General Physics I, General Physics II, Mechanics of Continuous Media, Mathematical Analysis III
Theoretical classes for presentation and demonstration of basic concepts, often using the audiovisual media resources.
Theoretico-practical classes where students solve more practical and more intensive calculation exercises.
Laboratory classes where students perform, in group, experiments and Lab Reports.
The curricular unit of General Hydraulics intends to introduce the students to fundamental concepts of fluid mechanics and general hydraulics. It marks the beginning of a process, complemented by further hydraulics curricular units, which aims to empower students with a solid knowledge base necessary for analyzing and understanding hydraulic phenomena.
1. Physical Properties of Fluids and Dimensional Analysis - to characterize the fluid, based on systems of dimensions and reference units.
2. Hydrostatics - to analyze the fluid in the particular case where no runoff occurs.
3. Hydrokinematics - to analyze and describe the motion of the fluid.
4. Hydrodynamics - to relate the forces and tensions with the movement of fluid taking into account its rheological behavior.
5. Head Loss - to analyze and quantify the losses that occur in the flow of real fluids.
6. Flow in Porous Media - to examine the laminar flow inside a porous medium containing inter-connecting interstices such as a soil.
Laboratory work or Field work: 20.0%
Cengel, Y. A. and Cimbala, J. M. – “Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications”, 2nd ed., McGraw Hill Book Company, New York, 2006.
Lencastre, A. - “Hidráulica Geral”, Hidroprojecto, Lisboa, 1983.
Manzanares A. - “Hidráulica Geral”, TÉCNICA A.E.I.S.T., Lisboa, 1980.
Massey, B. ; Mecânica dos Fluidos, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, 2002.
Novais-Barbosa, J. - “Mecânica dos Fluídos e Hidráulica Geral”, Porto Editora, Porto, 1985, Lisboa, 1983.
Oliveira, L. Adriano; Lopes A. Gameiro – “Mecânica dos Fluidos” ETEP Edições Técnicas e Profissionais, 2006.
Quintela, A. - “Hidráulica”, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, 1981.
White, F. M. – “Fluid Mechanics” , 6th ed., McGraw Hill Book Company, New York, 2009.