ENGCV223-21B (HAM)

Water Engineering 1

15 Points

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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 lectures, face-to-face laboratories, face-to-face workshops, and face-to-face tutorials.

Please note that the Lectures, Water Network Design Challenge Workshops, and Tutorials start in the FIRST week of the trimester, whereas the laboratories start in the SECOND week of the trimester. 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 paper should be able to:

  • Analyse fluid loads on surfaces and apply the buoyancy and Archimedes principles to floating and submerged bodies to determine the body's apparent weight and stability state. (WA1, WA2, WA4, WA9, WA10)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    In-class Quizzes (best of 5) (1)
    Face-to-face Test (2)
    Lab Assignment 1 (3)
    Lab Assignment 2 (4)
    Exam (9)
  • Derive Bernoulli’s equation and the general mechanical energy equation for bulk flow and apply these equations to flow problems where energy loss is neglected and pump energy and turbine energy are included. (WA1, WA2, WA3, WA4, WA5, WA9, WA10, WA11)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    In-class Quizzes (best of 5) (1)
    Face-to-face Test (2)
    Lab Assignment 3 (5)
    Water Distribution Network Project (8)
    Exam (9)
  • Apply the concept of conservation of momentum to analyse external forces acting on a solid and through a control volume. (WA1, WA2, WA4, WA9, WA10)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    In-class Quizzes (best of 5) (1)
    Lab Assignment 4 (6)
    Exam (9)
  • Determine viscous drag forces and lift forces of real fluids in internal and external flow applications, such as friction losses in pipes and lift and drag forces on foils and bluffed objects. (WA1, WA2, WA3, WA4, WA5, WA9, WA10, WA11)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    In-class Quizzes (best of 5) (1)
    Lab Assignment 5 (7)
    Water Distribution Network Project (8)
    Exam (9)
  • Understand and apply the underlying governing equations for the behaviour of flows in open channels. (WA1, WA2)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    In-class Quizzes (best of 5) (1)
    Exam (9)
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Assessment

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The learning outcomes are assessed using a combination of:

In-class Quizzes (5%)

There will be six bi-weekly quizzes starting Week 2 in the Thursday lecture. Only students attending the lecture will be able to sit the quiz. The best of five quizzes will be used toward your grade.

Laboratory Assignments (20%)

There will be five laboratory assignments worth 4% each.

Test (10%) - 2 hour

There will be a 2 hour face-to-face test in the PWC on Tuesday 7th September from 6 pm - 8 pm. The format will be discussed in class prior to the test. You may bring a 'cheat sheet' (1 x A4 sheet of paper with notes written on both sides).

Water Network Design Challenge (15%)

Groups of approximately 4 students will design and model water distribution networks to meet a given specification. Each group member is required to develop either a metered or unmetered network (10%), and each team is required to submit a group report (5%).

Exam (50%) - 3 hour

The final exam will cover the whole trimester's lecture material. It will be a closed book face-to-face exam. Programmable calculators, not containing stored information, are allowed. A formula sheet will be provided. The format of the Exam will be discussed in the tutorials during the last week of the course. Students must get a minimum of 40% in the exam to pass the paper.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. In-class Quizzes (best of 5)
5
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Face-to-face Test
7 Sep 2021
6:00 PM
10
3. Lab Assignment 1
1 Aug 2021
12:00 AM
4
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Lab Assignment 2
15 Aug 2021
12:00 AM
4
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Lab Assignment 3
12 Sep 2021
12:00 AM
4
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Lab Assignment 4
26 Sep 2021
12:00 AM
4
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Lab Assignment 5
10 Oct 2021
No set time
4
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. Water Distribution Network Project
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
9. Exam
50
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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Workload

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12 x 3 hr Lectures

11 x 1 hr Tutorials

5 x 2 hr Laboratories

5 x 5.5 hr Lab Assignment Write-Up

2 x 12 hrs Assignments

10 x 1 hr Project Workshops

1 x 10 hr Water Distribution Network Modelling

1 x 5 hr Project Group Report Write-up

6 x 15 min Quizzes

1 x 10 hr Test Preparation

1 x 2 hr Tests

1 x 24 hr Exam Preparation

1 x 3 hr Exam
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Prerequisite(s)

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

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENGCB223 or ENMP223 or ENGME323 or ENME323

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