Open Channel Hydraulics
(Undergrad/Grad course)

Course Overview

This course covers steady, uniform, and nonuniform flow in natural and artificial open channels; interaction of flow with river structures; sediment transport in open channel flows and computational methods.

Syllabus 2021

Lecture Notes
(Spring 2021)

Topic

Filled Notes

Basic Principles

Specific Energy

Momentum Equation

Uniform Flow

Gradually Varied Flow

Hydraulic Structures

Sediment Transport

Homeworks

Topic

Questions

Specific Energy and Momentum

Uniform and Gradually Varied Flow

Hydraulic Structures

Sediment Transport

Tutorials for Flood Inundation Mapping

Description

Tutorial PDF

Tutorial Data

Tutorial on using HEC-GeoRAS with ArcGIS and HEC-RAS for flood inundation mapping in Steady and Unsteady Flow Conditions (1D and 2D)

Steady1D
Unsteady1D
Unsteady2D

Tutorial on using TELEMAC-2D for flood inundation mapping in Steady and Unsteady Flow Conditions

Data

Handouts

Old Exams

Winter 2015

Description

Statement of Problems

Solutions

Mid-term

Final Exam

Codes/Softwares of interest for the Course

Purpose

Software Name/Link

Author

Integrated suite of solvers for use in the field of free-surface flow

TELEMAC-MASCARET

LNHE, French Electricity Board

Perform one-dimensional steady flow, one and two-dimensional unsteady flow calculations, sediment transport/mobile bed computations, and water temperature/water quality modeling

HEC-RAS

USACE

Simulate hydraulic and water quality behavior within pressurized pipe networks

EPANET

USEPA

Compute flow discharges and pressures in pipe networks including pumps [Matlab]

Pipe networks

Arturo Leon

Water Surface Profile in Circular and Trapezoidal channels in series [Matlab]

Annel2

Arturo Leon

Determine optimal flow discharge and optimal penstock diameter in impulse and reaction turbines [Matlab]

Hydropower Calculator

Arturo Leon

Analyze transient flows in closed-conduit systems ranging from dry-bed flows to gravity flows, to partly gravity-partly surcharged flows (mixed flows) to fully pressurized flows (waterhammer flows).

Illinois Transient Model

Arturo Leon

Calculator for open channel flows

Hcanales

Maximo Villon

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