Hidraulics Laboratory




Improving sustainable and continuous education in the field of Civil and Environmental Engineering

• Supporting basic and advanced hydraulics science
• Facilitate scientific and applied hydraulics research
• Serving the community learning

Laboratory of Hydraulics not only serves the activities at undergraduate level, but also serves a model test hydraulics for a wide range of development projects of water resources, such as the construction of reservoirs, irrigation canals, etc. Laboratory of Hydraulics has a partnership with the Government (Ministry of Public Works, Indonesia Power, etc.) and also with the private sector.

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In addition, the partnership also networks with international institutions, such as:

  • Advisory Council Member of IRTCES (International Research and Training Centre on Erosion and sedimentation), UNESCO-IHP – Djoko Legono, Prof.Ir.Ph.D.
  • Executive Committee Member Country – Asia Pacific Division of International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR-APD) – Nizam, Prof.Ir.M.Sc.Ph.D.

Laboratory’s Activity Associated with Student Academic Practicum for Undergraduate Students
One of the routine activities of Hydraulics Laboratory is organizing fluid Mechanics Practice courses for undergraduate students of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The number of participants is equal to the number of students per class plus those who haven’t take the practice course or who didn’t pass the previous practice course, ranging from about 120 to 150 students per year. Practicum is conducted for 2 weeks and requires technicians’ assist. Technicians are assigned to prepare and assure that the equipment is in good condition and ready for lab work about 2 weeks before the lab work begins. Once the lab is complete the technician must return the instrument in good condition. Details of lab work, tools and materials used can be found in the appendix Practical Guide Fluid Mechanics.

Demonstration for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Demonstration is conducted for undergraduate and graduate students if necessary. Demonstration is not routinely held. Demonstrations require technicians to set up tools.

Graduate and Master Student Research Activities
Hydraulics Laboratory provide services for graduate and master student for their research activities in the hydraulics field. All activities of master students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Laboratory of Hydraulics are done and settled in the laboratory. Each room (about 6 m x 3.5 m) occupied by 3 master students. Master students’ research activities requires a technician to set up the tools. Research activities that has been conducted by Laboratory of Hydraulics on 2010-2012 mainly related to water management and environmental issues, such as environmental degradation, water supply and sanitation, as well as natural disasters. In 2010 – 2014, UGM CEED’s Hydraulics Laboratory was carried out a research under the banner of Research Advancement “Integrated Merit Research on Sustainable Water Resources Management”. All aspects, including environmental degradation, lack of water supply and sanitation, as well as the issue of climate change has become the main focus. Some sub-theme of Excellence Research are:

  • Management of Coastal Areas
  • Water Resources Management
  • Hydroinformatics
  • Management of Erosion and Sedimentation
  • Climate Change Impacts on the Environment

Potential activities to be Implemented

Hydraulics Laboratory is involved in a wide variety of community service activities aimed at building cooperation of students, communities and local governments. The activities that will be carried out:

  1. Pilot Community Service activities in the conservation of water resources in the village of Gebang, District Gebang, Purworejo, Central Java (since 2006 until now).
  2. Pilot Integrated Sediment Management Activities in the Village Kemiren, Srumbung, Magelang, Central Java (since 2008 until now.
  3. Lava Flow Early Warning System in Sleman District, Yogyakarta Province
  4. Water Resource Management in Kalong River, Banyumas, Central Java Province, 2003 until 2006.
  5. Audit Portfolio Bengawan Solo Flood 2007
  6. Audit Portfolio Situ Gintung Dam Damage, 2009.
  7. Institution Study and Community Development in the slopes of Mount Merapi, a collaboration with the Health Engineering and Environmental Laboratory UGM in 2007, 2008, and 2009, and in cooperation with Kyoto University in 2009.
  8. Hydroinformatics development of various systems, forecasts and early warning in several areas, among others:
  • The rainfall in the watershed Boyong / Code River in Turgo, intensity of rainfall every 10 minutes
  • Automatic Water Level in Boyong / Code River in Rejodani, water level and pendulum every minute
  • Flow visualization in Putih River, PU-C11, a picture every 30 seconds

Past Publications

Some of the research results that were conducted at the Laboratory of Hydraulics DTSL UGM:

  1. “Measurement of distribution pattern (number and size) of bubble particles as a part of study on aeration technique” – undergraduate student, 2005-2006
  2. “Development of video-photographical technique for investigation of initial motion of Wonogiri reservoir sedimentation” – undergraduate student, 2006-2007
  3. “Scouring pattern around semi-broken bridge abutment” – undergraduate student, 2007-2008
  4. “Two-dimensional flow pattern around approach spillway structure of Tembesi Dam as revealed by Particle Image Processing (PIP)” – post-graduate student, 2007
  5. “Development of fluidization technique for the maintenance of port navigation channel and river mouth” – doctoral post-graduate student, 2008
  6. “Simulation model of breakwater of Pasir beach” – doctoral post-graduate student
  7. “Hydraulics performance of spillway of Tembesi dam as revealed by 1:50 non-distorted physical model” – research with the cooperation of Batam’s Authority, 2008
  8. “Development of Early Warning System to anticipate debris flow of Gendol River, Mt. Merapi” – research with the cooperation of Sleman Goverment, DIY, 2007
  9. “Community-based debris flow warning system of Boyong River, Mt. Merapi” – research with the cooperation of NZ-Aid, New Zealand, 2008
  10. “International Workshop on Multimodal Sediment Disaster as Triggered by Heavy Rainfall and Earthquake and the Countermeasures”, with the cooperation of Kyoto University, Tsukuba University, dan Ritzumeikan University, Yogyakarta 8-9 Maret, 2010.

Facilities and Main Equipment

Hydraulics Laboratory DTSL occupies two rooms measuring 25m x 50m and 30m x 40m. Water tanks are equipped with three types of pumps (1 x 150 l / s and 2 x 250 l / s) has been built to meet the research needs of indoor and outdoor.