C&ENVENG 2071 - Water Engineering IIA

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

An introduction to hydraulic engineering and fluid mechanics. Description and properties of fluids: hydrostatics; buoyancy and stability; laws of inviscid flow; continuity, energy and momentum equations; dimensional analysis and model theory; steady uniform and non-uniform flow of liquids and gases in closed conduits; flow of real fluids; friction in open and closed conduits, Moody diagram; laminar flow; types of turbulent flow; viscous sublayer; flow measurement in pipes and open channels; steady uniform flow in open channels, hydraulic jumps. Uniform and non-uniform flow in open channels, super and subcritical flows; hydraulic structures and dissipator design; flow measurement techniques; computation of water surface profiles in open channel flow.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code C&ENVENG 2071
    Course Water Engineering IIA
    Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week, 4 laboratory sessions and 6 hours for the design project
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Incompatible C&ENVENG 2033 or C&ENVENG 2035
    Assumed Knowledge C&ENVENG 1010 & MATHS 1012 or MATHS 1014
    Assessment Exam 60%, course work 40% (including assignments, laboratory reports and design project)
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Angela Marchi

    Course Coordinator and Lecturer: Dr Angela Marchi
    Room N124, Engineering North Building, angela.marchi@adelaide.edu.au
    ph: 8313 1113. Consulting times will be provided.

    Lecturer: Prof. Angus Simpson
    Room N142b, Engineering North Building, angus.simpson@adelaide.edu.au
    ph: 8303 5874. Consulting times will be provided.

    Tutors and demonstrators will be available for assistance during the tutorials, laboratory practical sessions and the design project.
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    Technical knowledge and application of knowledge skills
    1. Apply the underlying governing equations for behaviour of flows and pressures in pipe systems and open channels
    2. Analyse, design and optimise pipe systems and open channels.
    3. Develop competence in using computers and information technology effectively in (1) carrying out computations for pipe and open channel flow (2) preparing reports to present results of designs.
    4. Develop the ability to prepare and interpret engineering sketches and drawings of pipe systems and open channels.
    5. Become aware of uncertainty (e.g. in the estimation of peak day water demands) and recognising limitations of engineering approaches and systems.

    Thinking skills
    6. Develop competence in critical and independent thinking in identifying, formulating and solving water related problems.
    7. Develop the ability to effectively synthesize information and ideas in relation to issues relating to water system design – assumptions, design criteria, reliability.

    Personal skills and attitudes
    8. Develop the ability to work effectively as a member of a team (working on assignments and projects), including the development of written, oral and listening skills.
    9. Develop the ability to manage effectively the allocation of time in performing tasks by meeting the deadlines for submission of assignments and projects.
    10. Develop life long learning skills.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 6, 7, 9
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 6, 8
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 8
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 2, 3
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 10
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    It is essential to buy the text book:  Engineering Fluid Mechanics, 10th Edition, by Donald F. Elger, Barbara C. Williams, Clayton T. Crowe, and John A. Roberson, John Wiley and Sons Inc.

    You will be expected to read the text as this is an important source of material from which you will learn. Assignment and tutorial questions will be taken from the text. For many assignment questions you will need to read thoroughly the Chapter from which the questions are taken. The exam is restricted open book and the text book by Elger is one of the items that you can take into the exam. The textbook may be purchased at the University Bookshop (or elsewhere).

    The other item that may be taken into the exam is the set of notes: Water Distribution Systems Engineering by Angus Simpson, Chapters 1 to 6. These notes may be purchased from the Image and Copy Centre or downloaded from MyUni under Course Material.

    The lectures are a critical component of the course. The lecture recordings (powerpoint slides and audio) will be available on MyUni after the lectures for review and for students who are absent. If a lecture is missed it is essential to view the recording prior to the next scheduled contact time. The PowerPoint slides from the lectures, laboratory notes and further resources will be made available electronically via MyUni.
    Recommended Resources
    Another book allowed in the exam is the “Flow in Open Channels” by K. Subramanya (3rd edition). This book is only recommended and not required for the course.

