During this course the student will gain fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge of basic principles of energy conservation, flow specificity and hydrodynamic phenomena in various types of water flow. The student will acquire knowledge to deal with engineering design of hydraulic calculations and calculation procedures: calculations for pipe flow, flow in open channels, groundwater flow.

After the course the student will be able to correctly identify specific flow types, appropriate selection of hydraulic equations and boundary conditions. Furthermore, the student will be able to understand and analyze various pipe systems, pumps in the system and simple hydro-technical interventions in open channels.

Typical pipe system components, B. R. Munson, D. F. Young, T. H. Okiishi, Fundametals of Fluid Mechanics


The course will cover the following topics:

  • Hydraulics of pipeline systems
  • Pipelines under pressure
  • Open channel flow
  • Hydraulic jump
  • Filtration theory
  • Darcy’s law of filtration
  • Undreground water


  • R. Munson, D. F. Young and T. H. Okiishi, Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, John Wiley / Sons, USA, 2002.
  • E. Larock, R. W. Jeppson and G. Z. Watters, Hydraulics of Pipeline Systems, CRC Press LLC, USA, 2000.
  • Chanson, The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow: An Introduction, Elsevier, Australia, 2004.