Fluid Statics, Hydrodynamics and Hydraulic Machines

Online /
Oct 1 - 2, 2024 /
Course Code: 15-1019-ONL24

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After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • How to analyze and solve fluid or hydraulics problems with an enhanced understanding of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics principles, concepts, laws and analytical techniques
  • How to specify and select suitable hydraulic machines for your specific system head and flow rate requirements
  • How to analyze frictional head losses and determine pump head and horsepower requirements
  • How to determine the amount of electrical power generated, in KW's or MW's, under known hydraulic elevation head (reservoir level) conditions for hydroelectric projects

This course focuses on hydrostatics (fluid statics), hydrodynamics (fluid dynamics), and hydraulic machines and is designed for experienced engineers and participants with little or no background in fluid mechanics.

The seminar covers fluid concepts and laws, mathematical equations, sample problems and practical hydraulics case study examples, including laminar and turbulent flow and the calculation of frictional head losses and flow rates. Attendees will learn to analyze fluid or hydraulic systems and find solutions to mainstream hydrostatic, hydrodynamics and hydraulic machine problems. Participants will also gain an appreciation of the water to wire transformation of hydraulic power to electrical energy.

The seminar is designed for a diverse audience that includes civil, electrical, mechanical, environmental, chemical and industrial engineers, project managers and technicians who wish to enhance or reinforce their knowledge of hydraulics. Cross-discipline analogies are used, where applicable, to better illustrate concepts based on the make-up of the audience. For participants with prior fluids knowledge and experience, this seminar serves as a refresher that will help you stay abreast of fluids and hydraulics engineering fundamentals.

Specific Knowledge and Skills You Will Take Away:

  • Hydrostatics and hydrodynamics concepts and analyses
  • Manning's equation and fluid flow rate calculations
  • Application of Bernoulli's equation for calculation of fluid flow and fluid energy analysis
  • Application of Darcy and Hazen-Williams equations for calculation of frictional head losses in fluid systems
  • Hydraulic machines, such as pumps that are commonly applied in the industrial and commercial environment
  • Mathematical analysis involving matching of system head requirements with available pump curves
  • Hydraulic machines commonly applied in the hydroelectric systems environment, such as turbines

Who Should Attend
The target audience for this course includes civil, electrical, mechanical, environmental, chemical, and industrial engineers who wish to enhance or reinforce their knowledge of hydraulics. Project managers and technicians involved in fluid mechanics and hydraulic systems will also find the content highly beneficial.

Additionally, professionals working in hydroelectric projects, water resources management, and infrastructure development will gain valuable insights from the course. The seminar is also designed for experienced engineers seeking to deepen their understanding of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics principles, as well as those with little or no background in fluid mechanics looking to build a solid foundation in these areas.

Cross-discipline analogies are used to cater to a diverse audience, making the course accessible and relevant to a broad range of engineering and technical professionals.

Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

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S. Bobby Rauf, BSEE, P.E., C.E.M, MBA

Professor Bobby Rauf has developed and instructed engineering courses, seminars and workshops for over 14 years in the US and abroad.

He holds a patent on an electrical control system. Mr. Rauf has authored three books:

  • Finance and Accounting for Energy Engineers
  • Thermodynamics Made Simple for Energy Engineers
  • Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers

Mr. Rauf served as a Senior Staff Engineer, Energy and Ergonomics Program Manager, at PPG Industries, Inc, for over 30 years. He has served as Adjunct Professor at Gardner-Webb University since 1989. He has taught Professional Development Seminars/workshops at UNCC, McNeese University, Texas A&M University, Lamar University, AEE, Association of Energy Engineers, Balfour Beatty, Saudi Aramco and PDHengineers.

Prof. Rauf is a Licensed (PE) Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager. He was inducted as a “Legend in Energy” by AEE in 2014.

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Fee & Credits

$695 + taxes

  • 0.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 8 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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