Module Title:Hydraulics II
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Project Work Private Study
Module Aim: The aims of this module is: (1) to develop students application of the concepts of hydraulic design
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 describe succinctly, the relevant advantages & disadvantages of sewerage systems.
LO2 compare & critically evaluate (a) the framework of relevant legal requirements for the treatment & disposal of Wastewater. (b) the codes of practice & industry standards & the need for their application.
LO3 examine, identify & use appropriate (a) methods for application to new & broadly-defined storm & foul drainage problems. (b) methods for application to new & existing broadly-defined flood problems. (c) methods for application to new & existing broadly-defined hydrology & river engineering problems.
LO4 assess the appropriate sustainable drainage systems to new & existing broadly-defined storm drainage problems.
LO5 select & apply appropriate communication tools to present technical information on drainage systems, its components &/or design process.
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
(1) Basic Principles of Design Sewers
(a) Sewerage systems (b) System Components (c) Layout of Sewers
(2) Legislation on Treatment & Disposal of Wastewater
(a) Water Framework Directive (b) EPA Acts (c) EC (Drinking Water) Regulations
(3) Engineering Hydrology & River Engineering
(a) Hydrological cycle (b) Methods of flood prediction (c) Rational & Modified Rational Methods (d) Time-Area Method (e) Unit Hydrograph theory & rainfall-run-off model (f) Statistical analysis of river flow data (g) Water supply reservoirs & Flood Routing (h) Culvert flow (i) Climate Change
(4) Storm-water drainage Design
(a) Average Rainfall Intensity Method (b) Rainfall frequency-intensity-duration method (c) Storm Attenuation (d) SUDS (e) Soak-away tests
(5) Foul sewer Drainage Design
(a) Water Consumption Method (b) Discharge Unit Method
(6) Pumping Station Design
(a) Hydraulic gradient in pump-pipeline systems (b) Multiple pump systems (c) Pump performance (d) Pump selection
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 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 1,2,3,4,5 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 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 2.50
Total Hours 135.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMHCE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering - Ab Initio 7 Mandatory
CW_CMCEN_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering - Add On 3 Mandatory