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

2020S, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to apply scientific and technological methods in the field of applied fluid mechanics. They are provided with practical solutions in flow measurement technology, one-dimensional flow phenomena, heat and fluid flow technology, instabilities and aerodynamics.This includes, for example, the calculation of heat transfers, lift and drag, dimensionless parameters, air velocities and degrees of turbulence.

The lecture is part of the Applied Fluid Mechanics Module consisting of an in interlinked lecture (VO), a CFD project (PR) and a laboratory exercise (LU).

Subject of course

Flow measurement technology, application of practical flow simulation software, experimental, numerical and theoretical treatment of typical applied problems from modeling to problem solving.

The lecture contains:

  • Elements of Measurement Techniques
  • One Directional Flow Phenomena
  • Heat & Fluid Flow Applications
  • Elements of Fluid Flow Instabilities
  • Elements of Aerodynamics

To supplement the lecture, excursions to facilities of applied fluid mechanics are offered (for example Vienna Climatic Wind Tunnel, Austrian Institute of Technology, Technical Museum Vienna, shipyard of Austrian Airlines).

Teaching methods

Solving model-coupled ordinary differential equations with Matlab; solving applied fluid mechanics problems with the Navier Stokes Solver ANSYS Fluent. Calculation of dimensionless parameters for typical problems of applied fluid mechanics.

Mode of examination




Course dates

Wed15:00 - 16:3004.03.2020Seminarraum BA 08A Planning meeting
Wed11:00 - 12:3011.03.2020Seminarraum BA 02A Lecture

Examination modalities

The content of the lecture on the theoretical principles and the applications will be assessed by a written examination at the end of the course.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.07.2019 00:00 20.03.2020 23:59

Registration modalities:

via TISS


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 245 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
033 282 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


Course material can be found in the accompanying tuwel-course or below.


Previous knowledge

Fundamentals of incompressible as well as frictionless and frictional flows, Euler and Navier-Stokes equations, Fundamentals of partial differential equations.

Preceding courses

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses