MEK4600 – Experimental Methods in Fluid Mechanics

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Exams after the reopening

As a general rule, exams will be conducted without physical attendance in the autumn of 2021, even after the reopening. See the semester page for information about the form of examination in your course. See also more information about examination at the MN Faculty in 2021.

Course content

The course will provide an introduction to measurement methods relevant to experimental fluid mechanics. Knowledge of these topics will also be of use for fluid mechanics students involved in modelling. The course will provide an overview of analysis techniques commonly used in experimental work. Weekly exercises will provide reinforcement of the topics discussed in class. A variety of measurement methods and techniques will be presented in order to provide knowledge and understanding of common measurement methods used in research. Lab classes will provide the student with opportunities to apply the topics discussed in class to actual data. Literature which is relevant to the measurement techniques will be discussed in class as well.

Learning outcome

The goal will be to familiarize the student with common measurement and analysis techniques for experimental fluid mechanics. After completion of the course the student should feel confident in conducting more independent experimental work. The student will leave will knowledge of how to approach various measurements in the lab along with an understanding of how to acquire and process the resultant data.

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


4 hours of lectures/exercises per week throughout the semester.

The course may be taught in Norwegian if the lecturer and all students at the first lecture agree to it.

Upon the attendance of three or fewer students, the lecturer may, in conjunction with the Head of Teaching, change the course to self-study with supervision.


Final oral exam which counts 100 % towards the final grade.

This course has 3 lab rapports that must be approved before you can sit the final exam.

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: MEK9600 – Experimental Methods in Fluid Mechanics

The final exam will consist of a 30 minute oral presentation given by the student to the class. The student will go into further detail on a topic discussed in class, chosen from a list provided by the instructors. Questions from the instructors and the class members will follow the presentation.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

Courses taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English. You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. 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) Oct. 22, 2021 2:39:00 AM

Facts about this course


Autumn 2021

Taught according to demand and resources. Contact if you are interested in this course.

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