CSVTU, B.E. VI Semester, CIVIL Engineering,Computational Hydraulics Syllabus

Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai

Semester: 6th  Branch: Civil Engineering

Subject: Computational Hydraulics Code: 320638 (20)


Unit 1

Introduction, significance of computational hydraulics, discrete forms of the laws of construction of mass, momentum

and energy, examples of free surface flows.

Unit 2

Continuous forms of the conservation laws, lateral inflow’s 1-D expansions and contractions, homogeneous and stratified

fluid flows.

Unit 3

Method of characteristics – Characteristics and invarients, regions of state, computation of hydraulic jump, indeterminary

conditions, the linearised method of characteristics.

Unit 4

Difference forms of conservation laws, weak solutions applications, storm-sewer networks, diffusion problems, river

morphotogy, linear wave propagation.

Unit 5

Numerical methods – Finite difference method with example 1-D horizontal flow.

Name of Text Books:

Computational Hydraulics – Brebbia, C.A. and Ferrante, A.J. (Butterworth & Company (Publishers) Ltd., London,


Applied Hydraulic Transients (2


Edition) – Chaudhary, M.H. (Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Inc., New

York, 1987)



Name of Reference Books:

Unsteady Flow in Open Channels (Vol. – I & II) – Mahmood, K. and Yeyjevieh, V. (Water Resources

Publications, Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.A., 1975)

Computational Hydraulics – M.B. Abbott (Pitman Publication Company)

Engineering Applications of Computational Hydraulics – M.B. Abbott & J.A. Gunge (Pitman Books Ltd.)

Computational Hydraulics: An Introduction –Vreugdenhill, C.B., 1989 (Springer-Verlag, Berlin)

Computational Hydraulics – Abbot, M.B. & A.W. Minns, 1994 (Ashgate Publication)

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