Fluids and Energy - Concepts and applications

Lecturer(s): Pierre DUQUESNE, Ariane EMMANUELLI
Course ⋅ 22 hTC ⋅ 16 hPW ⋅ 4 hAutonomy ⋅ 8 h


This teaching component (AF) introduces the whole FLE (Fluids & Energy) teaching unit (UE) through a hands-on exploration of flow physics and presents next the key concepts of fluid mechanics and heat transfers

Palabras clave

Discovery of fluid mechanics, fundamental governing equations, simplifying frameworks


  • Kinematics and fundamental laws
  • Newtonian viscous fluid
  • Reynolds number
  • Flow regimes and flow features as a function of the Reynolds number
  • Turbulent flows
  • Energy, thermodynamics and compressible flows
  • Vorticity and introduction to aerodynamics
  • Heat transfer Mixtures

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to describe the fundamental laws of fluid flows and heat transfers and their various levels of approximation.
  • Be able to identify the main flow features and flow regimes.
  • Be able to perform a dimensional analysis and an order of magnitude analysis for a boundary problem.
  • Know the basics of continuous flux systems and head balances.


Final mark = 60% Knowledge + 40% Know-how Knowledge = 100% final exam Know-how = 100% continuous assessment