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1. General information
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Lecturer: GONZALO RODRIGUEZ PRIETO - Group(s): 20 
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2. Pre-Requisites

The subjects of the previous courses related to fluids are fundamental, but all the subjects of the previous courses should be approved before facing this one.

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

Hydraulic circuits including a pump or a turbine are very frequent in industrial environment. This subject proposes to familiarize the
students with this type of elements and their integration in a hydraulic circuit, and teach them to design one of the most used pumps, the
centrifugal pump. The knowledge that is used is closely related to those acquired in "Fluid Mechanics" and "Engineering of
Fluids "

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
A02 To know how to apply knowledge to work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the competences that are usually demonstrated by the formulation and defence of arguments and the resolution of problems in the field of study.
A03 To have the capability to gather and interpret relevant data (normally within the area of study) to make judgements that include a reflection on themes of a social, scientific or ethical nature.
A04 To be able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to a specialized audience.
A05 To have developed the learning skills necessary to undertake subsequent studies with a greater degree of autonomy.
A13 Ability to take the initiative to solve problems, take decisions, creativity, critical reasoning and ability to communicate and transmit knowledge, skills and abilities in Mechanical Engineering.
A16 Ability to analyse and evaluate the social and environmental impact of technical solutions.
CB01 Prove that they have acquired and understood knowledge in a subject area that derives from general secondary education and is appropriate to a level based on advanced course books, and includes updated and cutting-edge aspects of their field of knowledge.
CB03 Be able to gather and process relevant information (usually within their subject area) to give opinions, including reflections on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.
CB04 Transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions for both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
CB05 Have developed the necessary learning abilities to carry on studying autonomously
E07 Ability to manage, analyse and design hydraulic and thermal machinery.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Not established.
Additional outcomes
Knowledge of the various types of hydraulic machines Design of a centrifugal pump Design of a hydraulic circuit, counting on the
Cavitation effects and optimal diameter choice
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Introduction to hydraulic machines
  • Unit 2: Hydraulic turbomachines theory (centrifugal pumps)
  • Unit 3: Cavitation phenomena in turbomachines

These themes correspond to the themes of the guide as follows:

Topic 1 and 2: Energy balance, physical similarity, 1D theory, 2D theory, characteristic curve for centrifugal pumps.

Topic 3: Cavitation, water hammer, economic diameter, design of the pump and hydraulic circuit for a certain industrial application.

7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences (only degrees before RD 822/2021) ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures A02 A03 A04 A05 1.12 28 N N
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Cooperative / Collaborative Learning A02 A03 A04 A05 0.8 20 N N
Laboratory practice or sessions [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities A02 A03 A04 A05 0.4 10 Y Y
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests A02 A03 A04 A05 A13 CB01 CB03 CB04 CB05 0.08 2 Y Y
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study A02 A03 A04 A05 A13 CB01 CB03 CB04 CB05 3.28 82 N N
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [OFF-SITE] Cooperative / Collaborative Learning A02 A03 A04 A05 A13 A16 CB01 CB03 CB04 CB05 E07 0.32 8 Y Y
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Practicum and practical activities reports assessment 30.00% 30.00%
Progress Tests 20.00% 20.00%
Final test 50.00% 50.00%
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 4 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 12.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    The exam will consist of problems and / or theoretical questions related to the whole subject, the work and the memories of practices will be delivered before the exam, in a deadline to be specified.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Evaluation criteria not defined

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
There is only one exam.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Due to the type of resit, please contact the teacher beforehand to specify dates and other topics.
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 2
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Cooperative / Collaborative Learning] 8

Unit 1 (de 3): Introduction to hydraulic machines
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 10
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Cooperative / Collaborative Learning] 7
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 28

Unit 2 (de 3): Hydraulic turbomachines theory (centrifugal pumps)
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 9
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Cooperative / Collaborative Learning] 7
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 27

Unit 3 (de 3): Cavitation phenomena in turbomachines
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 9
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Cooperative / Collaborative Learning] 6
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 10
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 27

Global activity
Activities hours
General comments about the planning: Course planning may be subject to changes due to force majeure or other causes related to teaching.
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Agüero Soriano, Jose Mecánica de Fluidos incompresibles y turbomáquinas hidráulicas. Ciencia 3, Córdoba 84953910105  
Blas Zamora Parra y Antonio Viedma Robles Máquinas Hidráulicas. Teoría y Problemas. Crai¿UPCT ediciones 9788416325191 5476/isbn9788416325191.pdf  
Claudio Mataix Mecánica de Fluidos y Máquinas Hidráulicas. Ediciones del Castillo 8421901753  
Cristopher E. Brennen Hydrodynamics of Pumps. Oxford University Press 0198564422  

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