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Module

CEG2501 : Hydraulics

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Vassilis Glenis
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion35:0015:00Revision for exams
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture201:0020:00Online non-synchronous, pre-recorded video-lectures
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture90:406:00Synchronous online sessions to review lecture material & answer questions, or review worked examples
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion21:303:00Computer based online exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:00Present in person, - Practicals
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching81:008:00Online non-synchronous, Tutorials – VLE quizzes with feedback
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery91:009:00Synchronous online, Question and answer sessions online via Zoom, Teams or discussion board
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study136:0036:00Includes 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.

Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.
Student’s should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Computer assessment1M50Pipe flow and hydraulic machines online test
Computer assessment1M50Open channel flow online test
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 tests and an examination paper designed to test both the width and depth of the student’s knowledge.

Reading Lists

Timetable