ENGCV323-21A (HAM)

Water Engineering 2

15 Points

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School of Engineering


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Paper Description

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Application of fluid mechanics principles to water engineering applications such as the design of pipe system networks, head-loss in pipe, energy and hydraulic grade lines, open channel flow, water surface profiles, hydraulic jump, culverts hydraulic design, analysis and modelling of surface hydrological processes

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught using a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical exercises. This paper includes four main parts.

The first part focuses on Pipe Hydraulics. This section starts with principals of flow in single pipelines and expends to the pipe network, pumps and design of water distribution systems.

The second part concentrates on Open Channel Hydraulics. After studying principals of flow in open channels, this section follows by designing of hydraulic structures like culverts.

The third part of the paper concentrates on Hydrology Engineering and provide the required information for hydrologic study including infiltration process, surface water/groundwater interaction methods, rainfall-runoff models and routing models.

The last part of the paper deals with Groundwater Hydraulics and gives useful information about groundwater investigations and groundwater numerical modelling.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • 1. Select and apply appropriate methods to analyse and design pipelines and pipe networks, (WA 2 and 3) including:
    • Major and minor losses,
    • Energy grade line,
    • Single pipe analyses,
    • Pipe network analysis,
    • Computer applications, and
    • Practical aspects of pipe system design.
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  • 2. Select and apply appropriate methods and tools to analysis and design of open-channels and hydraulic structures (WA 2, 4 and 5), including:
    • Basic principals
    • Manning’s equation,
    • Darcy–Weisbach equation,
    • Hazen-Williams equation,
    • Sub-and supercritical flow,
    • Water surface profiles
    • Design of drainage channels
    • Design of hydraulic structures, and
    • Practical aspects of channel system design.
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  • 3. Apply engineering knowledge including: standard techniques, computational tools, and data used by engineers in conducting hydrological analyses. (WA 1)
    • Statistics of rainfall data,
    • Intensity, duration frequency (IDF) curves,
    • Fundamentals of surface water hydrology,
    • Rainfall-runoff models.
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  • 4.Apply engineering knowledge for the assessment of ground water resources. (WA 1)
    • Types of aquifers,
    • Fundamental equations of groundwater flow,
    • Numerical and analytical solutions of groundwater equation, and
    • Aquifer tests Design.
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Assessed work involves completing four laboratory reports. Each report is expected to include the following materials:

original data,

graphs and analysis, and

interpretation of the results.

Marking criteria will be provided to help you with preparing the reports. you have weeks to complete and submit the report after each lab experiment.

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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. Test 1
26 Mar 2021
1:00 PM
2. Test 2
7 May 2021
1:00 PM
3. lab report 1
16 Apr 2021
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. lab report 2
23 Apr 2021
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. lab report 3
21 May 2021
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. lab report 4
28 May 2021
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Exam
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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provided materials on the Moodle site.
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Recommended Readings

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Chin D. A., 2013; Water-Resources Engineering. Third edition. Pearson Prentice Hall.

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Online Support

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Online support will be provided via Moodle, which is accessible to all students who are enrolled in the paper.
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There are 34 lectures, 12 tutorials, and 8 hours of hydraulic lab. Four lab reports are expected to take approximately 5 hours of individual study each to complete. Approximately 25 and 50 hours of self-study will be required to review the lecture materials and prepare for the tests and final exam, respectively.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite papers: ENMP223 or ENME323 or ENGCV223 or ENGCB223 or ENGME323




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