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Modules

Modules

CEG2501 : Hydraulics

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

The aim of the module is to provide understanding of and ability in the application of fluid mechanics in Civil Engineering.

The module topics include: the engineering applications of hydraulics, resistance to flow, velocity profile development, drag of immersed bodies, pipeline design, development of fraction equations, pipe network analysis and design, performance characteristics of hydraulic machines, steady flow in open channels, uniform flow resistance formulae, application of resistance equations, design of rigid boundary channels, design of erodible channels, energy principles, and momentum function applied to hydraulic jumps and forces on structures.

Outline Of Syllabus

Engineering Applications of Hydraulics. Resistance to flow ( Boundary layers: laminar and turbulent; Velocity profile development; Drag of immersed bodies, drag coefficients). Pipeline design (Flow in pressure pipelines; Development of fraction equations; Design of pipelines; Pipe network analysis and design). Hydraulic machines (Pumps and turbines: performance characteristics; Selection and installation, cavitation; Pump-pipeline system analysis and design). Steady flow in open channels (Open channels: types, uses; Uniform flow resistance formulae; Application of resistance equations; Design of rigid boundary channels; Design of erodible channels; Energy principles, specific energy curves; Momentum function applied to hydraulic jumps and forces on structures.)

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture201:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion200:3010:00Revision for exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion121:3018:00Online blackboard test (8 blackboard linear diagnose tests and 4 blackboard lab tests).
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical21:303:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching81:008:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study139:0039:00Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

To impart the basic qualitative and quantitative understanding represented by the knowledge outcomes via a mix of self learning and formal teaching, including advance reading of course notes, formal lecture presentations and discussions/tutorials with active student participation.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A75N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Computer assessment1M2512 Blackboard tests (8 blackboard linear diagnose tests and 4 blackboard lab tests).
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

To assess the student’s grasp of the basic qualitative and quantitative understanding represented by the knowledge outcomes via a mix of open book on-line blackboard tests and an examination paper designed to test both the width and depth of the student’s knowledge.

Semester 1 Study Abroad students would be required to sit an examination. The paper-based examination will be 2-hour long, taking up 75% of the final module mark.

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