The aim of this course is to familiarize the students with pipe flows, flows in pipe networks, free-surface flows, applications of physical modelling, and fundamentals of water hammer analysis.

·         Open channel flow: definition, elements of flow, computation.

·         Energy and momentum principles in open channel flow: specific energy and specific force, critical flow,

          Channel transitions, hydraulic jump.

·         Hydraulic models: dimensional analysis and hydraulic similitude, methods of investigation on scale 

          models, model building.

·         Closed-conduit flow: head loss equation, energy and pressure grade lines, laminar flow in pipes.

·         Network design and analysis.

·         Hydraulic machines: pumps and Turbines: Types, velocity triangles, work done, efficiency, specific 

          speed, and performance characteristics.

·         Pump – pipe systems.

          Introduction to water hammer analysis


1. Crowe, Roberson and Elger. Engineering Fluid Mechanics, 8th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2005.

2. Streeter V., Fluid Mechanics, 1997       

3. Hydraulics in civil Engineering, Andrew Chadwick & John Morfett .

4. Fluid mechanics and hydraulics engineering by R.K.Bansal.

5. Introduction to fluid mechanics, 3rd ed. Robert W. Fox, Allan T,Mc Donald