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Unit information: Hydraulics 2 in 2016/17

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Unit name Hydraulics 2
Unit code CENG21300
Credit points 10
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Professor. Han
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

Normally the successful completion of appropriate Level 1 Engineering units

Co-requisites

None

School/department Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description

This unit consists of the following elements: Engineering Hydrology 2 - to give students a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of engineering hydrology and water resources; Open Channel Flow 2 - to give students a thorough grounding in open channel flow, hydraulic models and river engineering.

Aims:

Engineering Hydrology 2:

To give students a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of engineering hydrology.

Open Channel Flow 2:

To give students a solid grounding in open channel flow.

Intended learning outcomes

Engineering Hydrology 2:

By the end of the course, successful students will:

  1. understand the collection of hydrological data and its significance;
  2. understand the hydrological cycle;
  3. understand the processes of evaporation and transpiration;
  4. be able to estimate infiltration rates and understand soil moisture;
  5. have an appreciation of potential evaporation;
  6. be able to use the unit hydrograph method to synthesise storm hydrographs;
  7. be able to use the mass curve method to design reservoirs for conservation storage;
  8. be able to route floods through river systems;
  9. understand basic groundwater flow.

Open Channel Flow 2:

By the end of the course, successful students will:

  1. be able to evaluate geometric features of open channels; (PLO A1, A2)
  2. be able to solve uniform flow problems; (PLO A1, A2)
  3. be able to work out critical flow conditions; (PLO A1, A2)
  4. be able to analyse hydraulic jumps; (PLO A1, A2)
  5. be able to analyse hydraulic structures; (PLO A1, A2)
  6. understand classifications of varied flow profiles; (PLO A1, A2)
  7. be able to locate correctly control sections in gradually varied channel flow; (PLO A1, A2)
  8. understand the unsteady flow equations and their applications; (PLO A1, A2)
  9. have an appreciation of a wide range of problems in river engineering. (PLO A1, A2, B1, B2, B8).

Teaching details

Engineering Hydrology 2:

Lectures 10 hours Tutorial classes 5 hours

Open Channel Flow 2:

  • Lectures 10 hours
  • Tutorial classes 5 hours
  • Laboratory classes 3 hours

Assessment Details

Engineering Hydrology 2:

2 hour exam (January) (combined with Open Channel Flow)

Open Channel Flow 2:

Lab 0%

2 hour exam (January) 100% (combined with Engineering Hydrology)

Reading and References

  • Chadwick A & Moffett J (2004) Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 4th Edition
  • Chow, VT (1959) Open-Channel Hydraulics, McGraw-Hill
  • French RH (1994) Open Channel Hydraulics, First Edition, International Student Edition, McGraw-Hill

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