Academic Year 2023/24
BR004 course is part of 1 study plan
B-P-C-SI (N) / V Winter Semester 3rd year
The course deals with determination of effects of water on plane and curved surface and information on floatation of bodies.
Findings about flow and motion of water in pipe pressure systems and in systems with free water surface (i.e. flow in natural and artificial open channels). Hydraulics of water structures.
Steady non-uniform and unsteady continuously changing flow in open channels and pipes, filling and emptying of non-prismatic reservoirs and lock chambers. Shaft and lateral spillways, chutes, types of hydraulic jump and design of stilling pools.
Basics of model similitude in fluid mechanics. Selected chapters of object hydraulics and pressure systems hydraulics.
Practical aspects of groundwater flow, principals of continuity and deterministic. Assumptions accepted for ground water flow solution, simple water intakes, simple models of flow through a dam, solution of system of wells.
The findings are applied in computational and laboratory exercises.
2. Basics of potential flow and its application.
3. Hydraulic jump I non-prismatic channel. Supercritical flow in channels and spillways, aeration of water flow.
4. Free and submerged water jets, flow around bodies. Action of water flow on surfaces. Application of impulse theory.
5. Emptying of tanks, non-prismatic tanks. Filling and emptying of lock chambers. Continuously changing unsteady flow. Shock waves in open channels. Shock waves in pipes, direct and indirect hydraulic shock. Time slope of shock wave.
6. Pipe systems, pump design, flow cavitation.
7. Flow in bridge profiles and culverts.
8. Cross influence of hydraulic elements from the point of view of energy losses.
9. Flow close to inlets, downflow baffle.
10. Flow of non-newton fluids, bigham and non-bigham matter flow.
11. Dimensional analysis, basics of model similarity in fluid mechanics.
12. Shaft overfall. Special types of overfalls, movable spillway constructions. Overflow of water with high submergence factor.
13. Darcy’s equation, filtration coefficient, specific leakage and mean velocity of water flow in voids. Hydraulics of wells in steady state.
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Offered to foreign students
Course on BUT site
13 weeks, 4 hours/week, elective
13 weeks, 4 hours/week, compulsory