Academic Catalog


Course Code: 3640458
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 7.0
Department: Civil Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
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Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 3640372 , 3640376
The course set above should be completed before taking CVE458 DESIGN OF HYDRAULIC STRUCTURES .

Course Content

Dam design concepts. Design of overflow and outlet structures; frontal overflow, side channel, morning glory overfall, siphon, free fall, chute, cascade spillway. Design of dissipation structures; hydraulic jump and stilling basin, drop structures and plunge pools, trajectory basins. Design of bottom outlets; gate types, hydraulics of high-head gates, air entrainment, cavitation. Design of intake structures; hydraulic losses, vortex formation, hydraulic loadings, control gates and valves, penstock.
Prerequisites: CVE372, and CVE376.