Online Course Surge Analysis and Hydrodynamic Behaviour of Pipeline Systems (DSD-INT)

We believe that a thorough understanding of the hydrodynamic behaviour in a pipeline system is essential to guarantee a low cost, safe and reliable system. With this course, we will enhance your understanding of this hydrodynamic behaviour and teach you how to perform a basic surge analysis yourself.

Aim of the course

  • Obtain thorough understanding of hydraulic aspects in pipelines
  • Learn to select and design mitigating measures to prevent excessive surge (water hammer)
  • Deepen knowledge on hydraulic processes leading to water hammer
  • Practice hydraulic modelling of pipelines.

The following topics will be addressed:

  • Introduction to water hammer and mitigating measures
  • Modelling exercises and practical examples with WANDA
  • Theoretical aspects of water hammer and rigid columns
  • Effect of valve operations
  • Practical examples from participants

Temporary licenses for modelling software (WANDA) will be made available.

Who should attend

The course aims at engineers with different educational backgrounds (such as civil, mechanical,
and process) working in the fields of the water industry (i.e. drinking water, wastewater
and cooling water), the process industry (oil & gas) or the chemical industry. Deltares’ long
experience with these courses has proven to have added value in particular to water utilities
and consultants. A BSc degree in water engineering, engineering science, physics, or other
scientific discipline is recommended.

Online course dates

Session 1: Thursday 4 November 2021, 9:00 – 13:00 CET (Delft time, UTC+1)
Session 2: Friday 5 November 2021, 9:00 – 13:00 CET
Session 3: Thursday 11 November 2021, 9:00 – 13:00 CET
Session 4: Friday 12 November 2021, 9:00 – 13:00 CET

We would like to inform you that this course has an overlap with the WANDA Advanced course, which takes place on November 18, 19 and December 2, 3, 2021.

You can follow both courses separately, but ou can also opt for an overlapping course with € 250, -discount.

If you are interested, please send an email to

Online format

This course is a blended educational experience, meaning that both self-paced modules and instructor led sessions are held during 6 consecutive interactive sessions.

Course participants will be provided with the WANDA software + course license file valid until 1 month after the course a starting point, and access to the online course materials for 1 year.

In preparation of the training, we’ll send you all the material and will ask you to install the software and license file on your own machine. While attending the training, it will be essential that you have a sufficiently fast internet connection to support a video call, as well as a headset.

Time is also reserved for individual support moments.

Cost and Registration

The minimum required number of participants is 12. In the event of insufficient interest for the course it may be necessary for Deltares Academy to cancel or reschedule the course. Deltares Academy will endeavour to inform applicants as soon as it  has been decided to cancel the course. In the case of cancellation all course fees paid will be refunded in full.


This course is part of the Delft Software Days Edition 2021 (DSD-INT).

If you already have either a DSD or OSS account and no MyDeltares account yet, then click on the link Forgot Password? to setup your MyDeltares account including a new password. Once you have completed the password reset you can login.

After the MyDeltares registration or signing in, it will be possible for you to register for individual 2021 events, get a personal overview (My schedule), make changes in your schedule, profile etc.

You will receive an email confirmation from Microsoft Teams (MS Teams) with further instructions.

If you come across any problems with the registration, please contact our team at

Start of the session

Please check in early to test your audio and video. We will open the session at 08:50 (Delft time), 10 minutes before the start of the session.