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Module MV-MFM-M197-M-7

Physicochemical Hydrodynamics (M, 4.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-MFM-M197-M-7 Physicochemical Hydrodynamics 4.0 CP (120 h)


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-MFM] Micro Fluid Mechanics
Reference course of study [MV-88.808-SG] M.Sc. Computational Engineering
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
3V MV-MFM-86750-K-7
Physicochemical Hydrodynamics
P 42 h 78 h - - PL1 4.0 SuSe
  • About [MV-MFM-86750-K-7]: Title: "Physicochemical Hydrodynamics"; Presence-Time: 42 h; Self-Study: 78 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: oral examination (15-30 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 11057 ("Physicochemical Hydrodynamics")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


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

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)



Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-MFM-M197-M-7]

Module-Pool Name
[MV-ALLG-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Master allgemein 2022
[MV-ALL-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule allgemein
[MV-CE-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule M.Sc. Computational Engineering 2022
[MV-CE-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Computational Engineering
[MV-EVT-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule M.Sc. EVT 2022
[MV-EVT-MPOOL-6] Wahlplichtmodule Energie- und Verfahrenstechnik