Course Description

Course Name

Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

20 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course aims to develop an understanding of Fluid Flow. Topics include: Fluid statics; Flow of fluids: general energy and momentum relationships; Flow of Newtonian liquids in pipes: friction factors and pressure drop, velocity distribution for laminar flow using shell balances, turbulent flow, friction losses, flow over banks of tubes; Flow and pressure measurement: Fluid pressure, measurement of fluid flow; Pumping of liquids: centrifugal pump characteristics, matching of pump and system curves, power requirements. Heat Transfer: conduction: plane walls, cylinders, spheres, resistances in series, unsteady conduction; convection: natural and forced, internal and external, condensation and boiling; radiation: view factors, black bodies, grey bodies, gases; shell and tube heat exchanger hardware and design: mean temperature difference, overall heat transfer coefficients, pressure drops.

*Course content subject to change