Engineering

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ECM3156 - Civil Engineering Hydraulics (2019)

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MODULE TITLECivil Engineering Hydraulics CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM3156 MODULE CONVENERDr Albert (Shiuan-Hung) Chen (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 weeks 0 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 37
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

Hydraulic engineering is concerned with the flow and transportations of fluids, and hydraulic systems use the force of liquids to transmit power. This module gives you the understanding you need to analyse and modify existing hydraulic systems and design new systems to British Standards.
 

You will learn about the dynamic behavior of water in structures and devices used to control the flow of water. These include pipelines, tunnels, pumps, turbines, valves, open channels, dams, spillways, gates and weirs. Furthermore, you will learn about models used to describe water behavior and the theory behind those models. Finally, you will gain a full understanding of analytical and experimental tools for designing and checking hydraulic systems and structures.

Prerequisite module: ECM2113 or equivalent

AIMS - intentions of the module

The aim of this module is to familiarise you with the topics in hydraulics that are essential for any civil engineering graduate at MEng level, and to develop a good analytical understanding in these areas. It is also designed to develop your abilities to analyse and modify existing hydraulic systems and to design new systems.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

This is a constituent module of one or more degree programmes which are accredited by a professional engineering institution under licence from the Engineering Council. The learning outcomes for this module have been mapped to the output standards required for an accredited programme, as listed in the current version of the Engineering Council’s ‘Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ document (AHEP-V3).

This module contributes to learning outcomes: SM1m, SM5m, EA1m, EA3m, EP1m, EP3m, G1m, G2m

A full list of the referenced outcomes is provided online: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/subjects/engineering/accreditation/

The AHEP document can be viewed in full on the Engineering Council’s website, at http://www.engc.org.uk/

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

 Module Specific Skills and Knowledge: SM1m, SM5m, EA1m, EA3m

1 understand the dynamic behaviour of water and the models used to describe its behaviour, including the theoretical background of the models and the relevance of applying different models to different situations;

2 comprehend the structures and devices used for controlling the flow of water, their underlying analytical models, and the approximations and limitations of these models;

3 develop and use appropriate analytical and experimental tools for designing and checking hydraulic systems and structures.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge: EP1m, EP3m

4 demonstrate increased abilities in analysis and design in the context of civil engineering.

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and Knowledge: G1m, G2m

5 show improved written communication skills

 

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 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;

- dynamic similarity and physical hydraulic modelling.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 39.00 Guided Independent Study 111.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22 Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 11 Tutorials
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 6 Laboratories
Guided independent study 111 Guided independent study

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Questions in lectures N/A All Answers provided on the spot
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Written exam – closed book 70 2 hours - January Exam 1-3, 4 Provided on request, based on exam paper marking
Coursework – laboratory report 30 10 pages A4 1-3, 5 Comments in the report and/or the assessment form
         
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
All above Written exam (100%) All August Ref/Def period
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.

If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 40% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.

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

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

Reading list for this module:

Chadwick, Andrew; Morfett, John and Borthwick, Martin.Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 4th edition Spon Press, London 2004. ISBN: 000-0-415-30609-4

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 (NQF Level 6) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018
KEY WORDS SEARCH Civil engineering; dynamic behaviour of water; controlling the flow of water; design hydraulic systems and structures; theoretical and experimental work.