Course Code: 5620478
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. MUSTAFA GÖĞÜŞ
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5620372
The course set above should be completed before taking CE478 DIMEN.ANALYSIS &THEO.OF HYDRAULIC MODE.

Course Objective

This course is aimed to teach the students the importance of dimensional analysis with its application to hydraulic modeling problems. The theory of hydraulic models are described with various number of examples associated with different aspects of hydraulic engineering problems.

Course Content

Introduction. Fundamental principles of dimensional analysis. Dimensions and units. General transformation of units of measurement. Dimensional homogeneity. Buckingham s theorem. Complete set of dimensionless products in fluid mechanics. Geometric, kinematic, dynamic, complete and incomplete similarities. Distorted modeling. Modeling of closed-conduit and free-surface flows. Similarity in sediment transport.

Learning Outcomes

To increase the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering, to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems, and an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.