Hydraulic Models Laboratory

 

       

Introduction 

Staff 

Facilities 

Projects

Euipments&Instrumentation

 

 

 Introduction 

Research and  teaching  activities  at  the  Laboratory

 of Hydraulics Models, Department of Civil Engineering

 of K.N. Toosi University of Technology started in 2006

 in order to carry out M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses,  research

and consult projects related to water industry. Research

themes of laboratory include water engineering , hydraulic

engineering, river engineering,and hydraulic and marine structures.

Hydraulic Models Laboratory is situated on a building with

 area about 200m2 at Department of Civil Engineering.

 

 

 

 

Staff

Director of the laboratory:

Dr. Mohammad Reza Kavianpour (Associate professor)

Email: kavianpour@kntu.ac.ir

Webpage: http://sahand.kntu.ac.ir/~kavianpour/

 

Graduate Research Assistant:

Farzin Samsami (Ph.D. student)

Email : samsami@dena.kntu.ac.ir

Webpage: http://dena.kntu.ac.ir/~samsami

 

 

 

Facilities

The laboratory contains a flume for open channel flow experiments, wave flumes,

 head and storage tank, pumps and a host of  equipment for  taking quantitative

measurements used for physical model studies.

 

Flumes:

1- Large wave flume (Armfield – UK)

·        12.5 meter long (length overall is 3.25m longer than the working

            section defined), 0.30 meter wide and 0.45 meter deep

·        Tilting, recirculation hydraulic flume (Slope: +1:40 max, Slope: -1:200 max)

·        Walls: Toughened glass Bed Exclusively fabricated from stainless steel

·        Pump: Close-coupled centrifugal for accurate control of discharge

·        End Tanks: GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic)

·        Sump Tanks: and Pipe work PVC (Polyvinylchloride)

·        Piston type wave generator (regular, irregular and user defined waves)

 

 

  

       

2- Flume (Water Research Center - Iran)

·        10 meter long, 0.50 meter wide and 0.50 meter deep

·        Tilting, recirculation hydraulic flume

·        Variable slope

·        Glass-sided flume

   

  Projects  

1.     Experimental Investigation of Wave Attenuation on Mud Layer (M.Sc thesis-civil

 Engineering-marine structures: By Farzin Samsami, under the supervision of: Dr. Mohsen Soltanpour)

Abstract: Although typical muddy coasts are not too common, they can be  found  in many  coastal

areas of the world, normally adjacent to big rivers where bottom surfaces of such coastal environments

 are covered with certain layers of soft mud. Some well-known examples  of mud  coasts are Ariake

Sea in Japan, Louisiana East Bay in the United States and North-West of Persian Gulf. Conducting a

series of wave-flume laboratory experiments on commercial kaolinite, the wave height attenuation is

studied in the present study. Figure shows the sketch of experimental setup.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.     Experimental Investigation of Sand Ripple Formation under Wave and Current

Abstract: Wave ripples are formed once the oscillatory motion is of sufficient

strength to cause general movement of the surface particles. The  height  and

 length of the ripples grow until a stable ripple is obtained depending   on  the

prevailing conditions. Wave-generated ripples show  an almost  symmetrical

and rounded profile. A set of laboratory experiments on sand samples taken

 from coastal area were conducted in this study to understand ripple formation.

 Figure shows the sketch of experimental setup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipments &Instrumentation  

 

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Instruments

Quantity

Vernier Hook & Point Gauge (150mm Scale)

2

Vernier Hook & Point Gauge (300mm Scale)

2

Vernier Hook & Point Gauge (450mm Scale)

1

Digital Hook & Point Gauge (300mm Scale)

1

Digital Hook & Point Gauge (500mm Scale)

1

Adjustable Tripod Stand

2

Adjustable Tripod Stand with Mountings

2

1m Scale Water Manometer

2

1m Scale Pressurized Water Manometer

2

Free Standing Support Column

1

Pressure Tapping System

2

 

 

Basic Portable Pressure Meter

2

Portable Pressure Meter C/W with NPL 5 Point Calibration Certificate

1

Portable Pressure Meter C/W with UKAS 10 Point Calibration Certificate

2

Portable Pressure Meter C/W NAMAS 10 Point Calibration Certificate

1

 

Portable Pressure Meter-140mBar C/W with UKAS 10 Point Calibration Certificate

1

Portable Pressure Meter-140mBar C/W NAMAS 10 Point Calibration Certificate

2

150mm Pitot Tube

3

300mm Pitot Tube

1

450mm Pitot Tube

1

Turbulence and Velocity meter

3

 

 

0.025-1.5 m/s Velocity Probe

3

0.6-3 m/s Velocity Probe

2

0.025-1.5 m/s Velocity Probe

3

Wave probe system

(2 x 300mm probes, 2 x calibrating holders, 2 x monitor units, 1 x power supply unit (mains), 1 x blanking plate, 2 x 10m cable.

Power supply: 220-240V/1ph/50Hz)

1

 

Air Flow Bench

1

HR Wave probe system

(8 x 600mm probes, 8 x monitor units) with HR wave Data analysis & acquisition software

 

1

 

 

Address:

Civil Engineering Department,

K. N. Toosi University of Technology,

No.1346, Vali-Asr St., P.C. 1969764499,

Tehran, IRAN.

TEL: +98-21-88779474 (ext.   )

FAX: +98-21-88779476

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:
2010/09/07
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دانشگاه صنعتی خواجه نصیرالدین طوسی
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