Fall Program: Water Hammer Analysis using BOSfluids

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    Starts November 8
    Virtual Program

    Format: Virtual Instructor-led

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    Course Objective

    "To enable BOSfluids users to be highly effective with the software and perform water hammer analysis independently."

    Starts November 8
    4 week program

    Instructor-led Program
    Live + Self-study

    Remote learning
    100% online program

    Digital Personal Certificate

    to prove your skills

    About the course


       Starts November 8

        4 weeks

       7 modules

        4 hrs/wk


       Limited seats


    This course teaches you all the fundamentals of performing water hammer analysis using BOSfluids.

    Background knowledge about water hammer phenomena and analyses methods are provided as well as tutorials in performing such analyses in the BOSfluids software. Results are discussed in detail to provide a solid understanding of their interpretation. Next to different water hammer scenarios and their analysis also many real-life cases are provided and associated mitigation measures are discussed.

    After this course you are a confident user of BOSfluids that understands good design practices and analysis methods for water hammer phenomena in piping systems.

    The course consists of 7 online, self-study modules combined with 4 online live sessions with the instructor. All training content is provided through your EngineeringTrainer account.

    After the course you maintain 1-year unlimited access to the course and the discussions forum. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh the knowledge for your projects.

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    Enroll directly using the ENROLL button a the top of this page. Pay by creditcard, PayPal, or bank transfer.

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    To register multiple team-members at once, use the link below.

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    Meet your instructors

    Mark Groen
    Program Instructor

    Lead Sofware Engineer, Dynaflow Research Group

    the 4-week Program

    1. Instructor & student introductions

    2. Course details & schedule

    3. Using the Course Forum

    4. Certificate requirements

    5. Learning objectives

    6. Q&A

    1. Introduction and Agenda

    2. What are pressure surges and what causes them?

    3. Pressure surge examples in industrial systems

    4. Reducing the impact of pressure surges - Part 1

    5. Reducing the impact of pressure surges - Part 2

    6. Pressure surge analysis: 1 - Steady State

    7. Pressure surge analysis: 2 - Transient

    1. Introduction and agaenda

    2. General Workflow

    3. Viewer

    4. Overview of the element types

    5. Element type : Pipe

    6. Element type : Reducer

    7. Element type : Pipe line

    8. Element type : Valve

    9. Element type : Check Valves

    10. Element type : Regulator Valve

    11. Element type : Relief Valve

    12. Element type : Air Valve

    13. Element type : Orifice

    14. Element type : Pump

    15. Element type : Equipment

    16. Element type : Heat Exchanger

    17. Element type : Surge Vessel

    18. Element type : Tank

    19. Element type : Tube Rupture

    20. Element type : Burst Disk

    21. Element type : Deluge Nozzle

    22. Element type : Beams

    23. Node type : Simple

    24. Node type : Bends

    25. Node type : Tee Junction

    26. The Components database
    27. Import/export models

    28. Exercise 1- Modelling & simple analysis

    1. Discussing questions from Course Forum

    2. General Q&A

    1. Interface & piping tab

    2. Viewer options

    3. Add Valve

    4. The elements subtab

    5. Boundary conditions

    6. Analysis Setting

    7. Reviewing the results 

    8. Managing scenarios

    9. The updated results

    10. Customized plots

    11. Components database

    12. Help windows & manual

    13. Pipe editing options

    14. The water hammer tutorial- PDF

    1. Introduction and agenda

    2. Steady state flow calculations

    3. Boundary conditions

    4. Flow resistance

    5. Pumps in BOSfluids

    6. Quasi steady analysis

    7. Exercise 2 : Steady state balancing - PDF

    8. Exercise 2: Model files - Downloadables

    9. Exercise 2: Explanation(Video Demo)

    1. Discussing questions from Course Forum

    2. General Q&A

    1. Introduction and agenda

    2. Method of Characteristics

    3. Pressure wave propagation

    4. Pressure wave tutorial

    5. Transient events

    6. Exercise 3 - Pump trip: Info

    7. Exercise 3 - Explanation

    8. Exercise 4 - Valve closure : info

    9. Exercise 4 - Explanation

    10. What is cavitation?

    11. Cavitation models in BOSfluids

    12. Flood & Drain analysis

    13. Flood & Drain tutorial

    1. Introduction and agenda

    2. Unbalanced loads in piping systems

    3. Setting up a structural analysis

    4. Reviewing structural results

    1. Control Systems

    2. Tube rupture systems

    3. Experimental validation

    1. Discussing questions from Course Forum

    2. General Q&A

    1. Congratulations

    2. Course evaluation survey

    3. Your Personal Certificate

    4. Rate this course

    5. Related resources & follow up


    After this course, you...

