Course: Fluid Dynamics

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Course title Fluid Dynamics
Course code UFY/MTE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Nožička Jiří, prof. Ing. CSc.
Course content
1. Basic concepts and quantities. Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids. 2. Hydrostatics. The basic equation. Absolute and relative equilibrium. The forces on the wall. 3. Basic equations of fluid dynamics - continuity equation and the equation of motion. 4. Fow of an ideal fluid. The effluent from the containers. 5. Flow of real fluids. Hydraulic losses. 6. Unsteady hydrodynamics. Water hammer. The absolute and relative flow. 7. A dynamic effects of the flowing fluid. Propulsive force. Flow impeller. Euler's pump and turbine equation. 8. Laminar flow, flow in a tube of circular cross section. Analytically solvable cases of laminar flow. 9. turbulent flow. The characteristics of turbulence. The flow in the pipe of circular cross section. 10. Wrap planar, development of the boundary layer. Resistance. 11. Wrapping bodies. The buoyancy. Boundary layer. Transition to turbulence. Flow separation. Wrapping spheres and cylinders. 12. aerodynamic force and its components. Wrapping airfoil. Polar. 13. Basics of similarity theory.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Laboratory, E-learning
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 5 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 5 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim to introduce basics of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics to students. Special emphasis is placed on the theoretical aspects including derivation of basic relation between particular quantities. In addition, students will gain advanced knowledge related to fluid flow, and introduction to aerodynamics.
The graduate will get knowledge of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics with an emphasis on the theoretical basis. Students will be capable to discuss and to derive the basic relationships and equations. In addition, students will have an overview of fluid flow and fundamentals of aerodynamics.
basic knowledge of mathematics and physics, knowledge of vector, differencial and intergal calculation

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Understanding of the topic within the frame given by the plan. Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes: credit: attendance of seminars, min 75%, passing the test to min 75%. exam: passing the test min 75%, proof of knowledge at the oral exam min 75%.
Recommended literature
  • Nožička J.: Mechanika tekutin. Česká technika - nakladatelství ČVUT, Praha 2007..
  • Pěta M.: Mechanika tekutin - sbírka příkladů. Vydavatelství ČVUT, Praha 2005..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Mechatronics (1) Category: Special and interdisciplinary fields 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter