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Hydraulics II

1. COURSE INFORMATION:

SchoolEnvironmental Engineering
Course LevelUndergraduate
Course IDENVE 433Semester7th
Course CategoryRequired
Course ModulesInstruction Hours per WeekECTS

Laboratory assignments

3
T=0, E=0, L=3

5
Course TypeScientific area
Prerequisites 
Instruction/Exam LanguageGreek
The course is offered to Erasmus studentsYes
Course URLhttps//www.eclass.tuc.gr/courses/MHPER213/ (in Greek)

 

2. LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes

The course "Hydraulics II" is a basic core lesson with a focus on practical demonstration and application of the theoretical concepts taught in the Hydraulics I course of the previous semester.
The course introduces practical concepts such as the measurement of basic hydrological variables in a wide range of applications (from the measurement of atmospheric variables such as precipitation, surface hydrological variables such as river flow and underground hydrological such as aquifer level).
Experimental measurements in the lab serve to confirm fundamental concepts and theories of surface and underground hydrology.

Further objectives of the course are to understand the importance of the systematic recording of hydrological parameters and their importance in the management of water resources.

Upon successful completion of the course, the student has acquired the following skills:

  • Ability to process experimental and numerical data.
  • Ability to solve the equations for flow in open flow channels.
  • Ability to determine hydraulic jump parameters.
  • Ability to calibrate H-Q equations over rectangular, vee notch and broad crested weirs.4
  • Capacity to identify flow type in open channels
  • Ability to identify and apply appropriate equipment to measure river flow.
  • Ability to assess the suitability of the control cross-sections.
  • Ability to estimate flood peak discharge
 
General Competencies/Skills
 
  • Practical understanding of concepts / theories
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
  • Work in groups
 

3. COURSE SYLLABUS

Α. HYDRAULICS AND HYDROLOGY LABs
  1. Hydraulic jump and stilling basins
  2. Specific energy-critical depth
  3. Flow over rectangular, vee notch and Broad crested weir

Β. GROWNDWATER FLOW LABs
  4. Darcy Law – Demonstration of groundwater flow, calculation of hydraulic gradient and calculation of hydraulic conductivity
  5. Demonstration of groundwater flow, and calculation of hydraulic conductivity in confined aquifer

C. HYDROMETRY LABs
  6. Hydrometry - Hydrology
  7. Hydrometic networks  – state of technology
  8. Methods and equipment of flow measurements
  9. H-Q curves
  10. Floods and flood peak discharge estimation
  11. Hydraulic works and control cross-sections
  12. Hydrometeorological measurements

4. INSTRUCTION and LEARNING METHODS - ASSESSMENT

Lecture MethodDirect (face to face)

Use of Information and Communication Technology

 
  • Use of computer software.
  • E-class support.
  • Processing of time series datasets.
 
Instruction OrganisationActivityWorkload per Semester
(hours)
- Lectures3
- Lab work26
- Tutorials3
- Lab assignments60
- Autonomous study12
Course Total125

Assessment Method

Ι. One final lab exam (40%) including:
-    Multiple choice questions
-    Practical and theoretical problems with quantitative data.

ΙΙ. Three group lab assignment’s (60%)

5. RECOMMENDED READING

 
  • Shen J (1960) Discharge characteristics of triangular-notch thin-plate weirs. Geological Survey water-supply paper; 1617-B Supt. of Docs, no.: I 19.13:1617-B
  • Streeter V, Wylie EB (2000) Μηχανική Ρευστών – Εκδόσεις ΦΟΥΝΤΑΣ.
  • Zachoval Ζ, Knéblová Μ, Roušar L, Rumann J, Šulc J (2014) Discharge coefficient of a rectangular sharp-edged broad-crested weir. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics. Volume 62, Issue 2, Pages 145–149, ISSN (Print) 0042-790X, DOI: 10.2478/johh-2014-0014, April 2014
  • Κατσιφαράκης Κ (2009) Μόνιμες ροές με ελεύθερη επιφάνεια. ISBN 960-8183-77-4.
 

6. INSTRUCTORS

Course Instructor:Professor G. Karatzas (Faculty- EnvEng), Professor N. Nikolaidis (Faculty-EnvEng), Professor I.Tsanis (Faculty-EnvEng), Dr. A. Koutroulis (LTS-EnvEng), Dr. E. Varouchakis (LTS-EnvEng)
Lectures:Professor G. Karatzas (Faculty- EnvEng), Professor N. Nikolaidis (Faculty-EnvEng), Professor I.Tsanis (Faculty-EnvEng), Dr. A. Koutroulis (LTS-EnvEng), Dr. E. Varouchakis (LTS-EnvEng)
Tutorial exercises: 
Laboratory Exercises: Dr. A. Koutroulis (LTS-EnvEng), Dr. E. Varouchakis (LTS-EnvEng)