Hydrostatics and Hydrodynamics


Hydrostatics (Fluid Statics), Hydrodynamics (Fluid Dynamics) and Hydraulic Machines

An On-Demand A/V Recorded Self Study Course on Basic and Intermediate Concepts, Principles and Practice of Hydrostatics and Hydrodynamics

Credit: 7.5 PDH’s (1-Day); 0.75 CEU’s
Lead Instructor: Professor Bobby Rauf, PE, CEM, MBA


This course is intended to serve as an introduction to fluid statics, hydrodynamics and hydraulic
machines for attendees with little or no fluids background. This course transitions from hydraulics concepts to aws, mathematical equations, sample problems and practical hydraulics case study examples. For those attendees or participants who possess prior fluids knowledge and experience, this course, is intended to serve as a refresher of the basics and an introduction to intermediate level knowledge on the subject of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics. As such, this course can be used to satisfy the Professional Development Hour requirement, as established by State Boards and other licensure agencies.

The Topics to be covered in this course are as follows:

  1. Hydrostatics concepts and analysis.
  2. Hydrodynamics principles, laws and analytical techniques.
  3. Application of Bernoulli, Darcy, Hazen-Williams, Manning, Water Horsepower, and other hydrodynamics equations.
  4. Study of hydraulic machines commonly applied in industrial and commercial environment.
  5. Review of “wire to water “and “water to wire” power flow and efficiency
  6. Mathematical analysis involving matching of system head requirements with available pump curves.

After attending this seminar, the participants will:

  1. Be able to apply principles and techniques associated with fluid or hydrostatics.
  2. Be able to understand, analyze and solve hydrodynamics problems.
  3. Know the distinction between various types of hydraulic machines.
  4. Possess skills needed to specify and select hydraulic machines for specific system head requirements.
  5. Be able to distinguish between turbulent and laminar flows.
  6. Be able to analyze open channel flow problems.
  7. Be able to calculate frictional head losses in fluid flow systems.
  8. Be able to analyze power and energy in hydroelectric systems