Course Details


DRB023 course is part of 4 study plans

Ph.D. full-t. program DPC-V compulsory-elective Summer Semester 1st year 8 credits

Ph.D. combi. program DKC-V compulsory-elective Summer Semester 1st year 8 credits

Ph.D. full-t. program DPA-V compulsory-elective Summer Semester 1st year 8 credits

Ph.D. combi. program DKA-V compulsory-elective Summer Semester 1st year 8 credits

The study includes mainly flow of newton fluids, partly also problems of unnewton fluids flow. Theoretical bases of kinematics of viscous fluids - three main equations. Up to date knowledge of pressure system flow and open channels in steady and unsteady regime.

Course Guarantor

prof. Ing. Jan Šulc, CSc.


Institute of Water Structures

Learning outcomes

Subject builds on knowledge of hydraulics. New insights are obtained in particular in the issue of extreme hydraulic load structures. This is the overflows through the weirs and outflows of the bottom outlets with a strong influence of level and spatial conditions. Students will be prepared for the implementation of complex calculations of flow in systems with a free surface and pressure, will be able to subsequently solve the research tasks in the field of hydrotechncs and hydropower engineering.


Physics, hydraulics, mathematics, specialized courses of water management


Hydrology, statistics, probability, hydraulic steel structures

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Forms and criteria of assessment

Consultations realising, the exam contains a written test and an oral part.


Improvement of hydraulics, particulary of flow with complicated structure. Gain knowledge is applicable in designing and mainly research activities together with application of mathematical models of fluid flow.

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Vymezení kontrolované výuky a způsob jejího provádění stanoví každoročně aktualizovaná vyhláška garanta předmětu.


3 hours/week, 13 weeks, elective

Syllabus of lectures

1. Fluid continuum.
2.–3. Kinematics of fluids – basic equation for viscous fluid.
4. Movement range.
5. Phenonmenon similitude.
6. Local loss of energy, singularities.
7.–8. Open channel flow.
9. Hydraulic jumps in divergent stilling pools.
10. Bridges, weirs in extreme hydrologic conditions.
11.–12. Flow in diffusion régime.
13. Unnewton models.