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Fluid Mechanics

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Course Unit Code338-0301/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter, Summer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
KOZ30prof. RNDr. Milada Kozubková, CSc.
DRA10doc. Ing. Sylva Drábková, Ph.D.
BOJ01doc. Ing. Marian Bojko, Ph.D.
VAS024doc. Ing. Martin Vašina, Ph.D.
Fluid Mechanics deals with equilibrium forces in the fluid at rest and motion. Applies universally valid theorems of mechanics, i.e. the condition of balance of forces and moments, the momentum of change of momentum, the law of weight and energy conservation.
In hydrostatics, attention is focused on calculating the pressure and pressure forces in the fluid at rest. In hydrodynamics, the main topics is a steady and unsteady pipe flow, the discharge of fluid from the vessel through a pipeline or through a hole, a hydraulic pipeline calculation, water pump system solution, uniform flow in the channel, flow over a body and other applications.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Students will be introduced to the application of conservation laws and force balance under steady and unsteady fluid flow. They will apply the obtained knowledge of general mechanics while learning about the continuum mechanics principles. They will conduct simple experiments to understand the theory. Having obtained the fundamental knowledge, they will be able to solve practical fluid flow mechanics problems, pressures and pressure forces under steady and unsteady flow in particular, and they will be introduced to more complex engineering problems solutions.
Course Contents
The Programme of Lectures
1 Basic concepts of fluid mechanics, physical properties of liquids
2 Pressure and pressure forces, the liquid at rest, Euler equation of hydrostatics, constant pressure levels, Pascal law
3 Pressure force acting on flat and curved submerged surfaces, Archimedes law
Fluids in relative calm
5 Introduction to fluid flow, continuity equation and Bernoulli's equation for ideal fluid flow
6 Flow of real fluids, the Navier-Stokes equations, Bernoulli equation for real fluid
7 Measurement of pressure and velocity in the pipeline
8 Steady flow in pipes, laminar and turbulent flow in pipes of circular cross section, flow in open channels
9 Hydraulic friction and local resistances, hydraulic calculation pipeline, pipeline characteristics
10 Liquid outflow from a small orifice, the liquid discharge through large rectangular hole in side wall of the container, emptying of containers
11 Unsteady flow of an incompressible fluid in pipeline, water hammer
12 Bernoulli equation for the rotating channel, centrifugal pump, pump characteristic curves, pump in the piping system
13 Momentum equation and its applications
14 Flow over bodies, forces acting on surfaces and bodies.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
DRABKOVA, S.: Fluid Mechanics_Lectures, available at
HEWAKANDAMBY, B. N.: A First Course in Fluid Mechanics for Engineers, available at
AL-SHEMMERI, T.T.:Engineering Fluid Mechanics, available at
AL-SHEMMERI, T.T.:Engineering Fluid Mechanics Solution Manual, available at
FOX, R.W., MC DONALD, A.T.: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, J. Wiley & sons, New York, 1994
DRÁBKOVÁ, S. a kolektiv: Mechanika tekutin, VŠB – TU Ostrava, dostupné na
DRÁBKOVÁ, S., KOZUBKOVÁ, M.: Cvičení z Mechaniky tekutin. Sbírka příkladů. VŠB – TU Ostrava, 2004, dostupné na
Návody pro laboratorní měření dostupné na
HEWAKANDAMBY, B. N.: A First Course in Fluid Mechanics for Engineers, available at
Další studijní materiály a informace o studiu předmětu:
Recommended Reading:
RODI, W., FUEYO, N.: Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Experiments 5. Oxford. Elsevier Science Ltd. Oxford, 2002.
MUNSON, B.R., YOUNG, D.F., OKIISHI, T.H.: Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics. March: Wiley Text Books, 2002. ISBN 047144250X
STREETER, V.L.: Fluid Mechanics, Mc Graw-Hill, New York, 1971
WHITE, F.M.: Fluid Mechanics, Mc Graw-Hill, New York, 1986
ASWATHA NARAYANA, P.A., SEETHARAMU, K.N.: Engineering Fluid Mechanics. Alpha Asience International Ltd., Harrow, U.K., 2005
BIRD, B.R, STEWART, W.E, LIGHTFOOT, E.N.: Přenosové jevy. Academia 1968
JANALÍK, J., ŠŤÁVA, P.: Mechanika tekutin. Skriptum. VŠB-TU Ostrava 2002
ŠOB, F.: Hydromechanika. Skriptum. VUT Brno 2002
JEŽEK, J.,VÁRADIOVÁ, B.: Mechanika tekutin pro pětileté obory. ČVUT Praha,1983,
JEŽEK, J.: Hydromechanika v příkladech. ČVUT Praha, 1975, 1988
MAŠTOVSKÝ, O.: Hydromechanika. SNTL Praha 1956, 1963
NOSKIEVIČ, J. A KOL.: Mechanika tekutin. SNTL/ALFA Praha 1990
NOŽIČKA, J.: Mechanika a termodynamika. ČVUT, Praha 1991
SMETANA, J.: Hydraulika, 1. a 2. díl. N ČSAV Praha, 1957

Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Experimental work in labs
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined