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Academic Year 2015/2016
School School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Name (Bachelor of Science degree)(ord. 270) - MI (490) Building Engineering and Technology for Architecture
Track IE1 - Curriculum - Ingegnere Edile
Programme Year 2

Course Details
ID Code 096388
Course Type Mono-Disciplinary Course
Credits (CFU / ECTS) 6.0
Semester Second Semester
Course Description Introduction and basic information: aim of the course and its organization; fields of hydraulics, practical problems. Dimensions, dimensional homogeneity and units(SI). Vectors and their composition. Characteristics of fluids: density, specific weight, compressibility, viscosity, vapor pressure, surface tension. Stress in a continuous system. Characteristic of the stress tensor. Real and ideal fluids. Basic equation for pressure field. Pressure variation in a fluid at rest. Incompressible and compressible fluid. Stevin's law. Measurement of pressure: piezometer tube, U-tube manometer, mechanical and electronic pressure measuring devices. Hydrostatic force on a plane surface. Hydrostatic force on a curved surface. Archimedes's principle. Mariotte's formula. Fluid kinematics. Streamlines and pathlines. Flow rate and average velocity. Continuity equation. Hydrodinamics: indefinite and global equations. Ideal fluid: Bernoulli's equation and its physical interpretation. Free jets, Venturi meter, Pitot tube. Extension to real fluid currents: head losses. Hydraulic turbomachinery: turbines and pumps. Viscous flow in pipes. Laminar or turbulent flow. Laminar flow: Poiseuille's formula for circular pipes. Dimensional analysis for transition and fully developed flow. Smooth and rough pipes. Formulae of Darcy-Weisbach, Blasius, Nikuradse, Prandtl-von Karman. Colebrook's formula and Moody's abacus. Practical formulae. Major and minor head losses. Cavitation; NPSH. Phenomenology of not steady flow. Open channel flow. Uniform flow. Flow energy; critical depth. Subcritical and supercritical flow. Flow profiles. Hydraulic jump. Weirs. Water distribution. Main design parameters and types of net. Gravity and pumping adduction. Choose of the pumps. Reservoirs capacity. Internal water plants: pressure distribution increasing, hot water distribution, firefighting systems. Schemas and characteristics of water drainage plants. Sewers. Hydrological analysis of rain data. Critical event. Models.Simplified methods. Special devices: lateral weirs, lamination basins, first rain control devices.
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