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Pressurized Flow Hydraulics - 4EUS3HEC

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 26.0
    • Projects -
    • Tutorials 16.0
    • Internship -
    • Laboratory works 18.0


    ECTS 5.0


In the first part, the course presents practical approaches of the fluid mechanics conservation equations. It introduces some methods to treat pipes networks problems and trains students to solve industrial problems related to hydraulic machineries.
The second part of the course presents the theory of the transient hydraulic regimes. It sensitizes students to the problems of hydraulic instabilities and related issues.




  • Application of integral relations (conservation of mass, momentum, and moment of momentum, generalised Bernoulli) to concrete examples
  • Basic knowledge of calculations for pipe networks
  • Basic knowledge of hydraulic machines: operation and inner workings
  • Analysis of transient conduit flow: pressure fluctuations and water hammer


Continuum mechanics: basic knowledge
Fluid mechanics (course 1A from the 1st semester):
Integral relations, hydrostatics, head loss
Basic knowledge on the compressibility of fluids
Basic knowledge of wave propagation
Elasticity: pressurized thin wall tubes


Session normale / First session
Evaluation rattrapable (ER) / ER assessment : devoir surveillé écrit de 3h / 3h written exam
Evaluation non rattrapable (EN) / EN assessment : notes des CR de deux TP + note CR d'un BE + note DM (facultatif/bonus) / marks of 2 lab reports + note of a BE report + homework mark (facultative/ bonus)

Si situation 100% distancielle / If remote teaching:
Evaluation rattrapable (ER) / ER assessment : 2h d'examen écrit à  distance / 2h remote written exam
Evaluation non rattrapable (EN) / EN assessment : notes des CR de deux TP + note CR d'un BE + note DM (facultatif/bonus) / marks of 2 lab reports + note of a BE report + homework mark (facultative/ bonus)
Session de rattrapage / Second session
EN : Evaluation non rattrapable / EN assessment, retaking this assessment is not possible
ER : devoir surveillé écrit de 2h / ER assessment: 2h written exam

Moyenne de l'UE = ER 60% + EN 40%

EN = 25% TP1 + 25% TP2 + 0.5 BE + bonus DM

The exam may be taken in french or in english FR FR


The course exists in the following branches:

see the course schedule for 2023-2024

Additional Information

Course ID : 4EUS3HEC
Course language(s): FR

You can find this course among all other courses.


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