Teaching facilities

Closed conduits model

Two types of energy losses in closed conduits can be studied in this model:

  • friction losses (caused by friction at the inner wall of the conduit) and
  • local losses (caused by sudden changes in the conduit).

Demonstration flume

This 4 m long and 0.4 m wide flume is applied to test Bernoulli's energy conservation law. Theory about the hydraulic jump and the functioning of a broad crested weir can be studied.

Venturi meter and orifice

Measuring discharges in closed conduits is possible with an orifice or Venturi meter. Students learn how these widely used systems are working by applying the energy conservation law and the equation for continuity of mass.