338-0301/06 – Fluid Mechanics (MeTek)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Hydromechanics and Hydraulic EquipmentCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Sylva Drábková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Sylva Drábková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesUSPIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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.
SIK46 Ing. Roman Sikora, Ph.D.
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


Other requirements



Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The Programme of Lectures 1 Basic Concepts of Fluid Mechanics, Physical Properties of Fluids 2 Pressure and Pressure Forces in Fluids at Rest, Euler’s Equation of Hydrostatics, Pressure Levels, Pascal Law 3 Pressure force Acting on Flat and Curved Submerged Surfaces, Floating of Bodies, Archimedes’ Law 4 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 in the Gravitational Field 7 Measurement of Pressure and Velocity in a Pipeline 8 Steady Flow in Pipes, Laminar and Turbulent Flow in Pipes of Circular Cross Section 9 Hydraulic Friction and Local Resistance, Hydraulic Calculations of Pipeline, Pipeline Characteristics, Basics of Graphic Solutions 10 Fluid Outflow from a Small Orifice, Fluid Outflow through a Large Rectangular Hole in the Side Wall of the Container, Emptying Containers 11 Unsteady Flow of Incompressible Fluids in a Pipeline, Water Hammer 12 Bernouli Equation for the Rotating Channel, Centrifugal Pump, Pump Characteristic, Pump in the Pipe System 13 Force Effects of Flowing Fluids on Surfaces and Bodies, Fluid Flow around Bodies 14 Flow in Open Channels, Physical Similarity Laws

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester, validity until: 2020/2021 Summer 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
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