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AR20385: Civil engineering hydraulics 1

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 20%, EX 80%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
AR20385 Reassessment -Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To give students a knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of fluid mechanics.

Learning Outcomes:
The successful student will be able to:
Determine hydrostatic forces; relate viscosity to buoyancy in considering the settlement of particles; describe the principles and practice of pressure measurement; understand the basic principles of fluid flow and the analysis of different types of flow; analyse flows in a network of pipes; understand and be able to apply dimensional analysis, and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the design of a range of open channel hydraulic structures.

Skills:
Intellectual skills: Ability to apply the basic concepts and principles of fluid mechanics to the solution of engineering problems. Professional/Practical skills: To deal with basic fluid mechanics engineering issues in a systematic yet creative way, and to communicate the conclusions clearly. Transferable/key skills: Ability to collect, analyse, synthesise and present technical information. To demonstrate communication and team working skills.

Content:
Properties of fluids. Hydrostatics Forces on submerged surfaces. Buoyancy and stability. Hydrodynamics. Bernoulli Equation. Applications of Bernoulli Momentum Equation. Hagen-poiseuille Laminar/Turbulent Flow. Pipe friction, losses. Pipe flow, Pipe Networks, branched pipes, Dimensional Analysis. Basic Open channel flow: normal flow, critical flow, Froude Number, surges, hydraulic jump.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2020

AR20385 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • UEAR-AFB07 : BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEAR-AKB07 : BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEAR-AFM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEAR-AKM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEAR-AFM07 : MEng(Hons) Civil Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEAR-AKM07 : MEng(Hons) Civil Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)

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