HYD06006 2019 Hydraulics 202

General Details

Full Title
Hydraulics 202
Transcript Title
Hydraulics 202
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Subject Area
HYD - Hydraulics/Hydrology/Hydrogeol
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
John Casserly
Programme Membership
SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECIVI_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 202000 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering

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 ,quantify and formulate the concepts of forces exerted by a moving fluid  using the principles defined in the momentum equation. Apply principles to solving problems involving same.


Define ,quantify and formulate the concepts of laminar, transitional and turbulent flow as  defined by the Hagen Pouiselle  and D'arcy -Weisbach Equations. Apply principles to solving problems involving same.


Introduce concepts or pumps and turbines, and carry out analysis of basic engineering problems in water systems using  turbomacinary.


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 practicals.

Resit exams.

Module Dependencies

HYD06003 201900 Hydraulics 201

Indicative Syllabus

  1. The momentum equation, forces exerted by fluids on pipe bends . Forces exerted by a jet on plates. Manipulation of the energy equation. Application of momentum equation forces exerted in pipelines by moving fluids.
  2. Principles of fluid flow in pipes. Reynolds Number, laminar flow & turbulent flow, The Hagen-Pouiselle Equation,  The Darcy-Weisbach Equation. The Borda-Carnot Equation. Measurement of minor losses in closed conduits.  Measurement of fluid flow rates in simple pipeline systems. Design of a simple pipe network.
  3. Principles of pumps, pump characteristic curves and pump efficiency, system characteristic curve, pump operating point, estimation of pump output powers.
  4. Principles of Turbines. The application of the momentum principle to energy extraction. Examination of  operating principles of Frances, Turgo, Kaplin and Pelton Wheel  and Wind Turbines.

Indicative Practicals/Projects

  1. Determine the force exerted by a free jet on a stationary plate. Determine the force exerted on a reducer section in a pipeline for a variety of flow rates.
  2. Determine the Relationship between the Hydraulic Gradient and Velocity Head for flow in closed conduits for Laminar, Transitional and Turbulent conditions
  3. Determine the loss coefficient for minor losses in various pipe bend and valves.
  4. Measure the pressure loss due to friction in a pipeline for various flow rates. Determine the friction factor for each flow rate and relate its value to the Universal Resistance Diagram.
  5. Estimation of Characteristic Curves and operational efficiency for axial, mixed and centrifugal pumps.
  6. Estimate angular velocity, tangential velocity and power output for an impulse turbine.


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
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
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
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
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
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

Non ISBN Literary Resources





Hamill .L

Understanding Hydraulics



Douglas J.F and R.D. Matthews

Solving Problems in: Fluid Mechanics Volume 1.

Pearson /Prentice Hall


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