Hydraulics of Open Channels and Rivers

Course Information
TitleΥΔΡΑΥΛΙΚΗ ΤΩΝ ΑΝΟΙΧΤΩΝ ΑΓΩΓΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΤΑΜΩΝ / Hydraulics of Open Channels and Rivers
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID20000264

Programme of Study: PPS TMĪMATOS POLITIKŌN MĪCΗANIKŌN (2018-2019)

Registered students: 22
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Division of Structural EngineeringElective Courses843
Division of Hydraulics and Environmental EngineeringElective Courses843
Division of Geotechnical EngineeringElective Courses843
Division of Transport and Project ManagementElective Courses843

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
1. ΤΥ2500
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
The student should be aware of the basic principles of Open channel hydraulics which are usually included in a main compulsory course like a Hydrulics course. Also, he/she should be able to use PCs and software, especially office suites like text writers and spreadsheets.
Learning Outcomes
After the succefull completion of the course the students will be able to (1) design open channels, culverts (2) study of natural streams and determine water and solid discharge (3) determine channel conveyance (4) determine the effects of bridges on the flow in streams and rivers (5) design river training and flood protection works (5) apply computer codes for flow computations in streams and rivers
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Uniform flow. Composite roughness. Uniform flow in compound channels. Hydraulics of Bridges and Culverts Gradually varied flow in streams and rivers. Computations. Sediment Discharge in natural streams.Bed Load. Suspended Load. Bridge scour River training works The code HEC-RAS (River Analysis System). Applications.
Open channels, Streams, rivers, uniform flow, Gradually varied flow, Sediment Discharge, River training, Bridges
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Complex problem computations using full integrated software in Computer Lab. and at home
Course Organization
Laboratory Work150.5
Student Assessment
A) Individual Project ( Technical Study using specialized free softaware)
Student Assessment methods
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Διευθετήσεις Υδατορρευμάτων, Β.Δερμίσης Μηχανική των Ποταμών, Χ.Τσόγκας
Additional bibliography for study
HEC-RAS User Manual HEC-RAS Hydraulic Reference Manual
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