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Course unit
IN07103715, A.A. 2019/20

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0510, Degree course structure A.Y. 2012/13, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 12.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FLUID MECHANICS AND HYDRAULICS
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge STEFANO LANZONI ICAR/01
Other lecturers PAOLO PERUZZO ICAR/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/01 Hydraulics 12.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 12.0 96 204.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2012 course timetable

Prerequisites: Mathematical Analysis 1,2; Physics 1;
Target skills and knowledge: To set the methodological basis for the mechanics of incompressible Newtonian fluids, of pipe flows and open channel flows.
Examination methods: Written examination (an exercise on hydrostatic, an exercise on steady fluid dynamics, and an exercise on open channel flow to be carried out in 2 h) and oral examination.
Assessment criteria: Completeness, rigour and orderliness of the essay; clarity of exposition; rigour in using the technical terminology. The level of correspondence to these criteria will determine the graduation of the judgement and, consequently, the final mark.
Course unit contents: Definitions and general properties of fluids. Equilibrium of fluids at rest; forces on immersed surfaces. Principles of conservation of mass and momentum, in integral and differential forms. Fluid dynamics: constitutive relation fro Newtonian viscous fluids; Navier-Stokes' equations. Flow at high Reynolds numbers: definition of perfect fluid; Euler's equation; Bernoulli theorem and relavant applications. Vorticity dynamics (basics). Potential flows (basics). Laminar flows: motion between parallel planes and in pipes. Turbulent flows: Reynolds' equations: turbulent flow in pipes. Laminar and turbulent boundary layers (basics). Flow resistance in pipes: hydraulically smooth and rough wall; continuous (Darcy-Weisbach, Gauckler-Strickler and Colebrook-White relations) and localized (Borda) energy dissipations. Pipe networcs (basics). Pumps and turbines. Altimetric problems in long pipes Steady open channel flows: uniform flow; resistance formulas; specific head; total force; subcritical and supercritical flows; hydraulic jump; gradually varied flow profile.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal teaching and practical exercises, that the student has to further develop and deepen with his study.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lesson Notes and books for deepening the personal knowledge.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Mossa, Michele; Petrillo, Antonio Felice, Idraulica. Rozzano (MI): CEA, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Ghetti, Augusto, IdraulicaAugusto Ghetti. Padova: Libreria Cortina, 1980. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Kundu, Pijush K.; Cohen, Ira M., Fluid mechanics. Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic Press, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Munson, Bruce R.; Young, Donald F., Fundamentals of fluid mechanics. New York: Wiley, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Mel, R., Carniello, L., 100 esercizi di Idraulica. Padova: Libreria Progetto, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Latex
  • Matlab