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Introduction to Hydraulics

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Sergio Maldonado-Villanueva

Module overview

This module provides students with an introduction to how key principles of fluid dynamics are applied to solve practical problems in civil and coastal engineering. Understanding this link between physics and engineering will provide students with the ability to perform and critically assess a range of hydraulic computations commonly used in engineering. These include for instance the determination of the pressure of water on submerged solids (e.g. dams, lock gates), the design of pipelines and open-channels. By the end of the module students should also have gained an appreciation of the different types of flows that may occur in natural and engineered systems.

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