HYD06003 2019 Hydraulics 201
The student will be able to define and manipulate the theoretical concepts which underlie basic fluid properties
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Define and manipulate the theoretical concepts which underlie basic fluid properties
Define , quantify and formulate the concepts of pressure, hydrostatic and buoyancy. Apply principles to solving problems involving same.
Define ,quantify and formulate the concepts of fluid flow using the principles defined in the basic flow equations. Apply principles to solving problems involving same.
Uses standard hydraulic engineering equipment to perform experiments in teams, observe and record data and experimental evidence.
Compile and report in a clear concise manner the findings and results of laboratory experiment.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Lectures and Practicals
Module Assessment Strategies
Practicals, Assessment and Final Exam
Repeat Assessments
Resubmit Practical
Resit Exam
Indicative Syllabus
- Fluid properties, compressible and incompressible fluids, viscosity and oiled bearings, stokes falling sphere viscometer, rotating spring viscometer
- Principles of compressibility and pressure, fluid pressure measurement, differential manometers, hydrostatics, forces and moments on submerged surfaces. Water retention structures
- Buoyancy forces and Archimedes principle, definition of centre of buoyancy and stability of floating bodies, angle of tilt, time of oscillation, stability of vessels and pontoons containing liquid
- Energy & head, fluid flow, continuity equations, Bernoulli's theorem, Torricelli's theorem. Venturi meter, orifice and pitot devices, hydraulic grade line, hydraulic gradient, piezometric head. Manipulation of the energy equation. Introduction to Siphons.
Indicative Practicals/Projects
- Determine the Centre of Pressure of and Immersed Plane.
- Determine the Centre of Buoyancy, Centre of Gravity and Metacentric Heigh of a floating object.
- Determine the viscosity of three different oils using Stokes Law.
- Observer laminar and turbulent flow in a closed conduit and estimate Reynolds Number for each flow condition.
- Determine the pressure difference in a pipeline using piezometers and manometers.
- Determine the coefficient of discharge of a Venturi Meter and Orifice Plate.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
Coursework Assessment
Title | Type | Form | Percent | Week | Learning Outcomes Assessed | |
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1 | Continuous Assessment | Continuous Assessment | UNKNOWN | 10 % | Week 8 | 1,2,3 |
2 | Practical Evaluation | Continuous Assessment | UNKNOWN | 30 % | Week 15 | 4,5 |
End of Semester / Year Assessment
Title | Type | Form | Percent | Week | Learning Outcomes Assessed | |
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1 | Final Exam | Final Exam | UNKNOWN | 60 % | Week 15 | 1,2,3,4,5 |
Full Time Mode Workload
Type | Location | Description | Hours | Frequency | Avg Workload |
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Lecture | Lecture Theatre | Theory | 2 | Weekly | 2.00 |
Laboratory Practical | Engineering Laboratory | Practical | 1 | Weekly | 1.00 |
Independent Learning | UNKNOWN | Study | 4 | Weekly | 4.00 |
Required & Recommended Book List
2001 Understanding Hydraulics Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN 0333779061 ISBN-13 9780333779064
Covering the full range of material needed by civil engineering students in their study of hydraulics, this new edition includes hydraulic structures and an introduction to hydrology. Self-test questions, with answers, are included.
Module Resources
Authors |
Title |
Publishers |
Year |
Hamill .L |
Understanding Hydraulics |
Macmillan |
2002 |
Douglas J.F and R.D. Matthews |
Solving Problems in: Fluid Mechanics Volume 1. |
Pearson /Prentice Hall |
1996 |
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