Research

Research Interests

Fluid Transients in Pipe Systems, Waterhammer Problem and Protection Measures in Hydropower Plants, Local Scour around Inclined Bridge Piers, Hydraulic Modelling of Floodwaves Induced by Dam Failures, Dam-Breach Mechanisms, Energy Dissipation over Hydraulic Structures

Software Development for:

A) Design of Small Hydropower Plants, (Run-of-River  Hydro Power Plants)

B) Pipe Networks Analyses with Steady State Flow  (Finite Element Method), and

C) Fluid Transients (Water Hammer) Analyses in Pipe Lines (Method of Characteristics)

Research Contracts

RC11. “Development of Local Software for the Solution of Unsteady Pipe Flow Problems Occurring at Various Boundary Conditions”, Bozkuş, Z., Middle East Technical University, BAPScientific Research Project, Project Code: GAP-303–2021-10687, Project Duration: 01.02.2021 – 01.02.2023.

RC10. “Investigation of Suitable Dimensions for the Double Surge Tanks in Balakot Hydropower Plant”, Bozkuş, Z., and Dinçer, A. Ersin, Middle East Technical University, DSİM  Project Code:2020.03.03.1.00.167, completed in December, 2020.

RC9. “Experimental investigation of peak pressures created on pipe elements by a mass of liquid which suddenly moves under pressure in an empty pipeline.”, Bozkuş, Z., and Dinçer, A. Ersin, Middle East Technical University, BAPScientific Research Project, Project Code:BAP-03–03-2017-002, completed in December, 2017.

RC8. “Incir Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Bottom Outlet and Dissipation Chamber Hydraulic Model Studies.”, Aydın, I., Bozkuş, Z., et al. Middle East Technical University, DSİM  Project Code:2013.03.03.2.00.60, completed in July, 2014.

RC7.Experimental Investigation of Local Scours Around Vertically Inclined Dual Bridge Piers.”   Bozkuş, Z., Middle East  Technical University, BAPScientific Research Project, BAP1 Project Code: 2004.03.03.01, completed in 2005. (Mr. Murat ÇEŞME’s MSc. Thesis Topic)

RC6.Experimental Investigation of Energy Dissipation Through Triangular Screens.”   Bozkuş, Z., Middle East  Technical University, BAP-Scientific Research Project, BAP1 Project Code: 2005.03.03.08, completed in 2005. (Miss Endam GÜNGÖR’s MSc Thesis Topic)

RC5.Hydraulic Model Tests of Yamula Hydro-Power Plant.“,Göğüş, M., Önder, H., Tokyay, N.,  Aydın, İ., Bozkuş, Z., Sakarya, B.,  Middle East  Technical University, DSİM Project Code: 00.03.03.00.38, completed in July, 2001.

RC4.Numerical and Experimental Investigation of a Liquid Slug Motion in a Voided Line“, Bozkuş, Z., Middle East Technical University Research Grant, Scientific Research Project, AFP 97.03.03.05, completed in Dec, 1999. (Mr. Özgür Uğraş BARAN’s MSc. Thesis Topic)

RC3.Hydraulic Model Tests of Çamlıca-I Hydroelectric Power Plant.“, Aydın, İ., Göğüş, M., Bozkuş, Z., Middle East Technical University, DSİM  Project Code:96.03.03.29, completed in Feb, 1997.

RC2.Investigation of the Water Conveyance Line, and the Pressure Reduction Gate in the Intake Structure of the Çamlıdere Dam under Various Hydraulic Conditions“, Bozkuş, Z.,  Middle East Technical University, DSİM Project Code:96.03.03.05,  completed in May, 1996.

RC1. Investigation of the Leakage Resistance of Tepe Wood Window Frames“, Göğüş, M., and  Bozkuş, Z., Middle East Technical University, DSİM Project Code:96.03.03.16,  completed in Sep, 1995.