    Additional recommended books (not allwed in the exam) are:
    - Streeter and Wylie: Fluid Mechanics. SI Version
    - Hunter Rouse: Engineering Hydraulics
    - Hunter Rouse and Simon Ince: History of Hydraulics (for interest)

    Online Learning
    Additional resources such as assignments, tutorial questions and the design project will be provided on MyUni. Students are expected to regularly check on MyUni for course announcements and utilise the Discussion Board for additional contact.

    Tutorial sheets, laboratory and design resources will be provided electronically in an effort to reduce the amount of paper waste generated throughout the semester. Students may print their own copies or use the resources online.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    This course uses a number of different teaching and learning approaches including:

    • Lectures
    • Problem Solving Tutorials
    • In class quizzes, demonstrations and activities
    • Laboratory Practicals
    • Design project
    • Examinations
    The lectures are supported and reinforced by the additional teaching modes including formal (laboratory and design) and informal activities. The design project allows the skills developed over the course of the semester through the tutorials to be applied to a real world situation.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    There will be 26 lectures and 9 tutorials, with an assignment associated with each tutorial. 6 hours of practicals throughout the semester will be undertaken in groups of 5 or 6 with individual submissions due 1 week after the laboratory session.  The design project in weeks 8, 9 & 10 will consist of group work (groups of 4).

    Please note that for each formal contact hour it is expected that a minimum of 2 additional hours of independent study are undertaken.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Nine of the Wednesday lecture times will be utilised for tutorials, the class will be split into 2 groups during this time, with each group assigned a different location. The lecture schedule is shown below and is subject to change. Please note that the scheduling of the lecture on design concepts is subject to the availability of the guest lecturer.

    Week Day Time Lecture Topic Lecture Theatre
    1 Tue 2pm L1: Introduction and Background Eng North N158
    1 W 1pm L2: Fluid Properties Physics 103, Kerr Grant
    1 F 10am L3: Fluid Statics #1 Ligertwood 333
    2 Tue 2pm L4: Fluid Statics #2 Eng North N158
    2 W 1pm Tutorial 1: Fluid Properties and Fluid Statics Various
    2 F 10am L5: Fluid Motion #1 Ligertwood 333
    3 Tue 2pm L6: Fluid Motion #2 Eng North N158
    3 W 1pm L7: Fluid Motion #3 Physics 103, Kerr Grant
    3 F 10am L8: Momentum Equation and Examples Ligertwood 333
    4 Tue 2pm L9: Dimensional Analysis Eng North N158
    4 W 1pm Tutorial 2: Fluid Motion Various
    4 F 10am L10: Laminar Flow Ligertwood 333
    5 Tue 2pm L11: Turbulent Flow #1 Eng North N158
    5 W 1pm Tutorial 3: Momentum and Dimensional Analysis Various
    5 F 10am Public Holiday - no lecture -
    6 Tue 2pm L12: Turbulent Flow #2 Eng North N158
    6 W 1pm Tutorial 4: Laminar and Turbulent flow Various
    6 F 10am L13: Turbulent Flow #3 + Minor Losses Ligertwood 333
    7 Tue 2pm L14: Simple pipelines Eng North N158
    7 W 1pm Tutorial 5: Turbulent Flow + Minor Loss Various
    7 F 10am Guest Lecture 15: Design Concepts Ligertwood 333
    8 Tue 2pm L16: Open Channel Flow #1 Eng North N158
    8 W 9am DESIGN SESSION 1 Various
    8 W 1pm L17: Open Channel Flow #2 Physics 103, Kerr Grant
    8 F 10am L18: Uniform Flow Ligertwood 333
    9 Tue 2pm L19: Specific Energy and Critical Depth Eng North N158
    9 W 9am DESIGN SESSION 2 Various
    9 W 1pm Tutorial 6: Open Channel Flow Various
    9 F 10am L20: Transitions Ligertwood 333
    10 Tue 2pm L 21: Hydraulic Jumps Eng North N158
    10 W 9am DESIGN SESSION 3 Various
    10 W 1pm Tutorial 7: Uniform Flow and Critical Depth Various
    10 F 10am L22: Gradually Varied Flow Ligertwood 333
    11 Tue 2pm L23: Gradually Varied Flow computations DSM Eng North N158
    11 W 1pm Tutorial 8: Transitions and Hydraulic Jumps Various
    11 F 10am L24: Gradually Varied Flow computations SSM Ligertwood 333
    12 M 2pm L25: Course Review + exam revision Eng North N158
    12 W 1pm Tutorial 9: Gradually Varied Flow Various
    12 F 10am L26: Course review + exam revision Ligertwood 333
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Submission Due Date Weighting Learning Objectives
    Assignments Individual Fridays 11am 15% 1, 2, 6, 9, 10
    Laboratory Individual 1 week after session 10% 1, 3, 4, 6-10
    Design Project Groups of 4 2pm 27/05/2014 15% 1-10
    Exam Individual During Exam Period 60% 1, 2, 6, 7
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students must obtain at least 40% in the final examination to be eligible to pass the course. Please be aware that you may be eligible for an academic supplementary exam if you fail to meet this requirement. If a student sits a supplementary exam on academic grounds, the final mark will be based on that examination only. Failure to demonstrate a necessary level of knowledge and understanding of the course material in the supplementary exam will result in a fail grade.

