338-0301 – Fluid Mechanics (MeTek)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Hydromechanics and Hydraulic Equipment
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Sylva Drábková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
338-0301/01 1999/2000 5
338-0301/02 1999/2000 5
338-0301/03 2001/2002 2007/2008 5
338-0301/04 2007/2008 5
338-0301/05 2016/2017 2020/2021 5
338-0301/06 2016/2017 2020/2021 4
338-0301/07 2016/2017 2020/2021 4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

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.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


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.

Compulsory literature:

DRABKOVA, S.: Fluid Mechanics_Lectures, available at http://www.338.vsb.cz/en/studies/ HEWAKANDAMBY, B. N.: A First Course in Fluid Mechanics for Engineers, available at http://bookboon.com/en/a-first-course-in-fluid-mechanics-for-engineers-ebook AL-SHEMMERI, T.T.:Engineering Fluid Mechanics, available at http://bookboon.com/en/engineering-fluid-mechanics-ebook AL-SHEMMERI, T.T.:Engineering Fluid Mechanics Solution Manual, available at http://bookboon.com/en/engineering-fluid-mechanics-solution-manual-ebook FOX, R.W., MC DONALD, A.T.: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, J. Wiley & sons, New York, 1994

Recommended literature:

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


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.