Course detail

Fluid Mechanics

FAST-NTB030Acad. year: 2020/2021

Introduction to the subject mechanics liquids. Basic equations water flow: Bernoulli, Chézy, Darcy-Weisbach etcr. Water flow in pressure pipeline systems, laminar and turbulent flow. Shock waves in pipes, direct and indirect hydraulic shock. Time slope of shock wave.


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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student upgrade his knowledge of hydraulics, especially about water flow in pressure systems.


Physics, mathematics and basic plumbing systems and heating.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

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Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction, basic terms, fluid properties. Hydrostatics and relative calm of fluid.
2. Hydrodynamics, types of fluids, continuity equation. Ideal fluid flow.
3. Measurement of velocity and pressure.
4. Flow of viscous fluids.
5. Laminar flow in the pipe.
6. Turbulent flow.
7. Pressure loss due to friction. Pressure loss of local resistence.
8. Unsteady motion of fluids. Flow in channels.
9. Computational fluid dynamics – CFD method.
10. Internal and external aerodynamice.


Basic information on fluid behaviours and effect, phenomenon generated in water flow in pressure systems.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPC-SIS Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer