Course Code: 5620473
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. NURAY TOKYAY
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5620372
The course set above should be completed before taking CE473 OPEN CHANNEL HYDRAULICS.

Course Objective

The goals of the course are to recapitulate with which the students are assumed to be already familiar and to emphasize certain points that are of particular interest in later applications to control open-channel flow and to teach the design of over flow spillways and energy dissipators.

Course Content

General equation of gradually varied flows (GVF). Types of channel slopes. Characteristics and classification of GVF profiles. Solution of GVF equations. Characteristics of rapidly varied flow. Flow over spillways. Crest shape and discharge of the overflow spillways. Basic characteristics of the jump. Stilling basins. Flow measurement in open channel. types of flow measurement structures. Sharp-, short-, and broad-crested weirs.

Learning Outcomes

an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs, a knowledge of contemporary issues, and an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.