htw saar QR-encoded URL
Back to Main Page Choose Module Version:


Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Piston Engines, Compressors and Turbines

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Piston Engines, Compressors and Turbines
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: MAB_19_A_3.04.SKS
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
3V+1U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 120 min.

[updated 05.11.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MAB_19_A_3.04.SKS (P241-0285) Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 3, mandatory course
MAB_24_A_3.04.SKS Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2024 , semester 3, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
MAB_19_A_1.07.ENB Engineering Basics
MAB_19_A_2.04.MA2 Mathematics 2

[updated 10.03.2020]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
MAB_19_V_4.09.EEN Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

[updated 05.03.2020]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Marco Günther
Prof. Dr. Marco Günther
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Heinze

[updated 10.03.2020]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be familiar with the basics of fluid mechanical quantities and laws. They will be able to apply the laws of fluid mechanics to simple practical problems in hydrostatics and hydrodynamics.
Students will be able to describe well-known types of pistons and turbomachinery, including their basic structure, function, application possibilities and operating behavior.

[updated 05.11.2020]
Module content:
Fluid Mechanics:
Fluid statics:
fluid properties, state variables, pressure concept and distribution, effects of force on container walls, buoyancy and thermal lift
Frictionless flows (incompressible):
current filament theory, equations of motion for a fluid element, conservation laws of the stationary current filament theory (conservation of mass, energy theorem), pressure and velocity measurement
Flows with friction (incompressible):
frictional influence, mechanical similarity and characteristics, laminar and turbulent flow, stationary pipe flow
Piston engines and flow machines:
Piston engines:
- Basics, mode of operation, operating behavior with regard to:
    - Piston compressors
    - Piston pumps
    - Piston steam engines
    - Internal combustion engines
Fluid flow machines:
- Basics, mode of operation, operating behavior with regard to:
    - Axial and radial compressors
    - Axial and radial pumps
    - Steam turbines
    - Water turbines
    - Gas turbines

[updated 05.11.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
- Lecture with integrated exercises, exercises for self-study
Blackboard, transparencies, lecture notes, exercises

[updated 05.11.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
Technical fluid mechanics:
Bohl: Tech. Strömungslehre; v. Böckh: Fluidmechanik; Herwig: Strömungsmechanik; Herwig: Strömungsmechanik A-Z; Kümmel: Technische Strömungsmechanik;  Oertel, Böhle, Dohrmann: Strömungsmechanik
Kolben- und Strömungsmaschinen:
Küttner: Kolbenmaschinen; Beitz, Grote - Hrsg.: Dubbel-Taschenbuch für den Maschinenbau, Kapitel Kolbenmaschinen, Kapitel Strömungsmaschinen; Urlaub: Verbrennungsmotoren; Bohl,  Elmendorf: Strömungsmaschinen 1

[updated 05.11.2020]
[Mon Dec 11 13:13:56 CET 2023, CKEY=mtsxkus, BKEY=m2, CID=MAB_19_A_3.04.SKS, LANGUAGE=en, DATE=11.12.2023]