338-0301/05 – Fluid Mechanics (MeTek)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Hydromechanics and Hydraulic EquipmentCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Sylva Drábková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Sylva Drábková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGF, FSIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BLE02 doc. Ing. Tomáš Blejchař, Ph.D.
BOJ01 doc. Ing. Marian Bojko, Ph.D.
BUR262 Ing. Adam Bureček, Ph.D.
DRA10 doc. Ing. Sylva Drábková, Ph.D.
DVO31 Ing. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
FOJ077 Ing. Kamil Fojtášek, Ph.D.
RAU01 Ing. Jana Jablonská, Ph.D.
KOZ30 prof. RNDr. Milada Kozubková, CSc.
VAS024 doc. Ing. Martin Vašina, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 14+2

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

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Credit: Present form of study: 2 continuous tests, laboratory measurements with subsequent evaluation and processing of the protocol (3 tasks). The maximum number of points for the credit is 30, the minimum required for the credit is 20 points. Combined form of study: An individual program covering 25 examples. The maximum number of points for the credit is 30, the minimum required for the credit is 20 points. Exam: the same form for both full-time and combined form of study It consists of a written and an oral part. The written part contains two examples to solve and 10 test questions. The maximum number of points is 30, the minimum number of points required for the oral examination is 12 points. The oral part consists of two questions - hydrostatic, hydrodynamics. For each correct question is 20 points. The student must demonstrate knowledge of both hydrostatic and hydrodynamics.


DRABKOVA, S.: Fluid Mechanics_Lectures, available at http://www.338.vsb.cz/en/studies/

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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The Programme of Lectures 1 Basic concepts of fluid mechanics, physical properties of liquids 2 Pressure and pressure forces, the liquid at rest, Euler's equation of hydrostatics, 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's 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 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 Bernouliho equation for the rotating channel, centrifugal pump, pump characteristic curves, pump in the piping system 13 Force effects of the flowing liquids on surfaces and bodies, body wrap 14 Flow in open channels, the physical similarity laws

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  20
        Examination Examination 70  21
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: compulsory attendance of at least 80%

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