[ 481VMSSTFDK22 ] KV Thermofluiddynamics

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Mechatronics Philipp Gittler 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Mechatronics 2022W
Objectives After successfully engaging with the topics of this course, students will be able to

  • describe the physical meaning of the individual terms of the Navier-Stokes equations,
  • comprehend the solution approach of classical examples of exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations and provide a physical interpretation of the results,
  • comprhend the derivation of boundary layer equations and describe basic solutions of laminar boundary layer problems,
  • explain the fundamentals of turbulent boundary layers,
  • solve basic steady and transient heat conduction problems,
  • estimate heat transfer due to forced and natural convection,
  • conduct analytical calculations of flow- and heat transfer problems.

The level of mathematical modeling and analysis of the mentioned topics is comparable to the level of the textbooks: White, Viscous Fluid FLow, 1991 und Baehr, Stephan, Wärme- und Stoffübertragung, 2013.

  • basic equations (Navier-Stokes equations)
  • exact solutions of Navier-Stokes equations
  • boundary-layer theory
  • heat conduction
  • convective heat transfer
Criteria for evaluation Written assignment, written and/or oral exam
Methods Lecture by means of a script, development of practical examples
Language German
Study material
  • H. Schlichting, K. Gersten: Grenzschicht-Theorie, Springer Verlag, 1997.
  • F. M. White: Viscous Fluid Flow, McGraw-Hill, 1991.
  • M. Jischa: Konvektiver Impuls-, Wärme- und Stoffaustausch, Vieweg, 1982.
  • H. D. Baehr, K. Stephan: Wärme- und Stoffübertragung, Springer 2013.
Changing subject? No
Further information none

Until term 2022S known as: MEMPBKVTHFD KV Thermofluiddynamics
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Assignment according to sequence