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Introduction to Practical Hydraulics
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This course is a simple and accessible introduction to hydraulics and how it can be used to solve environmental engineering problems, such as sewer design and pump selection.
A sound grasp of practical hydraulics has always been useful for those working in the water industry, but a new realisation of the need to be very careful with energy costs has reinforced the need for this understanding. All those entering the industry should be aware of the precepts of sound hydraulic design without neccesarily being highly skilled hydraulic engineers. However, many people are now entering the industry who do not have a traditional engineering training. Many of these individuals are unaware of, and even intimidated by, the kinds of hydraulics that they would find extremely useful. This course is an accessible and practical introduction to the area. It introduces to the founding concepts of hydraulics and shows how they can be applied to problems in drainage, sewer design, water supply and the specification of pumps. A brief glance into more advanced aspects such as computational fluid dynamics will also be offered.
Upon completion of the course, delegates will understand:
Delegates will also be able to:
The course is suitable for those with no prior exposure to the field, and a refresher for those who have studied hydraulics, but have not had much experience of simple hydraulic problem solving.
We offer a 30 percent discount on this course to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.
Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £275.00, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved.
Owing to visa restrictions the assessment option is not available to international students outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8102) on at least one of the School's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. Delegates will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.