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CIV2263

Faculty of Engineering

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Civil Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Ana Deletic

Synopsis

Fundamental physical properties of water are introduced together with water flow in pipes as part of a water supply system. The basic equations of continuity, momentum and energy conservation are introduced and friction and minor losses are considered in simple pipe systems. Operation and selection of pumps and hydrostatics and pressure transients are covered. Flow in open channels is introduced with application to waterways, aqueducts and pipes flowing partly full. Applications include design of spillways and culverts.

Outcomes

  • understand the principles involved in analysing water flow in closed and open conduits
  • understand the principles involved in designing a water supply system
  • be able to apply fundamental principles of continuity, momentum and energy conservation in open and closed conduits
  • be able to determine the size of pipe, or open channel, required for a given flow and head loss
  • be able to determine flow profiles in open channels
  • be able to determine a suitable pump for a flow and pumping head
  • be able to work in a group to undertake the assignments
  • be able to write an engineering report on their project work.

Assessment

One assignment: 20%
Three laboratory reports: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 50%.
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

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Contact hours

3 hours lectures, 2 hours practice classes and 7 hours of private study per week