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CIVL3402 Hydraulics for Civil Engineers

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2021UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit covers civil hydraulics and applications of hydraulics to engineering problems. Unit content includes pipe flow and pipeline network analysis; the operation of pumps and pump-pipeline analysis; pressure surge in pipelines; open-channel flows; hydraulic structures and their applications in civil engineering; volume flow rate measurements in open-channel flows; basic theory of turbulent flow and boundary layer flow; the evaluation of fluid loads on immersed bodies; and, a brief introduction to wave theory and hydrology. Students develop skills in problem identification, formulation and solution and are able to solve practical engineering problems using the skills established through the unit.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) work effectively in teams; (2) communicate effectively using technical reports; (3) demonstrate critical thinking and information literacy; (4) explain the basic theory and principles of hydraulics and their applications in civil engineering; and (5) solve a wide range of practical problems in civil engineering hydraulics.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments; (2) lab report; and (3) test and examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Tongming Zhou
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
GENG2010 Principles of Hydraulics (ID 8047) Or GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics (ID 8016) And Course Enrolment ( BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (ID 25) Or CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce (ID 6) Or CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science (ID 4) )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
CIVL4402 Civil Hydraulics (ID 2587)
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week; practical classes: 2 hours per week; laboratories: 3 hours per semester.
Texts

Munson, B. R., Young, D. F. and Okiishi, T. H. Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 4th edn: John Wiley & Sons Inc. 2002

Nalluri, C. and Featherstone, R. E. Civil Engineering Hydraulics, 4th edn: Blackwell Science 2001

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