The aim of the module to advance the theoretical knowledge of Fluid Mechanics and apply fundamental and advanced concepts related to the design of pipe networks and open channel flow systems.
A. Analyse the fundamental hydraulic phenomena (velocity profiles, pipe friction, local losses, pipe networks, and water hammer) associated with steady and unsteady flows in closed conduits.
B. Analyse the phenomena associated with steady (uniform, critical, gradually varied and rapidly varied flow) flows in open channels.
C. Combine the theoretical knowledge gained and apply advanced numerical techniques for the evaluation of the performance and optimization of pipe networks
D. Practically measure and assess the nature and phenomena occurring in closed and open channels flows
The module is taught through formal lectures, class tutorials and laboratory experiments.