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ECM3120 - Civil Engineering Hydraulics A (BEng) (2010)

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MODULE TITLECivil Engineering Hydraulics A (BEng) CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM3120 MODULE CONVENERProf Zoran Kapelan (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
To familiarise students with the topics in hydraulics which are essential for any civil engineering graduate at BEng level. To develop their basic analytical understanding in these areas. To develop the students' abilities to design simple hydraulic systems and structures using their knowledge and understanding and analytical tools provided.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
[i]Note: List A comprises core outcomes that will be covered fully in lectures and must be achieved by all students to meet the minimum university requirement for progression. List B comprises outcomes that are EITHER more difficult to achieve OR are to be achieved by private study (or both). All outcomes will be assessed, and coverage of List B outcomes is essential for both BEng and MEng students.[/i] [b]THRESHOLD LEVEL[/b] (1) Basic knowledge of the material specified in the syllabus, with the ability to perform calculations on simple examples. [b]GOOD TO EXCELLENT[/b] (1) Thorough knowledge and understanding of the syllabus material. Ability to apply the material to engineering design situations.
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Head loss in pipelines and tunnels under smooth turbulent, transitional and fully turbulent flows. Colebrook-White and empirical pipe flow equations. Transients in pipe flow: wave celerity, slow and rapid valve closure, surge pressures in rigid and elastic pipes. Designing to avoid surge: surge towers, air vessels. Use of pumps and turbines. Open channel flow: uniform flow equations, Manning's equation, partially full pipes, critical depth, gradually varied flow, hydraulic jump, control points, surface profile categories, surface profile calculation. Hydraulic structures: dams, spillways, weirs, gates, flow equations and British Standards for weirs.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Chadwick, Andrew; Morfett, John and Borthwick, Martin Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering 4th Spon Press, London 2004 000-0-415-30609-4 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM2113
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined