Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students are able to:
• describe the essential substance properties of fluids.
• categorise and calculate the forces on geometric surfaces caused by hydrostatic pressure.
• calculate the buoyancy of simple geometric bodies.
• apply the continuity equation and energy equation to simple hydraulic systems and make the respective calculations.
• analyse simple systems of pipe hydraulics and calculate the occurring pressure drops, volume flow rates and flow velocities.
• apply the principle of linear momentum and the principle of angular momentum on simple hydraulic systems and calculate the force of flowing fluids.
• apply laws of similarities to simple hydraulic systems.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• Substance properties of fluids and gases
• Hydrostatic pressure
• Buoyancy
• Continuity equation
• Energy equation
• Pipe hydralics
• Effluent of containers
• Principle of linear momentum
• Principle of angular momentum
• Laws of similarity

recommended or required reading

• Böswirth (2007): Technische Strömungslehre: Lehr- und Übungsbuch, 7. Aufl., Vieweg+Teubner Verlag Wiesbaden
• Bohl, Elmendorf (2008): Technische Strömungslehre, 14. Aufl., Vogel Business Media Würzburg
• Junge (2011): Einführung in die Technische Strömungslehre, Fachbuchverlage Leipzig

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrated course

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Director of Studies

year of study

First year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable