HYD07005 2019 Hydraulics 302

General Details

Full Title
Hydraulics 302
Transcript Title
Hydraulics 302
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Subject Area
HYD - Hydraulics/Hydrology/Hydrogeol
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
07 - NFQ Level 7
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_ECVIL_B07 202000 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering

The student will be able to interpret requirement, carry out analyses of water supply and drainage systems. The student will also be able to define, quantify and formulate the concepts of flow measurment and survey drainage catchements.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Understand the concepts of critical flow  measurement devices. Analyse and solve various flow problems associated with each structure type.


Understand the concept of Steady Non-Uniform Flow . Analyse and solve various flow problems in natural channels.


Identify and understand the concept of steady and unsteady flow in pipelines. Design a simple surge tank for a pipeline system


Compile and report in clear concise manner the findings and results of laboratory experiments and water supply/drainage design project.


Use standard hydraulic engineering equipment to perform experiments in teams. Observe and record data and experimental evidence.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Practicals and Lectures

Module Assessment Strategies


Continuous Assessment

Final Exam

Repeat Assessments

Resubmit Practicals

Resit Exam.

Module Dependencies

HYD06001 200900 Hydraulics 1 HYD06006 201900 Hydraulics 202 HYD07004 201900 Hydraulics 301

Indicative Syllabus

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Steady non-uniform flow in open channels, specific energy, critical velocity, critical depth, Froude number & wave celerity, the hydraulic jump and rapidly varied flow, energy dissipation in hydraulic jumps, gradually varied flow.
  2. Introduction to concept of unsteady flow in open channels. Upstream positive surge waves, downstream positive surge waves, upstream negative surge waves, downstream negative surge waves
  3. Introduction to hydraulic structures, their function and applications.  Critical flow devices, inclusive of broad crested weirs, ogee weir, sluice gates, venturi flume.    
  4. Introduction to rough and smooth pipe law, laminar and turbulent boundary layer. Water modelling analysis of pipe networks under steady flow conditions using,  Hardy-Cross (the loop method) and  the nodal method.
  5. Definition of surge, unsteady flow conditions, simple surge protection systems, design of surge tanks.
  6. Design of detailed pump systems, pumps in parallel, pumps in series, multiple pumps speeds, cavitation number, nett positive suction head, pump sump design.
  7. Introduction to Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), source, control, site control regaional control. Attenuation tank design, Detention Basin Design, Detention Ponds, Swale design.



 Indicative Practicals/Projects  

  1. Calibration of a broad crested weir.
  2. Calibration of a Venturi flume.
  3. Calibration of a sluice gate.
  4. Estimation of the friction factor "f" for a variety of flow rates in a pipeline.
  5. Characteristic curves for pumps operating in parallel and pumps operating in series.
  6. Desing a water supply using EPANET software, design a foul water and surface drainage network with SuDs attenuation system..

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 Practical Evaluation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 15 5
2 Project 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

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
Design Projectwork Engineering Laboratory Project 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Study/Project 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 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 Les

Understanding Hydraulics

Pearson /Prentice Hall



The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow: An Introduction.











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