HYD06009 2019 Hydraulics 202H

General Details

Full Title
Hydraulics 202H
Transcript Title
Hydraulics 202H
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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_ECIVL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) 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 derieve and quantify and formulate the concepts of fluid flow using the principles defined in the basic flow equations. Apply principles to solving problems involving same


Define, quantify and formulate the concepts of two dimensional fluid flow. Apply principles to solving problems involving same.


Derive , quantify and formulate problems involving turbomachinary. 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

10% Continuous Assessment

20% Practicals

70% Final Exam

Repeat Assessments

Resubmit Practical Reports

Repeat Final Exam

Module Dependencies

HYD06008 201900 Hydraulics 201H

Indicative Syllabus

 Indicative Syllabus

  1. Principles of fluid flow in pipes, laminar flow, turbulent flow, The Hagen-Pouiselle Equation,  The Darcy-Weisbach Equation. The Borda-Carnot Equation. Measurement of shock losses in closed conduits.
  2. Measurement of fluid flow in simple pipeline systems. Measurement of fluid flow from varying head systems. Design of a simple pipe network
  3. Principles of pumps and turbines. Pumps in series, pumps in parallel, net positive suction head, cavitation number, the analysis and design of simple pump and turbines systems
  4. Principles of open channel flow, Manning and Chezy equations, open channel flow measurement and introduction to hydraulic structures, thin plate weirs, flumes, broad crested weirs, friction loss in open channels, channel optimisations, channel bed stability.
  5. The Euler equation, Flow fields, stream function, stream tube particle paths,streak lines, potential function, rotational and ir-rotational flow, circulation, vorticity. Stress strain relationships in Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids

Indicative Practicals/Project

  1. Calculate and visually determine Reynolds Number in a closed conduit.
  2. Estimation of Characteristic Curves for various 3 no pump types and speeds.
  3. Estimate the pump characteristic curves for pumps in parallel and pumps in series.
  4. Determine of the Coefficient of Discharge of Thin Plated Weirs.
  5. Determine the Coefficient of Discharge for a Venturi Flume and Broad Crested Weir.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Exam Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 8 1,2,3
2 Practical Evaluation Report Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 15 4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 70 % Week 15 1,2,3

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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