Fluid Mechanics, 5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 29 August 2022

    End date: 30 October 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-13622 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.

    Registration: 28 July 2022 – 28 August 2022

Entry requirements: 120 credits with Mathematical Methods of Physics, Computing Science II or the equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,083

About the course

Basic concepts and laws of fluid mechanics. Integral and differential forms of the basic equations of fluid mechanics. Compressibility. Helmholtz and Kelvins theorems. Potential flow. Complex flow potential. Flow around cylinders and spheres. Two-dimensional wing theory. Viscous flow. Boundary layers. Dimensional analysis and comparison with experimental data. Typical Reynolds numbers for laminar and turbulent flow. Elements of the theory of turbulence. Non-linear phenomena. Surface and internal waves in fluids. Stability of fluid flows. Overview of methods to measure flow. Use of numerical software within fluid mechanics. Computer assignments. Guest lecture.

More information


Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA

Study counsellor

Email: studievagledare@physics.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21