Feb 02, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CV 415 - Hydraulics

3 lecture hours 2 lab hours 4 credits

Course Description
Hydraulics is the second level of applied engineering course in the water area of the civil engineering curriculum. In this course, students build upon material introduced in CV 310 , going more in depth and covering additional topics in the field of hydraulics. Upon completion of this course, the student will be prepared for hydraulics portions of the Principles and Practice of Engineering Civil Breadth (morning topics V.A and V.B) and Water Resources and Environmental Depth Exam (afternoon topics I and II). (prereq: CV 310 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Closed-Conduit Hydraulics

  • Calculate minor losses in complex fittings
  • Analyze the performance of an actual pump station with multiple pumps
  • Compute hydraulic transient pressures in a pipeline
  • Compute thrust forces due to changes in momentum at fittings
  • Analyze turbines for optimal efficiency

Open Channel Hydraulics

  • Compute flow profiles in open channels under uniform, gradually varied, and rapidly varied conditions
  • Analyze unsteady flow in open channels
  • Apply HEC-RAS to analyze gradually varied flow in open channels
  • Compute flood stage profiles and floodplain limits in rivers
  • Assess scour and sediment transport in movable bed conditions
  • Design culverts to achieve desired headwater levels
  • Size spillways to pass design flow rates
  • Analyze hydraulic structures for the purpose of dissipating energy (e.g., at spillways and culvert outlets)
  • Describe Computational Fluid Dynamics modeling

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • None

Laboratory Topics
  • Field trip to a pump station (lab 1)
  • Calculation of pipe and minor losses in pipe network apparatus (lab 2)
  • Measurement and control of hydraulic transients (lab 3)
  • Optimization of laboratory turbine (lab 4)
  • Observation of water surface profiles in the flume (lab 5)
  • Observation of flow through culverts (lab 6)
  • Sediment scour, transport, and deposition (lab 7)
  • Spillways and gates (lab 8)
  • Review for final exam (lab 9)

Dr. William Gonwa

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