Training topics


  • Overview of Hydraulic Transients
    • Causes and effects of transients

  • Overview of Pipe2012:Surge program
  • Workshop – Pipe System Layouts
  • Model Development – Steady Initial Conditions
  • Workshop – Steady State Calculations
  • Introduction to Transient Modeling
  • Surge Elements and Data Requirements

  • Wave speed or celerity
    • Factors influencing celerity
    • Effects of end restraints
    • Effect of air/gas in fluid on celerity
    • Wave speed calculations using toolkit programs
    • Workshop –wave speed calculations

  • Model development – Surge Analysis
    • Data Requirements
    • Components characteristics
    • Variable Input Data (transient initiating events)
    • Workshop – Transient Analysis

  • Design of Surge Protection Systems
    • Surge protection devices
    • Workshop – Surge protection

  • Special Features
  • Tools
  • Check valve (non-return valves) dynamics
  • Workshop – Supplemental Examples

  • Case Studies
    • Raw and clear water rising mains
    • Hydraulic transients in gravity mains
    • Rising mains with inline booster stations
    • Cooling water systems
    • Transients in irrigation and city water distribution networks