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  • Calculus, or higher mathematics
  • Theoretical mechanics helpful

About this course

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Hydraulics is one of the basic courses of civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, environmental engineering, architecture, and engineering physics. This science focuses on the laws of fluid dynamics and their interactions with the boundaries.

The main objective of this course is to develop the following:

  • Understanding of the basic concepts and related theories of hydraulics
  • Innovation consciousness and scientific literacy
  • Analysis and the ability to solve the hydraulic problems met in practice

The course content focuses on basic theories:

  • Physical and mechanical properties of fluid
  • Hydrostatics
  • Hydrokinematics
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Dimensional analysis and similitude
  • Flow resistance and energy loss

Hydraulics will expose you to important and interesting applications of mathematics and mechanics in engineering. You’ll participate in experiments and view videos in this class. If you take this course, you will not only gain expertise, but also have fun and know more about the nature about hydraulics in a fun and engaging way.

《水力学》是水利、土木、环境、建筑和工程物理等相关专业的技术基础课,它以水为主要对象研究流体运动的规律以及流体与边界的相互作用。本课程的主要任务是培养学生在三个方面的知识与能力:(1) 掌握水力学基本概念和基本理论;(2) 培养创新意识和科学素养;(3) 培养分析和解决工程实际中水力学问题的能力和实验技能。课程内容包括:基础部分、专题部分和实验部分。基础部分:1.流体的物理力学性质;2.静力学;3.运动学;4.动力学基础;5.量纲分析和相似理论;6.流动阻力和能量损失。专题部分:1.有旋流动和有势流动;2.边界层理论基础与绕流运动;3.孔口、管嘴出流有压管流。实验部分:包括常规教学实验和设计型(创新)实验。

What you'll learn

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  • Basic concepts and related theories of hydraulics
  • Innovation consciousness and scientific literacy
  • How to analyze and solve the hydraulic problems met in practice

Meet your instructors

Li Ling
Hydraulic Engineering
Tsinghua University

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