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AR30344: Civil engineering hydraulics 2

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 30%, EX 70%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Computer Exercise (CW 10%)
  • Examination (EX 70%)
  • Hydraulic Jump Lab (CW 10%)
  • Reactor Lab (CW 10%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Reassessment exam (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To give students a knowledge and understanding of water engineering applied to freshwater systems, including open channel flow, catchment hydrology, and public health engineering related to water supply, drainage and treatment.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
* Basic open channel flow and design of a range of open channel hydraulic structures.
* Surface water hydrology, including catchment systems and flood risk.
* Factors and relationships affecting groundwater, including replenishment, contamination and extraction.
* The main elements of water supply, sewage disposal, and surface water drainage systems.

Intellectual skills
* 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.
Professional/Practical skills
* To deal with civil engineering hydraulic 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.

Surface Water Hydrology: the hydrological cycle, precipitation, surface runoff, extreme events.
Open Channel Flow: steady uniform flow, steady non-uniform flow, measurement of discharge in open channels.
Groundwater: occurrence of groundwater, principles of groundwater flow, well hydraulics, groundwater recharge and safe yield, groundwater contamination.
Water Supply: sources of water, purity, hardness, water consumption, methods of treatment; supply networks; estimation of demand and sizing, simultaneous demand.
Dams and Reservoirs: types of dams, river diversions, dam satefy, reservoirs, reservoir water quality management.
Hydraulic Structures: culverts and bridge openings, dam appurtenances, hydroelectric facilities, pump intakes, cavitation in hydraulic structures, diffusers for wastewater, thermal effluent diffusers for power plants.
Hydraulic Machinery: axial-flow pumps, radial and mixed flow pumps, cavitation in pumps and suction limitations, pumps operated in combination, hydraulic turbines, other types of pumps.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR30344 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • UEAR-AFM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEAR-AKM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEAR-AFB07 : BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEAR-AKB07 : BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEAR-AFM07 : MEng(Hons) Civil Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEAR-AKM07 : MEng(Hons) Civil Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.