Course detail

Fluid Engineering

FSI-LFIAcad. year: 2020/2021

The aim of the course is to present the basic properties of fluids and flow and their usage in different industrial and agricultural applications.
Basic equations of hydrodynamics are the starting point for the analysis and description of principles of hydraulic and pneumatic elements, machines and mechanisms.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The knowledge of applied hydrodynamics and the basic hydraulic elements and mechanisms principle


Basics in hydrodynamics, thermo mechanics and the body dynamics


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Brdička, M. a kol.: Mechanika kontinua, , 0 (CS)
Šob, F.: Hydromechanika, , 0
Bird, R.: Přenosové jevy, , 0 (CS)
Tomáš, F.: Čerpadla I, , 0
Pivoňka, J. : Tekutinové mechanismy, , 0 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit and Examination (written exam), ECTS evaluation

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


To extend the knowledge gained in the basic course of hydromechanics. Learn how to work with different notation of basic equations describing fluid flow and to use them in solving suitably chosen exercises. To deepen knowledge of interconnection of mathematical description of physical processes connected with fluid flow.

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

Seminars and written tasks on the excercises

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-ETI-P Master's

    specialization TEP , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory
    specialization FLI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory
    specialization ENI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. The conception of macroscopic element. The motion equation of macroscopic element.
2. The Conservation law. The Euler and Lagrange continuum theory.
3. Bernoulli equation, dissipation function.
4. The disc pump principle.
5. Cavitation, beneficial work of viscous forces.
6. Bernoulli equation in the relative system (rotation).
7. The centrifugal pump principle.
8. The forces on the through flow solid surface and element.
9. Forces and the application for the jet.
10. The Pelton turbine principle.
11. Compressibility of fluid, the weight conservation law application for the jet and air lift pump.
12. Wave equation, water hammer and their application.
13. The sound waves transmission in the liquid.


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


The Bernoulli equation application for the pipeline system solution. The Bernoulli equation application for flow in the jet - pulse jet. The disc pump - basic characteristics. Bezier curves and surfaces. Rotary pump - basic characteristics. Water ejector - design. Pelton turbine - basic characteristics. Air lift pump - design, the weight conservation law application for the compressible liquid. Gas accumulators and its characteristics. The water hammer application - the hydraulic ram.