CSVTU, B.E. VIII Semester, CIVIL Engineering, Open Channel Flow Syllabus

Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai

Semester: 8th  Branch: Civil Engineering

Subject: Open Channel Flow Code: 320878 (20)

Unit 1

Introduction Difference between open channel flow and pipe flow, geometrical parameters of a channel, continuity equation. Uniform flow Chezy’s and Manning’s equations for uniform flow in open channel, velocity distribution, most efficient channel section.

Unit 2

Energy and Momentum Principles Critical depth, concepts of specific energy and specific force, application of specific energy principle for interpretation of open channel phenomena, flow through vertical and horizontal contractions.

Unit 3

Non-Uniform Flow in Open Channel Equation of gradually varied flow and its limitations, flow classification and surface profiles, integration of varied flow equation by analytical, graphical and numerical methods, flow in curved channels.

Unit 4

Hydraulic Jump, Surges, Water Waves Classical hydraulic jump, evaluation of the jump elements in rectangular and non-rectangular channels on horizontal and sloping beds, equation of motion for unsteady flow, open channel surge, celerity of the gravity wave, deep and shallow water waves.

Unit 5

Sptially-varied flow Introduction, SVF with increasing discharge, differential equation of SVF with increasing discharges, control point, classification and solutions, profile computation, SVF with decreasing discharge, differential equation for SVF with decreasing discharge, computations.

Name of Text Books:

Fluid Mechanics – A.K. Jain (Khanna Publication)

Open Channel Flow – Subramanya (Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi)

Name of Reference Books:

Engineering Fluid Mechanics (including Hydraulic Mechanics) (2


Edition) – Garde, R.J., and A.G.

Mirajgaoker (Nem Chand & Bros., Roorkee, 1983)


Flow Through Open Channels – Ranga Raju, K.G. (Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 1993)


Experimental Fluid Mechanics (Vol. 2) – Asawa, G.L.



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