    • have a solid understanding of water hammer phenomena,

    • can perform water hammer analysis of basic scenarios in BOSfluids,

    • know how to interpret pressure surge results,

    • understand the influence of cavitation in piping systems,

    • are familiar with the BOSfluids solvers,

    • know how to link your results to pipe stress analysis software,

    • have seen numerous real-life cases of water hammer phenomena in industrial piping,

    • know different mitigation measures and their applicability,

    • are capable of assessing pressure surge reports to take actions for mitigation of their system at hand.

    Who should attend this course

    • Users of BOSfluids that want a solid understanding of the software, analysis techniques and backgrounds,

    • Those involved with performing pressure surge analysis,

    • Engineers that need to be able to understand reporting of pressure surge analysis for their system at hand.


    • No prior knowledge of BOSfluids is required,

    • A basic understanding of piping systems is beneficial.

    Level: Intermediate

    Access to the course
    After your purchase is confirmed you will see the course in your EngineeringTrainer.com dashboard. Here you find the course welcome chapter and instructions on how to join the live sessions.

    Drip Schedule
    The relevant items of the course, including the links for the live sessions, are provided through a drip schedule, meaning that modules will become available step-by-step as the course progresses. Some weeks include self-paced learning modules, others both self-paced as live events as per the program.

    The course utilizes pre-recorded lectures and self-study exercises, combined with live Q&A's and discussions. Live events are provided through MS Teams for which links are distributed from your course dashboard. Note that no downloadable manual is provided in this course as it is completely provided through our interactive portal.

    You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.

    Dates & Schedule

    Course start date: Tuesday, November 8

    Week 1Kick-off (0.5 hr)Tuesday, November 8, 9am CEST (convert time-zone)

    Module 1 available in portal
    Module 2 available in portal
    Tuesday, November 8
    Week 2Session A (1 hr)Tuesday, November 15, 9am CEST (convert time-zone)

    Module 3 available in portal
    Module 4 available in portal
    Tuesday, November 15
    Week 3Session B (1 hr)
    Tuesday, November 22, 9am CEST (convert time-zone)
     Module 5 available in portal
    Module 6 available in portal
    Module 7 available in portal
    Tuesday, November 22 
    Week 4
    Session C 1 (hr)
    Tuesday, November 29, 9am CEST (convert time-zone)

    After the course you receive 1-year unlimited access to all course material including recordings of the live sessions. This allows you to watch recording of lectures again whenever you need to refresh knowledge for your daily work projects.

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          Join the Program
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          Enroll directly using the ENROLL button a the top of this page. Pay by creditcard, PayPal, or bank transfer.

          Need your employer to process the payment? Use the link below.

          To register multiple team-members at once, use the link below.

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                • Video lectures,

                • Exercises,

                • Instructor-led live sessions with lectures, group discussions, exercises and Q&A's,

                • Discussion forum with other participants & instructor.

                Exercise files can be downloaded, these can include .pdf files with the exercise questions or other file types. Videos will not be available for download, but can be accessed directly with your account on the portal. If slides are used in the videos or live sessions these can be viewed separately as well through the portal, but are not available for download.

                You receive 12-months unlimited access to the course. This allows you to watch content again if this is beneficial for your work projects.

                Yes, live sessions are included in this course that allow you to interact with the instructor and ask questions. Additionally, questions can be submitted in the learning portal by the participants which are addressed in the live sessions.

                Do I get a software license as part of this course?

                An active BOSfluids license is required for this course. A 1-month full BOSfluids license can be purchased as an add-on to the course once the course is added to your shopping cart. For more details see the course fee overview below.

                Please contact us for questions on this matter.

                Self-paced Modules

                If your computer and internet connection are able to play videos online and have MS Teams calls you will be able to follow the course. Note that almost all browsers are supported, except for Internet Explorer.

                Live sessions

                Live events are provided by means of Microsoft Teams. Hence it required to have an MS Teams account. Additionally, a webcam and microphone are mandatory for the live events. Separate earplugs are recommended as to avoid sound echo.

                Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.

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