    Students must attend their scheduled laboratory sessions, make up sessions will not be allowed. Students who miss a session due to illness should provide a medical certificate and contact Angela Marchi as soon as possible. Students must obtain at least an average of 50% for the laboratory reports to be eligible to pass the course. Resubmission of reports that do not meet this criteria will be allowed, however a maximum mark of 50% will be applied.

    Students are required to follow the Occupational Health and Safety requirements of the laboratories. Any student not complying with the requirements will be ejected from the laboratory and receive a  zero for that experiment. 

    Applications for exemptions from portions of the course that a student has passed in 2011-2014 only (not 2010 or prior) must be applied for by the end of week 2 (5:00pm Friday). Exemptions WILL ONLY be given for Laboratories and/or Designs. A mark of 50% will be given as credit for the portions that exemptions are granted for.
    Assessment Detail

    For each tutorial a list of questions from the textbook will be set. In general, two questions will be selected for marking.

    4 x 1.5 hours of practicals will be undertaken in groups of 5 or 6 with individual reports to be submitted 1 week after the practical session.  Students are expected to read the practical information and complete the online quiz prior to attending the laboratory session, a deduction of 20% will be applied to laboratory report if the quiz is not completed. Students are required to follow the Occupational Health and Safety requirements of the laboratories. Any student not complying with the requirements will be ejected from the laboratory.

    Design Project:
    The design project will consist of group work during weeks 8 to 11, with formal design sessions held in weeks 8, 9 & 10. The design project allows the skills developed over the course of the semester to be used in a real world situation. Peer assessment will be conducted. Further details will be provided before the project commences.

    A 3 hour examination will be held at the end of Semester 1. It will be a restricted open book exam.

    • The textbook by Elger (or the previous edition by Crowe), Prof Simpson’s book notes (Chapters 1 to 6), and the "Flow in Open Channels" by Subramanya are allowed.  NO OTHER BOOKS OR MATERIAL may be brought into the examination. Information relating to Fluid Properties will be permitted.
    • The design, laboratory practical write-ups, tutorial solutions and worked problems including solutions to old examination problems, may NOT BE brought into the examination. A check of the material brought in by each student will be made at the beginning of the examination.
    • Use of dictionaries is permitted.
    Supplementary exams awarded on academic grounds will only be given in extraordinary  circumstances. If a student sits for a supplementary exam on academic grounds, the final mark will be based on the examination only.
    Submission of assessment tasks will be via the boxes outside the School Office or online via MyUni. The penalty for late submissions of the design project is 10% per day or part thereof of being late. Late submissions will in most other cases receive a zero mark. A late submission will only be allowed when a deferred deadline has been approved by the course coordinator prior to the due date because of medical or extenuating circumstances. Any requests for extensions must be communicated by email.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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