CIVIL-427 / 3 credits

Teacher(s): De Cesare Giovanni, Hurther David, Perona Paolo

Language: English


Summary

This course aims to provide theoretical fundamentals in flow measurement science, and advanced knowledge regarding measurement methods, tools and instrumentation applied to experimental hydraulics, industrial and environmental flows and water engineering applications.

Content

Keywords

Hydraulics,  fluid mechanics, flow measurement science and technology, instrumentation, PIV, PTV, ADCP, ADV, UVP, ABS. Digital Twins and AI

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Fluid mechanics, basic notions in signal theory and processing

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Interpret understand the principle, performances and limitations of existing flow measurement technologies
  • Perform design a river flow monitoring station, gauging campaign using contemporary instrumentation
  • Quantify Select and apply appropriate flow instrumentation for specific hydraulic experiments conducted in laboratory and field conditions
  • Contextualise process, analyze and interpret experimental hydraulics data
  • Design
  • Assess / Evaluate
  • Choose

Transversal skills

  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra, exercices, TP

Expected student activities

Practical lab and data treatment work

Assessment methods

50% exercises, practical lab work and data treatment, report and presentation

50% written exam during exam session

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

IAHR monograph: Experimental Hydraulics: Volume II: Instrumentation and measurement techniques. CRC Press, 2017

Notes/Handbook

Handouts, notes and slides during class

Coursebook "Flow Measurement Science & Technology" by D. Hurther

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Flow monitoring technology in water engineering
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Flow monitoring technology in water engineering
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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