Academic Catalog

CE534 FLUID TRANSIENTS IN CLOSED CONDUITS

Course Code: 5620534
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Civil Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ZAFER BOZKU
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Fluid transient flow (water hammer) concepts. Basic differential equations for transient flow. Solution of differential equations by Method of Characteristics. Transients caused by turbopumps. Transients in hydroelectric power plants. Column separation, air release and entrapped air. Methods for controlling transients: wave speed reduction methods, air chambers, surge tanks. (R)