Instructors - Jim C.P. Liou, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE and E. Benjamin Wylie, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
This course addresses liquid transient flow problems with a particular emphasis on wave propagation. The intended audiences are the water, wastewater, power, and oil pipeline industries. Lectures, real-life examples, demonstrations, and problem solving, including hands-on computer simulations, comprise the format of the course. Care is given to concepts that distinguish normal unsteady flow events from more rapid undesirable events. Numerical modeling techniques are developed and demonstrated. Wave transmission and reflection are described in the time-distance plane to show how to visualize and interpret transients. The selection, sizing, operation, and modeling of control valves, air/vacuum valves, surge relief valves, air chambers, and surge tanks are discussed. The phenomena and modeling of pump power failure transients and column separation, often the main concerns in pipeline design, are discussed also. It concludes with a discussion on surge control where real-live examples are use to integrate the concepts introduced throughout the course.
Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (1.4 CEUs)