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

RC9. “Experimental investigation of peak pressures created on pipe elements by a mass of liquid which suddenly moves under pressure in an empty pipeline.”, Bozkus, Z., and A. Ersin Dinçer, Middle East Technical University, Scientific 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., Bozkus, Z., et al. Middle East Technical University, AGÜDOS  Project Code:2013.03.03.2.00.60, completed in July, 2014.

RC7.Experimental Investigation of Local Scours Around Vertically Inclined Dual Bridge Piers.”   Bozkus, Z., Middle East  Technical University, 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.”   Bozkus, Z., Middle East  Technical University, 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., Bozkus, Z., Sakarya, B.,  Middle East  Technical University, AGÜDOS 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“, Bozkus, Z.,
Middle East Technical University Research Grant, AFP 97.03.03.05, completed in Dec, 1999. (Mr. Özgür Uğraş BARAN’s MSc. Thesis Topic)

RC3.Hydraulic Model Tests of Çamlıca-I Hydoelectric Power Plant.“, Aydın, İ., Göğüş, M., Bozkus, Z., Middle East Technical University, AGÜDOS  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“, Bozkus, Z.,  Middle East Technical University, AGÜDOS Project Code:96.03.03.05,  completed in May, 1996.

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