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Course module: 201500321
Fluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer
Course info
Course module201500321
Credits (ECTS)15
Course typeModule
Language of instructionDutch
Contact R. Hagmeijer
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Lecturer A. de Boer
Contactperson for the course R. Hagmeijer
Lecturer R. Hagmeijer
Lecturer N.P. Kruyt
dr. G.G.M. Stoffels
Academic year2016
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Number of insufficient tests1
Fluid Mechanics 1
1. To be able to analytically compute the force by a flow on a construction based on the integral momentum equation, to be able to check the physical dimensions and to be able to analyse the asymptotic behavior.
2. To be able to analytically compute a fully developed flow based on the reduced Navier-Stokes equations, including shear stress, to be able to check the physical dimensions and to be able to analyse the asymptotic behavior.
3. To be able to compute temperature, pressure and density in a steady compressible  flow based on streamline invariants and to know the conditions under which the relations used are valid.
4. To be able to manipulate partial differential equations by means of the product rule, the chain rule and the Einstein summation convention, with the purpose to analyse the properties of flows.
5. To be able to perform dimension analysis based on a given problem formulation with a number of dimensional parameters.

Heat Transfer
1. To apply the basic relations for the three heat transfer mechanisms (conduction, convection and thermal radiation) to steady situations
2. Determine steady heat transfer rates for internal and external flows, using correlations and graphs
3. Determine unsteady temperature distributions inside objects using theoretical relations and graphs.
4. Explain how various relations can be derived from the conservation laws of mass, momentum and energy.
5. Derive dimensionless groups from conservation laws or from dimensional analysis. Understand use and interpretation of these dimensionless groups.

Fluids Engineering
The module “Fluid Mechanics &Heat Transfer”  aims at learning to understand and being able to apply the disciplines of fluid mechanics and heat transfer in view of engineering problems. The module consists of three courses:
• Fluid Mechanics 1
• Heat Transfer
• Fluids Engineering (project)

Fluid Mechanics 1
Fluid mechanics is the discipline that describes the dynamics and mechanics of fluids  (liquids and gases). Many applications are involved, such as computing forces on airplanes, determining the fluid velocity in an injection needle, the effects of a rough sea on the dynamics of a ship, making a wheather forcast or even describing trafic on roads.The purpose of the discipline is to describe characteristic variables such as velocity, density, pressure and temperature as functions of space and time.In the course Fluid Mechanics 1 the integral and differential formulations of the three conservation principles of mass, momentum and energy are derived. Limiting cases such as steady and inviscid flows are discussed. Several applications of the integral formulations are treated such as computing the force on a construction. Fully developed incompressible flows are introduced and the reduced Navier-Stokes equations are derived. Also introduced are the concepts of dimension analysis, similarity and Reynolds number. Subsequently compressible flows are discussed based on a perfect gas modeling. Finally the concepts of total pressure, -density and -temperture are introduced.

Heat Transfer
In numerous engineering systems, the thermal management of great importance. The course Hesat Transfer addresses the three mechanisms of heat transfer (conduction, convection and radiation) on the basis of practical applications. Because convective heat transfer takes place by means of the flow of gases and liquids, the essential basic phenomena in fluid dynamics are also discussed.
Required materials
Recommended materials
Fluid Mechanics 1: Reader “Fluid Mechanics I" by R. Hagmeijer (online, free available)
Heat Transfer: Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications, 4th edition; Y.A. Cengel & A.J. Ghajar, McGraw Hill
Course material
All necessary material will be provided
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes


Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Self study without assistance


Fluid Mechanics 1

Heat Transfer

Proj. Fluids Engineering & Ac. Skills 7

Compensation 7

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