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VVB012 - Hydraulics
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-22 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKVOV
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish
Block schedule: LA

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0105 Examination 5,2 c Grading: TH   5,2 c   11 Mar 2014 am V,  17 Jan 2014 am V,  19 Aug 2014 am V
0205 Laboratory 2,3 c Grading: UG   2,3 c    

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TKVOV CIVIL ENGINEERING, Year 2 (compulsory)


Docent  Thomas Pettersson
Docent  Oskar Modin
Professor  Greg Morrison


VVB011   Hydraulics

Course evaluation:


For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

To be able to understand the course content the students need to know mathematical and numerical analysis - iteration methods - and basics of physics and mechanics concerning forces, moments, moments of inertia, energy, work and power


The course gives basic knowledge for civil engineering. In society development hydraulics is used to design sewer systems, hydro power plants, water supply systems as well as loading on structures built in the water environment. It gives also an understanding of airflow in ventilation systems of buildings.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

· Calculate hydrostatic pressure and force against constructions 
· Solve problems of stationary flow in pipes, open channels, and ground 
· Understand the practical consequences of fluid flow characteristics 
· Understand the theories of the used calculation methods


· Basic theories of pressure in liquids, continuity of mass and volume, energy equation (Bernoullis equation) for liquid flow, momentum equation for liquid flow
· Analytical methods for stationary flow using equations of continuity, energy, and momentum
· Calculations using the above for - liquid pressure against structures, liquid flow in pipes including turbines and pumps, open channels, streams and partly filled pipes, ground water flow (flow to wells) 
· Basic principles for flow measurements
· Problems are taken mainly from sewage engineering and engineering hydraulics
· Applications of theories for air flow is demonstrated
· APPLICATIONS IN COURSES The course gives basic knowledge used in Building Physics, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydrology and hydrogeology, Drinking water engineering and Wastewater engineering


Theories are presented in lectures and in calculation exercises problem solving are presented and trained. In the laboratory hydraulic phenomena are studied. A compulsory study visit is included.


· Vårt Vatten, Lidström Viveka, Hydraulik för samhällsbyggnad, S. Häggström (ISBN 978-91-47-09344-1)
· Övningsexempel (compendium)


· Written examination (Grade: Fail, 3, 4 and 5)
· Laboratory work and study visit are compulsory

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