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Course content

The course covers hydrodynamics where capillary and viscous forces play a role. It also covers simulation methods, thermodynamics and statistical physics relevant to porous media.

Learning outcome

After completing this course, you will:

  • have knowledge of hydrodynamic and thermodynamic transport processes in porous media.
  • have a thorough knowledge of the Navier-Stokes equation and Darcy’s law, and also diffusion and dispersion processes.
  • be able to program molecular and Brownian dynamics codes as well as the lattice Boltzmann-model and simple network models that are used to simulate flow in complex geometries.
  • know the theory behind the simulation models and have an understanding of how small-scale processes affect processes at larger scales. This includes the understanding of percolation theory.

Admission to the course

Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.

Overlapping courses


The teaching includes 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of group teaching per week throughout the semester.


  • Theoretical home exam in the middle of the semester, with assessment pass/fail.
  • Final written exam in the form of a project assignment, corresponding to 1 week's work, with assessment pass/fail.

Both the home exam and the final project assignment must be passed in the same semester in order to get a final grade in the course.

It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: ​FYS9465 – Dynamics of Complex Media

Examination support material

All examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) July 2, 2022 7:12:41 PM

Facts about this course


If the course is offered, a minimum of four students is required for ordinary lectures to take place. If less than four students participate, an exam will be given, but one should not expect ordinary teaching.

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