Unsteady Flow Hydraulics in Pipelines and Open Channels

Course Information
TitleΥΔΡΑΥΛΙΚΗ ΜΗ ΜΟΝΙΜΩΝ ΡΟΩΝ ΣΕ ΚΛΕΙΣΤΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΟΙΚΤΟΥΣ ΑΓΩΓ. / Unsteady Flow Hydraulics in Pipelines and Open Channels
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID420000896

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Students should be familiar with basic principles of pipe flow and open channel hydraulics and of numerical analysis
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Hydraulic hammer (Description of water hammer, pressure wave propagation, speed of pressure wave propagation). Equations of unsteady flow in pipelines. Application of the method of characteristics to study unsteady flow in pipelines. Complex pipe systems. Water hammer protection (surge relief valves, air release valves, surge tanks, air chambers). Differential and integral equations governing unsteady continuous and discontinuous flow in open channels. Finite difference computational schemes for unsteady flow study in open channels. Subcritical and supercritical flow characteristic equations. Stability analysis of computational schemes. Flood wave propagation on stilling and flowing water. Flood wave propagation in dry bed channels (irrigation advance in borders and furrows).
Hydraulic hammer, flood wave propagation, computational schemes
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Written exams (50%) and evaluation of written assignment (50%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
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