FLE - Fluids and Energy - S5-S6

Director: Pierre DUQUESNE


This course unit reviews the key concepts and the modeling tools required to study flow problems and heat transfer applications. The conservation laws associated with various levels of approximation are described. The theoretical lectures are complemented with numerous hands-on activities : introductory experiment, physical and numerical experiments, thematic project performed as a group on a panel of 31 test-rigs. The concepts and tools presented in the course are of use in most of the industrial domains hiring engineers : environment, energy, car industry, aerospace, health and biology

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
  • Be able to apply experimental and numerical techniques



Concept of velocity, temperature, pressure, density, viscosity, stress. Partial differential equations


Weighted average : 60% tc1 + 15% tc2 + 25% tc3