Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Computational Hydraulics

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 using numerical methods.

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.

We've mixed theoretical and practical classes, allowing you to take an active role in learning new concepts. 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. We'll introduce you to:

  • equations describing flow and transport processes in free surface flows
  • the methods of characteristics, finite differences, finite elements, and finite volumes
  • application of the method of finite differences to ordinary and partial differential equations
  • the analysis of convergence, stability, and accuracy of numerical schemes

You'll learn how to:

  • model advection-diffusion in one dimension using the method of finite differences
  • apply finite difference schemes for modelling open channel flow in one dimension
  • solve numerically two-dimensional nearly horizontal flows using the method of finite volumes
  • model advection-diffusion in one and two dimensions

This course is also delivered on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes in the School of Engineering, and you will attend alongside full and part time registered students.

Course dates
  • Monday 29 April - Friday 3 May 2019 (duration 5 days): dates not confirmed
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 understand 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 the solution of the transport-diffusion equation
  • be confident in using computational hydraulics software to solve engineering problems

Course Outline

  • Introduction to the methods of finite differences, finite volumes, and finite elements
  • Stability and accuracy of numerical schemes
  • Explicit and implicit schemes
  • Finite difference solution for free-surface flows in one dimension: Abbot-Ionesscu and Priessman scheme
  • Finite difference solution for flow in channel network
  • Godunov type schemes and Riemann solvers
  • Godunov type schemes for shallow flows in one and two dimensions
  • Finite difference schemes for solution of transport diffusion equations in 1D
  • Godunov type schemes for solution of transport diffusion equation in 1D and 2D
  • Tutorials:
    • Basic finite differences: stability and accuracy
    • Solution of 1D free-surface flow by finite differences and by FV and Riemann solvers
Accredited by:
Accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Computational Hydraulics accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
Course dates
  • Monday 29 April - Friday 3 May 2019 (duration 5 days): dates not confirmed

Further Information

Computational Hydraulics

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8517) on at least one of the Faculty'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.

Course Materials

During the course, you will be able to access course materials electronically using the University Wifi. We suggest that you bring a laptop or tablet with PDF viewer if you wish to refer to the notes during the course. Please ensure that you make sure your electronic device is fully charged, as access to charging points may be limited within the lecture rooms.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

Computational Hydraulics

Presenters

Newcastle University

Fees

Computational Hydraulics

Fees

  • Computational Hydraulics
    • £1325 (duration 5 days)

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.

[ Information about Cancellations ]

Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £365, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved.