Course Information
TitleΥΔΡΑΥΛΙΚΗ / Hydraulics
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID20000241

Programme of Study: PPS TPM - EISAKTEOI APO 2022 KAI EXĪS

Registered students: 0
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Programme of Study: PPS TPM (EISACΗTHENTES EŌS KAI 2021)

Registered students: 589
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Core program for all studentsCompulsory Course426

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
1. ΤΥ0100Theofanis Karampas, Panagiotis Prinos, Margaritis Vafeiadis
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The students should acquire the basic principles od steady state flows in closed conduits and open channels, which form the basis for the study of important civil engineering works (e.g. water supply and sewage networks, irrigation networks etc.)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
A. Steady flow in pipes: General Equations. Hydraulic Head. Energy equation. Head losses. Friction losses. Moody diagram. Local Losses. Energy and piezometric line. Pipes in series and in parallel. Equivalent pipe. Pipes with a common junction. Water networks. Hydraulic computation of branched and looped networks. Pumps and pumping stations. Pump characteristics. Characteristic curves. Selection of pumps. Pumps in series and in parallel. Cavitation. Siphons. B. Steady state free surface flow: Flow characteristics. Uniform flow. Definitions and equations. Cross-sections of composite shape. Best hydraulic cross-section.. Specific and total energy. Specific force. Critical depth. Calculation of critical depth. Control cross-sections. Flow over a step and through. Hydraulic jump and its features. Hydraulic jump on horizontal channel. Location of hydraulic jump. Gradually varied flow. General features. Profile classification. Flow calculations. Spillways. C. Flow in alluvial channels: Sediment load, sediment erosion, deposition and transport in alluvial channels. Initiation of motion. Bed load, suspended load and total load. Mathematical and physical models.
pipe flow, pumps, head losses, free surface flow, critical flow, hydraulic jump, non-uniform flow
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work100.4
Reading Assigment802.9
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities120.4
Student Assessment
Final written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Κ.Λ. Κατσιφαράκης "Μόνιμες ροές με ελεύθερη επιφάνεια" Π. Πρίνος "Υδραυλική κλειστών και ανοικτών αγωγών" Ι. Τσακoγιάννης "Υδραυλική. Μόνιμη ροή σε κλειστούς αγωγούς και σε υδροδυναμικές μηχανές"
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