Water Hammer Analysis using BOSfluids
7 modules, 7.5 hrs
Frank Bos, PhD
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About the course
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 allows you to learn at your own pace and is fully provided online. You receive 1-year unlimited access to all modules, which allows you to perform them over again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.
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Program & Details
Welcome to the course
Live session schedule
How to use this course & join the live sessions
Personal Certificate requirements
Introduction and Agenda
What are pressure surges and what causes them?
Pressure surge examples in industrial systems
Reducing the impact of pressure surges - Part 1
Reducing the impact of pressure surges - Part 2
Pressure surge analysis: 1 - Steady State
Pressure surge analysis: 2 - Transient
Interface & piping tab
The elements subtab
Reviewing the results
Help windows & manual
Pipe editing options
BOSfluids software - Interface summary
Introduction and Agenda
General Workflow for using BOSfluids
The elements tab in BOSfluids
Boundary Conditions in BOSfluids
System elements in BOSfluids
Model Viewer in BOSfluids
The Fluids database in BOSfluids
The Material database in BOSfluids
The Unit database in BOSfluids
Import/export models in BOSfluids
Exercise: Steady state analysis
the Steady State Solver in BOSfluids
Boundary conditions in steady state
Flow resistance in BOSfluids
Working with pumps in BOSfluids
Exercise: Steady state balancing
Introduction and agenda
Method Of Characteristics for pressure transients
Pressure wave propagation in piping systems
Exercise: pressure waves
Introduction and agenda
Evaluating Pump Trip or Start-up scenarios
Valve operation and closure curves
Unbalanced loads in piping systems
Exercise: Transient scenarios
Exercise: Valve modelling
Introduction and agenda
Introduction to cavitation: Theory & concepts
Computational models to evaluate cavitation
Exercise: Vacuum breaker
Exercise: Cavitation ESD shutdown
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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.
Access to the course.
After your purchase is confirmed you receive an account to the EngineeringTrainer online learning portal, where you find the course in your dashboard. After opening the course you will be guided step-by-step through the different modules. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to perform modules again if this is beneficial for your work projects.
Learn by doing.
The course is mainly based on video content: video lectures and video software demonstrations. English subtitles is available and videos can be viewed as many times as desired. The video lectures help you to grasp the important technical concepts and in the video demonstrations the instructor uses the software and discusses all the steps and actions. You are recommended to follow the steps of the instructor in the software to optimize your learning curve.
Exercises & Software models associated with the content are available for download.
This course is self-paced and is not subject to specific dates. The course contains 7 modules with a total of 7 hours of content which can be performed at your own pace. A Personal Certificate will be provided to you if you finish the course within the first month after purchase. This incentive will motivate you to perform the course quickly thereby improving your learning curve.
You receive 1-year unlimited access to all modules. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.
A Personal Certificate will be provided to participants if they finish the course within the first month after purchase. This incentive will motivate you to perform the course quickly thereby improving your learning curve.
Exercise .pdf-files for download
Exercise answers by means of demonstrations (video)
Related BOSfluids model files for download
The majority of training material are videos. These are not available for download, but can be accessed directly with your account on the portal. Apart from quizzes the exercise files can be downloaded. These can include .pdf files with the exercise questions, software models or other file types. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to watch content again if this is beneficial for your work projects.
We encourage participants to submit feedback and questions in the Questions forum of the course. These are answered directly in the forum or form the basis for new videos that are added to the online course.
Participants receive 1-year unlimited access to the course including new videos that are added during this year. Participants receive an email notification upon addition of new course videos.
An active BOSfluids license is required for this course. In the course it is assumed that the participants have
access to the software. This software license is not included in the
course. Please contact us for questions on this matter.
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