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ENG2017 : Hydraulics

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Vassilis Glenis
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


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 ActivitiesLecture101:0010:00Present in person
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion210:0020:00Revision for exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion22:004:00Computer based online exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture180:309:00Online non-synchronous, pre-recorded video lectures and accompanying notes.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:00Present in person - Practicals
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching101:0010:00Present in person - Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study144:0044:00Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material.
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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
PC Examination1202M50Computer based online exam Pipe flow and hydraulic machines online test
PC Examination1202M50Computer based online exam Open 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 blackboard tests and an examination paper designed to test both the width and depth of the student’s knowledge.

Study abroad students who are unable to return to Newcastle for the Semester 2 Assessment period would be required to sit an examination.

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