322.047 Applied Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, LU, 2.0h, 2.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.5
  • Type: LU Laboratory Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to measure the viscosities of fluids, apply Laser-Doppler anemometry and hot wire anemometry to measure velocities, make flows visible either with the Schlieren-method or on model flows such as the Hele-Shaw cell and the shallow water channel, explain the observed phenomena, and measure the drag and lift of an airfoil profile.

Subject of course

Application of experimental methods for typical applied problems.

The laboratory exercise is organized in units of 4 hours each on the following topics:

  • Measurement of Fluid Properties (viscosimetry)
  • Elements of Measurement Techniques (classical optical measurement methods, free convection; shallow water channel)
  • One Directional Flow Phenomena (diffusion and fingering in a Hele-Shaw cell)
  • Elements of Fluid Flow Instabilities (Particle Image Velocimetry or Laser Doppler Anemometry, Taylor-Couette experiment)
  • Elements of Aerodynamics (icing of a wing profile in the subsonic wind tunnel (hot wire anemometry, 6-component force balance)

Teaching methods

Experiments and operation of measurement devices.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Attention, access is restricted. A maximum of 24 places can be offered.



Course dates

Wed14:00 - 16:0006.03.2024GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Preparatory meeting
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

At the beginning of each exercise unit the knowledge of the respective documents (lecture notes) is checked.

Protocols are written, which are to be handed in at the end of the exercise unit, but at the latest by the next exercise unit.

The marks are based on the knowledge of the lab contents, on active participation, cooperation and on the submitted reports.

The laboratory of the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer is located at Arsenal, Franz-Grill-Straße 9, Object 214.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
06.02.2024 08:00 12.03.2024 23:59

Registration modalities

via TISS


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 245 Mechanical Engineering Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
033 282 Mechanical Engineering - Management Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 393 Interdisciplinary Mathematics Not specified
066 473 Chemical and Process Engineering for Sustainable Production Not specified


Materials see tuwel-Kurs.

Previous knowledge

Preceding courses

Accompanying courses


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