School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Computational Hydraulics

  • Monday 20 - Friday 24 March 2017

Computational Hydraulics involves using numerical methods to solve hydraulics problems. This course offers an in depth exposure to the solutions of flow and transport phenomena in rivers, estuaries, or networks of channels and pipes with predominantly free surface flow.

The main emphasis of the course is on understanding how the methods of finite differences and finite volumes are applied to solve unsteady free surface flow and transport equations. The course covers both historic and current practices in order to build up an understanding of Computational Hydraulics development.

Theoretical and practical classes are carefully mixed to facilitate intake of new concepts and allow you to take an active role in your learning. You'll understand the difficulties of developing a numerical model for the solution of free surface flow and transport equations. The course also provides basic training if you're interested in further development of such models.

The course provides you with the necessary skills to competently use computational hydraulics software to solve engineering problems:

  • an introduction to equations describing flow and transport processes in free surface flows
  • an introduction to the methods of characteristics, finite differences, finite elements, and finite volumes, and application of the method of finite differences to ordinary and partial differential equations
  • analysis of convergence, stability, and accuracy of numerical schemes
  • modelling of advection-diffusion in one dimension using the method of finite differences
  • finite difference schemes for modelling open channel flow in one dimension
  • numerical solution of two-dimensional nearly horizontal flows using the method of finite volumes
Accredited by:
Accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Computational Hydraulics accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

Objectives and Outline

Computational Hydraulics

Course Objectives

By the time you've finished the course, you'll have an understanding of the governing equations and numerical methods used for solution of flow and transport phenomena. You'll:

  • be aware of the limitations and common difficulties in using different numerical methods in solving flow and transport problems
  • be able to develop simple software for solution of the transport-diffusion equation
  • be confident in using computational hydraulics software to solve engineering problems

Course Outline

  • Introduction to method of finite differences
  • Understanding characteristics
  • Introduction to method of finite elements
  • Introduction to method of finite volumes
  • Introduction to Hyperbolic/parabolic equations
  • Explicit and implicit finite difference schemes for solution of the transport-diffusion equation in 1D
  • Godunov Type Schemes and Riemann solvers
  • Godunov Type Schemes for solution of the shallow water equations in 1D
  • Consistency, stability and accuracy of numerical schemes
  • Finite difference schemes for free-surface flows in one dimension - Abbott-Ionesscu and Priessman scheme;
  • Godunov Type Schemes for solution of the shallow water equations in 2D
  • Workshops:
    • Finite differences schemes for advection in 1D
    • Finite difference schemes for advection diffusion equation
    • Use of GTS for free surface flow
Accredited by:
Accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Computational Hydraulics accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
  • Monday 20 - Friday 24 March 2017

Further Information

Computational Hydraulics

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8517) on at least one of the School's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Presenters

Computational Hydraulics

Presenters

School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Fees

Computational Hydraulics

Fees

  • Computational Hydraulics
    • £1275

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

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Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £350, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved. Owing to visa restrictions the assessment option is not available to international students outside the European Economic Area (EEA).