10 credits at level HE6
This module presents the practical aspects of hydraulics which are current in the civil engineering industry. The processes and equipment for the treatment of potable water and sewage are studied. The types, performance and operation of hydraulic machinery used in the civil engineering industry are described. The theoretical and practical aspects of various types of open channel flow are explained and related design issues are discussed. Sustainability and environmental issues relating to sewage treatment and river systems are discussed. Computer analysis of river systems using ISIS is introduced.
Water Treatment (10%)
Description, operation and application of methods of water treatment.
Sewage Treatment (15%)
Processes of sewage treatment, description of equipment used and introduction to plant design.
Sustainability and environmental issues.
Hydraulic Machines (30%)
Types, construction and operation of pumps and turbines.
Hydraulic performance of pumps and turbines.
Choice and matching of pumps for particular duties.
Open Channel Flow (45%)
Description, occurrence and analysis of open channel flow, concerning steady uniform, rapidly varied and gradually varied flow types.
Sustainability and environmental issues related to river systems.
Analysis and design of river systems using ISIS
Learning sessions will include lectures, seminars and tutorials. Use will be made of case studies.
Indicative Learning Hours:
Lectures 25 hours
Practicals 3 hours
Tutorials 10 hours
Total Class Contact 38 hours
Coursework Preparation 12 hours
Examination 2 hours
Self Study 48 hours
Total 100 hours
Lab reports and assignments to assess the students understanding of process and equipment and to assess ability to conduct laboratory work and report. Examination to assess understanding of processes and equipment and to assess ability to solve problems.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Appreciate the different equipment and processes involved in the treatment of potable water and sewage. Identify the relevant health and safety issues.||Display relevant knowledge and critical understanding.|
|2.||IBe able to identify types of hydraulic machines and select particular machines for specific duties||
Display relevant knowledge and correctly conduct appropriate analysis.
|3.||Be able to distinguish between different flow types in open channels and analyse steady uniform, rapidly varied and gradually varied channel flow||Display relevant knowledge and critical understanding. Use correct application in design and analysis. Accurately solve numerical problems.|
|4.||Know how to undertake basic analysis and design of river systems using the computer packege ISIS.||
Demonstrate suitable awareness and conduct appropriate analysis.
|5.||Be aware of the sustainability, environmental and design issues relating to river sysytems||Show critical awareness and apply to "real life" scenarios.|
|6.||Be able to conduct laboratory testing to validate theoretical calculations.||Analyse and critically report on laboratory data.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Technical report based on laboratory work||One unseen two hour examination|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Douglas, Gasiorek and Swaffield (1985) Fluid Mechanics, Longman Scientific & Technical, 2nd Edition
Douglas (1985) Solution of problem in Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 2, Longman, Scientific & Technical
Chadwick and Morfett (1993) Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Spon, 2nd Edition
Henderson (1984) Open Channel Flow, MacMillan
Chow (1986) Open Channel Flow, McGraw Hill
Nalluri and Featherstone (2001), Civil Engineering Hydraulics, Blackwell Scientific, 4th Edition
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