Hydraulic structures are structures in contact with water. Hydraulic structures are required in all aspects of water engineering such as flood control, water management, irrigation and drainage, water supply, environmental use, hydropower, water-quality management, transportation navigation. To ensure that a hydraulic structure functions as required, equations of continuity, momentum, and energy principles are applied for the design.  hydraulic structures design is a useful principle to describe the mechanical behavior of construction materials such as concrete, steel, and soils. Students will learn Dam Engineering (Embankment dam engineering, Seepage analysis, Stability, and stress), Concrete dam engineering, Gravity dam analysis, Dam outlet works (Freeboard, Sedimentation in reservoirs, Spillways, Bottom outlets), Energy dissipation (Energy dissipation on spillways, Stilling basins, Energy dissipation at bottom outlets), Gates and valves, Culverts, Weirs, hydraulic jump, bridges and dips, Hydroelectric energy, Turbine, Pumping stations, Hydraulic models.

Skill Level: Beginner