The students are to be given a profound understanding of the basics of hydromechanics and will be equipped with the tools they need to design hydrostatically and hydrodynamically stressed engineering works independently. For example, physical quantities in pipe systems as well as forces on sheet pile walls and (non) floating bodies are dealt with. Contents of the course include the physical properties of fluids, the mathematical description of the movement of fluids, hydrostatics and hydrodynamics, the momentum theorem and pipe flows.
- physical properties of fluids
- density anomaly and capillarity of water
- mathematical description of fluid motion
- hydrostatics and hydrodynamics
- momentum theorem
- pipe flow
- Bernoulli energy equation and continuity equation
- classification of a flow
The students learn the basics of hydromechanics in order to be equipped for the independent design of hydrostatically and hydrodynamically loaded components. The students should gain an understanding of physical quantities in connection with the properties of water. Furthermore, they should be able to determine hydrostatic parameters in unknown systems. Due to the complexity of the topics covered, students will learn the ability to form analogies to other physical disciplines (e.g. aerodynamics).