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Course MV-MFM-86750-K-7

Physicochemical Hydrodynamics (3V, 4.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
3 V Lecture with integrated exercises 4.0 CP 42 h 78 h
(3V) 4.0 CP 42 h 78 h


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-MFM] Micro Fluid Mechanics
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Physicochemical Hydrodynamics is the science of fluid dynamics under physical, chemical and biochemical influences. These influences play an important role in many systems in process engineering or biology. Examples are coating, printing or cleaning processes or the flow of components in natural environments like cells.

In this lecture, it will be shown from a fluid dynamics perspective, which additional influences on hydrodynamics can occur. It will be described how these influences can be modelled and examples for applications will be discussed.

Topics are:

  • interfacial tension, wetting and capillarity
  • multi-phase flows and diffusion
  • electrokinetic flows
  • applications like coating flows and colloid stability

Competencies / intended learning achievements

At the end of the course, the students shall be able
  • to describe and to evaluate the influence of interfaces on flows
  • to estimate the importance of influences on flows
  • to know about the mechanisms of friccion and drag in flows and to evalutate them
  • to explain typical calculation methods
  • to explain effects that occur due to interfaces


Probstein: Physicochemical Hydrodynamics - An Introduction, Wiley


Blackboard, projector, slides. For further information and course materials please consider the corresponding OLAT-course.

Requirements for attendance (informal)



Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-MFM-86750-K-7]

Module Name Context
[MV-MFM-M197-M-7] Physicochemical Hydrodynamics P: Obligatory 3V, 4.0 LP