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Course Objectives

To equip the students with the comprehensive knowledge of concepts of unsteady closed conduit flow by building on their steady flow understanding of the subject which was introduced to them in their undergraduate curriculum.

To teach them how to solve the fluid transient problems in space and time domain for the two dependent variables, pressure (or head) and velocity (or discharge), after derivation of the governing equations from control volume approach, and their algebraic forms based on the Method of Characteristics.

To show the students how great magnitudes of pressure wave peaks may occur and how fast those pressure waves may travel back and forth within the system, and how dangerous they can get. Next, they will be taught how to handle these transients with some control mechanisms, such as surge tanks, air chambers, etc.