Module Title:Hydraulics I
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures 90 hours; Project Work 20 hours; Practicals/ Site Visits 10 hours; Private Study 90 hours
Module Aim: The aims of this module are: to develop an understanding of the concepts of hydraulics; to equip students to solve problems in hydraulics; to prepare the students for further study in the area of hydraulic engineering, where fundamental principles can be applied in a practical way
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Describe & examine (a) the properties of fluids (b) the scientific laws of fluids at rest. (c) the different flow characteristics & the concepts of fluids in motion. (d) the different types of flow measurement devices. (e) Newton’s Laws of Motion.
LO2 Derive & apply (a) expressions from the scientific laws of fluids at rest, to engineering problems, specifying underlying assumptions & limitations. (b) expressions from the concepts of fluids in motion, to broadly- defined engineering problems, specifying underlying assumptions & limitations (c) expressions for flow measurement devices, to broadly- defined engineering problems, specifying underlying assumptions & limitations. (d) the energy equation to broadly-defined pipeline problems, specifying underlying assumptions & limitations.
LO3 Derive, apply & estimate the flow-rate to broadly-defined open channel problems, specifying underlying assumptions & limitations.
LO4 Derive, apply & analyse (a) the flow in broadly-defined pipe network problems, specifying underlying assumptions & limitations. (b) the flow in broadly-defined pumped system problems, specifying underlying assumptions & limitations.
LO5 Carry out tests and analyse & interpret data on fluids & hydraulic structures.
LO6 Use appropriate software tools to present findings from tests on fluids & hydraulic structures.
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
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Bachelor of Engineering (Ordinary) in Civil Engineering
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Fluid Properties
(a) Fluids Vs Solids (b) Newtonian & Non-Newtonian Fluids (c) Properties of Fluids
Statics
(a) Pascal's Law (b) Pressure measurement using manometers (c) Forces on Submerged Surfaces
Fluid Dynamics
(a) Flow Characteristics (b) Streamlines & Streamtubes (c) Fluids in Motion- Conservation of Mass, Energy and Momentum (d) Venturimeters & Orifices (e) Weirs and Notches
Real Fluids
(a) Laminar, Transitional & Turbulent Flows (b) Boundary Layers
Flow of Water in Pipes
(a) Ideal fluid flow in a piped system (b) Real Fluid flow in a piped system (c) Frictional head losses (d) Local Head losses
Open Channel Flow
(a) Types of Flow (b) Properties of Open Channels (c) Fundamental Equations (Conservation of Mass, Energy & Momentum) (d) Velocity Distribution in Open Channels (e) Laminar and Turbulent Flow (f) Critical, sub-critical and super-critical flow (g) Froude Number (h) Uniform Flow: (i) Application of Energy equation for Rapidly Varied Flow; (ii) Application of Momentum equation for Rapidly Varied Flow (i) Gradually Varied Flow: (i) Classification of profiles; (ii) How to determine the surface profile; (iii) Method of solution for the Gradually Varied Flow equation (j) Critical Depth Meters
Pipe Network Analysis
(a) Loop Method (b) Nodal Method (c) Matrix Method
Pumps
(a) Hydraulic gradient in pump-pipeline systems (b) Multiple pump systems (c) Variable speed pump operation (d) Suction lift limitations
Assessment Breakdown%
Project40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project No Description 1,2,3,4,5,6 40.00 n/a
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Total Hours 210.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMHCE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering - Ab Initio 5 Mandatory
CW_CMCEN_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering - Add On 1 Mandatory