101-1249-00L  Hydraulics of Engineering Structures

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersI. Albayrak, F. Evers
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


101-1249-00 GHydraulics of Engineering Structures2 hrs
Tue15:45-17:30HIL E 8 »
I. Albayrak, F. Evers

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AbstractHydraulic fundamentals are applied to hydraulic structures for wastewater, flood protection and hydropower. Typical case studies from engineering practice are further described.
ObjectiveUnderstanding and quantification of fundamental hydraulic processes with particular focus on hydraulic structures for wastewater, flood protection and hydropower.

In the course "Hydraulics of Engineering Structures", the competencies of process understanding, system understanding and measurement methods are taught, applied and examined. The competencies modeling, concept development and data analysis & interpretation are taught and data analysis & interpretation is applied in addition.
Content1. Introduction & Basic equations
2. Losses in flow & Maximum discharge
3. Uniform flow & Critical flow
4. Hydraulic jump & Stilling basin
5. Backwater curves
6. Weirs & End overfall
7. Sideweir & Side channel
8. Bottom opening, Venturi & Culverts, Restrictors, Inverted siphons
9. Fall manholes & Vortex drop
10. Supercritical flow & Special manholes
11. Aerated flows & Low level outlets
12. Hydraulics of sediment bypass tunnels
13. Vegetated flows - Introduction & Application
14. Summary
Lecture notesText books

Hager, W.H. (2010). Wastewater hydraulics. Springer: New York.
LiteratureExhaustive references are contained in the suggested text book.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersI. Albayrak, F. Evers
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
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Civil Engineering MasterMajor in Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources ManagementWInformation