Introduction to Fluid Dynamics - EENG5190

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 5 15 (7.5) Bo Li checkmark-circle


Fluid properties; Pascal's Law; Flow measurement; Basic fluid dynamic principles; Momentum equation; Pipelines and pumping systems; Drag reduction on moving objects (cars, airplanes…)


Contact hours

Contact hours: 34
Hours of private study: 116
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:
Examination, 2 hours (70%)
Assignment (15%)
Lab Report (15%)

Indicative reading

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Yasuki Nakayama, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2nd Edition, 2018. eBook ISBN: 9780081024386.
An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Chung Fang, Springer International Publishing, 2019. eBook ISBN 978-3-319-91821-1.
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, William S. Janna, CRC Press; Fifth Edition, 2015.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will have knowledge and understanding of:
1 fluid properties and the basic concepts underlying fluid flows and behaviour
2 hydrostatic and hydrodynamic forces born from static and dynamic fluid effects including mass-flow and energy conservation
3 fluid systems and evaluate energy losses for engineering applications


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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