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AR30344: Civil engineering hydraulics 2

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

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: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 20%, EX 80%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Computer exercise (CW 20%)
  • Examination (EX 80%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
AR30344 Reassessment exam (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To give students a knowledge and understanding of water engineering applied to freshwater systems, including catchment hydrology, drainage, open channel flow, hydraulic structures, ground water and environmental hydraulics.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit, the student should 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 and drainage.
* Factors and relationships affecting groundwater, including replenishment, contamination and extraction.
* Basic pollutant transport in the environment

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
Groundwater: occurrence of groundwater, principles of groundwater flow, well hydraulics, groundwater recharge and safe yield
Hydraulic Structures: culverts and bridge openings, dams
Pollutant Transport: Dispersion of contaminants in groundwater, rivers and lakes.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR30344 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

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


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