Hydraulic Engineering

By Prof. Mohammad Saud Afzal   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 1790
Hydraulic engineering, as a sub-discipline of civil engineering, is concerned with the flow and conveyance of fluids. This course consists of the topic like viscous fluid flow, laminar and turbulent flow, boundary layer analysis, dimensional analysis, open channel flows, flow through pipes, and computational fluid dynamics. The objective of this course is to introduce various hydraulic engineering problems like open channel flows and hydraulic machines. In addition this course is a compulsory part of AICTE Civil Engineering curricula

INTENDED AUDIENCE  : Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering
PREREQUISITES : Basic Fluid Mechanics
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 23 Apr 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1 : Basics of Fluid Mechanics 1 
Week 2 : Basics of Fluid Mechanics 2 
Week 3 : Laminar and Turbulent Fluid Flow 
Week 4 : Boundary Layer Analysis 
Week 5 : Dimensional Analysis and Hydraulic Similitude 
Week 6 : Introduction to Open Channel Flow and Uniform Flow 
Week 7 : Non-Uniform Flow and Hydraulic Jump 
Week 8 : Pipe flow 
Week 9 : Pipe Networks 
Week 10 : Viscous Fluid Flow 
Week 11 : Computational Fluid Dynamics 
Week 12 : Introduction to Wave Mechanics (Inviscid Flow)

Books and references

1. Dey, S. (2014). Fluvial Hydrodynamics. Springer- Verlag

2. Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics, P.M. Modi and S.M. Seth, Standard Book House

3. Theory and Applications of Fluid Mechanics, K. Subramanya, Tata McGraw Hill.

4. Flow in Open Channels, K Subramanya, Tata McGraw Hill.

5. Computational fluid dynamics, T. J. Chung Cambridge university press, 2010.

Instructor bio

Prof. Mohammad Saud Afzal

IIT Kharagpur
Dr. Mohammad Saud Afzal is an assistant professor in Department of Civil engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He is an established researcher in the field of Hydraulics and water resources. His research area focuses on Computational Fluid Dynamics, Hydraulics of sediment transport, Coastal Engineering and machine learning and artificial intelligence in Hydraulics. He is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur, Tu- Delft and Norwegian university of science and Technology (NTNU). He is known for his numerical analysis technique in the field of hydraulics and sediment transport.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 23 April 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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