Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Honours (FHEQ level 6)|
|Assessment:||CW 10%, EX 90%|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Reassessment exam (where allowed by programme regulations)|
To give students a knowledge and understanding of channel flow as applied to civil engineering structures; water engineering applied to coastal, estuary and river engineering; public health engineering related to water supply, drainage and treatment.
On successful completion of this unit, the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
* design of a range of hydraulic structures.
* factors and relationships affecting groundwater, including replenishment, contamination and extraction.
* the main factors affecting the design of civil engineering works on coasts.
* factors influencing the design of hydro-electric and tidal power schemes.
* the main elements of water supply, sewage disposal, and surface water drainage systems.
* Ability to apply the concepts and principles of fluid mechanics to the solution of engineering problems.
* To understand taught material and design issues and constraints.
* To deal with civil engineering hydraulic issues in a systematic yet creative way, and to communicate the conclusions clearly.
* Ability to collect, analyse, synthesise and present technical information. To demonstrate communication and team working skills.
Hydraulic structures: dams, spillways, stilling basins, draw off towers, constant velocity channel, settlement tanks, flow dividers.
Water Engineering: Hydrology: hydrological cycle, meteorology, groundwater, surface run-off, analysis and forecasting.
Groundwater: wells, groundwater movement, groundwater contamination, dispersion and diffusion.
Coastal Engineering: Wave action, sediment transport, natural bays, defences and protection, coastal structures, wave power. River and canal engineering: optimum cross-section, unlined channels, alluvial channels, river modelling. Hydro-electric power, tidal power.
Public Health Engineering
Sanitation: Appliances, materials and components; sanitary incinerators and macerators; sanitary provision.
Discharge pipe systems, terminal velocities, pressure variations in stacks.
Water supply: sources of water, purity, hardness, water consumption, methods of treatment; corrosion, sludge, micro-organism control in water and steam systems, supply networks; supply installations, estimation of demand and sizing, simultaneous demand.
Drainage: foul and surface water drainage; materials and components; sizing and design; ventilation; sewage lifting.
Sewage disposal and drainage: water cycle, rainfall, run off, soak aways, sewerage systems, chemical and biological methods of treatment, small plants; problems with various effluents, septic tanks, disposal to rivers or sea outfalls.
Environmental risk assessment, pollution.
AR30344 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering