- To set up and carry out simple experiments in the field of water engineering taking into account the requirements with respect to accuracy of the results
- To correctly apply fluid mechanics theory in the analysis of experimental data.
- To understand fundamental concepts in error theory and to apply them correctly in the interpretation of experimental results.
This is a part of Module 2, Water Management of the Bachelor Civil Engineering. See here for the complete description of this module.|
Experiments are conducted in virtually all scientific disciplines. This is also true for Civil Engineering. In the BSc program of Civil Engineering you will therefore be introduced into conducting experimental work. For instance, what makes a good experiment? Which issues do you need to think of when preparing, carrying out and reporting on an experiment? In this module component you will learn about these aspects in the context of water engineering by preparing, conducting and reporting on two experiments: one on dam stability and one on flow in a small stream on Campus. Moreover, you will see theory come to life in a small flume, where you can for instance observe phenomena that are predicted by the theory of Bernoulli’s Law. The course further includes a first introduction into error theory that you will apply when preparing and reporting on the experiments.
Two fluid mechanics experiments – one indoor one outdoor – for each of which a plan of approach and an experiment report are written
External students who are interested in this elective: please contact Peter Jansen (firstname.lastname@example.org)