ENGCV223-20B (HAM)

Water Engineering 1

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering


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Paper Description

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This course covers the basic principles of fluid mechanics. Topics include fluid statics, fluid dynamics, Bernoulli and energy equations, momentum analysis of flow structures, flow measurement, dimensional analysis, internal flow in pipes and ducts, external flow over streamlined and bluffed bodies, pump sizing and selection, and an introduction to open channel flow.

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Paper Structure

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The paper content is delivered through a combination of online mini-lectures, face-to-face lecture/tutorial combinations (called 'Lectorial'), face-to-face laboratories and workshops, and face-to-face tutorial (additional for students who are struggling).

Please note that the 'lectorials' start in the first week of the trimester, laboratories and special help tutorial start in the second week, and the Water Network Design challenge workshops start in the fourth week. All of these activities are an essential part of the learning for this paper.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Explain in scientific terms the basic properties of fluids, including viscosity, surface tension, and pressure.
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  • Explain in scientific terms the underlying principles and mechanisms that govern the behaviour and motion of fluids in internal and external flows.
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  • Apply dimensional analysis principles to fluid modelling of real world situations.
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  • Solve practical fluid problems that engineers are likely to face in the real world.

    These include:

    • application of Newton’s law of viscosity to shearing surfaces,
    • pressure measurement with manometers,
    • hydrostatics to submerged surfaces,
    • the application of the Bernoulli equation to mechanical energy processes,
    • linear and angular momentum,
    • pipe friction loss,
    • pump sizing,
    • drag and lift calculations,
    • turbomachinery,
    • open channel flow calculations.
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The learning outcomes are assessed using a combination of:

Assignments (20%)

Five assignments form an important part of the learning of the paper. Assignment problems allow you to practice important concepts, and therefore help cement your knowledge as well as prepare for the tests and exam. There will be a total of five assignments over the semester which will be released via Moodle. Do not copy from a class mate. Where copying is detected both scripts will get ZERO for the assignment. Do your own work.

Laboratories (15%)

There are a total of four laboratory worksheets to complete plus one practice report and one formal report that will be marked.

Test 1 (15%) - 2 hour

There will be an open book face-to-face test after 5 weeks. The test is worth 15% of your final grade. The date is shown below. The format will be discussed in class prior to the test. If you are taking the paper remotely then you will have the option to apply to take the test remotely. Please notify the convener that you will be taking the paper online.

Water Network Design Challenge (20%)

From the 3 Aug (week 4) to the 21 Sept (week 9) each laboratory group will design a water network to meet a given specification. Further details will be posted on Moodle in week three.

Test 2 (30%) - 3 hour

The final Test, held during Examination weeks, will cover the whole semester’s lecture material. It will be a open book face-to-face test. Programmable calculators, not containing stored information, are allowed.

The format of the final Test will be discussed in lectures during the last week of the course.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignments
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box
2. Test 1
10 Aug 2020
6:00 PM
  • In Class: In Workshop
3. Lab Worksheets and Reports
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box
4. Water Network Design Challenge
5 Oct 2020
4:00 PM
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
5. Final Test
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Çengel, Y.A., & Cimbala, J. M. (2010). Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications. Second Edition, McGraw Hill Publication

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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access lecture notes, lecture recordings, and assessment materials. There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc. and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.

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36 hr 'Lectorials', 8 hr of labs, 12 hr of workshop plus 94 hr for viewing mini lectures, assessment and independent study.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisites: (ENGEN110 or ENGME221) and (ENGEN102 or ENGEN184 or MATHS101)




Restricted papers: ENGCB223 or ENMP223 or ENGME323 or ENME323

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