C&ENVENG 2071 - Water Engineering II

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2019

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 II
    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, 3 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, course work (including assignments, laboratory reports and design project)
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Ms Nicole Arbon

    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.

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

    1 Solve problems related to hydrostatics and dimensional analysis;
    2 Apply the underlying governing equations for behaviour of flows and pressures in pipe systems and open channels;
    3 Analyse, design and optimise pipe systems and open channels;
    4 Use computers and information technology effectively in (1) carrying out computations for pipe and open channel flow (2) preparing reports to present results of designs;
    5 Demonstrate ability to prepare and interpret engineering sketches and drawings of pipe systems and open channels;
    6 Recognise uncertainty (e.g. in the estimation of peak day water demands) and limitations of engineering approaches and systems;
    7 Use critical and independent thinking in identifying, formulating and solving water related problems;
    8 Eynthesize information and ideas in relation to issues relating to water system design – assumptions, design criteria, reliability;
    9 demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team (working on assignments and projects), including the development of written, oral and listening skills; and
    10 Use effectively the allocation of time in performing tasks by meeting the deadlines for submission of assignments and projects.

    The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
    The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1   1.2   1.3   1.5   1.6   2.1   2.2   2.3   2.4   3.2   3.5   3.6   

    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)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1 - 5
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    6, 7
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    3, 4, 5
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    9, 10
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    It is highly recommended 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.

    Other versions of the text book e.g. 10th US or SI units, 9th or 11th may be used instead. However please note the 11th is available in Loose Leaf only - which is not properly bound, and you cannot take electronic versions into the exam. 

    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 recommended version (However a pdf of questions will be made avialable for those will other versions). 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). An electronic version is available, however please note that you cannot access electronic materials in the exam. 

    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. Access will be detailed on 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 allowed 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 3 lectures per week which are used as combination of lectures and tutorials, with an assignment associated with each major lecture topic. 4.5 hours of practicals throughout the semester will be undertaken in groups of 5 or 6 (in general), 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, in general, for each formal contact hour it is expected that a minimum of 2 additional hours of independent study are undertaken. The following table shows an estimate of students' workload:

    Contact Hours Independent Study Hours
    Lectures 35 x 1 hour 20 55
    Assignments 0 30 30
    Laboratories 3 x 1.5 hours 8.5 13
    Design project 1 x 6 hours 20 26
    Exam preparation 0 32 32
    Exam 1 x 3 hours 0 3
    TOTAL 48.5 110.5 159
    Learning Activities Summary
    The course will explore the following topics:
    • Fluid Properties
    • Fluid Statics
    • Fluid Motion in pipes
      • Continuity equation
      • Energy Equation
      • Momentum Equation
      • Dimensional Analysis
      • Laminar Flow
      • Turbulent Flow
      • Minor Losses
    • Flow in Open Channels
      • Uniform Flow
      • Specific Energy and Critical Depth
      • Transitions
      • Hydraulic Jump
      • Gradually Varied Flow
  • 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 Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative
    Due (week)*
    Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes
    Laboratory reports (x3) 10 Individual Summative Weeks 4-12 1. 2. 6. 10.
    Assignments (x5) 15 Individual Summative Weeks 2-12 1. 2. 3. 5. 10.
    Design Project 15 Group Summative Week 11 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
    Exam 60 Individual Summative Exam period Min 40% 1. 2. 3. 5. 10.
    Total 100
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
    This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
    This course has a hurdle requirement. Meeting the specified hurdle criteria is a requirement for passing the course.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students are required to follow the Occupational Health and Safety requirements of the laboratories. Any student not complying with the requirements maybe removed from the laboratory and receive a zero for that experiment. 

    Requests for exemption from coursework components will only be considered when presented on an Exemption from Attendance Form. All exemption requests must be made by the end of Week 3 of Semester. Exemptions will not be considered for exams,  assignments or design project: i.e. Exemptions WILL ONLY be given for Laboratories. A mark of 50% will be given as credit for the portions that exemptions are granted for. Exemptions will only be given for material submitted in in 2018.

    This course includes peer assessment for the tasks undertaken within groups (i.e. the design project). Further detail of the peer assessment is contained on MyUni. To maintain the integrity of the assessment task(s) there is a requirement that all students within a group contribute to each assessment task. Where there is evidence that group members have not sufficiently contributed to a group assessment task, the Academic Honesty policy may be applied.


    - Consistent with School policy, in order to pass the course, students must obtain at least 40% in the examination.
    Where the exam hurdle is not met students will receive a course result of the lesser of their calculated grade and the nominal
    grade of 45, Fail. An additional assessment exam will be available to eligible students. Students should refer to the Modified arrangements for coursework assessment policy for eligibility criteria.

    - In addition, and in accordance with the Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment policy, students must complete all specified mandated assessment tasks* to be eligible for an Additional Assessment.

    * i.e. Attendance to Laboratory practicals and submission of laboratory reports

    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 the course co-ordinator as soon as possible.
    Assessment Detail

    For each tutorial a list of questions from the textbook will be set. In general, one or two questions will be marked in detail.

    3 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 removed 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. Students will be permitted to choose their partners to form groups of 4 students. 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.
    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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