31036 - Hydraulics T

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Clean water and sanitation

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

After passing the final exam, the student gains knowledge of basics of fluid mechanics and hydraulics. This will lay the basis to analyze and design urban water systems.

Course contents

  • Introduction. Fluid properties and behavior.
  • Hydrostatic. Fluid pressure and its variation. Hydrostatic thrust on plane and curved surfaces. Buoyancy and stability.
  • Elements of kinematics.
  • Fluid dynamic. Dynamic thrust on surfaces.
  • Ideal fluids. Bernoulli’s theorem. Applications.
  • Pipe flow. Laminar and turbulent flow. Hydraulic losses. Pumping systems.
  • Free surface flow. Uniform flow. Steady state profiles. Dissipative phenomena. Presence of perturbations induced by thresholds, gates, bridge piers.


Meccanica dei fluidi
Yunus A. Çengel, John M. Cimbala
Mc Graw Hill
ISBN: 9788838663840

Teaching methods

The teaching methods could be modify based on the COVID19 situation.

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Class hours consist of regular lectures.  Exercises are proposed to students.

Office hours

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