C&ENVENG 3079 - Water Engineering & Design III S2

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

Closed conduit flows: hydraulic engineering design. Elements of pipeline and network design; pipes in series; pipes in parallel; Hardy Cross method for solving pipe networks; unsteady flow and water hammer in closed conduits; method of characteristics; water hammer control devices; hydraulic machine basics and selection including pumps and turbines; water distribution system computer simulation modelling, EPANET. Design of water distribution systems. Consideration of carbon in design of water distribution systems. Open channel flow: non-uniform flow in open channels, spillway design, flow in erodible channels, unsteady flow in open channels; rapidly varied flow in open channels; level pool routing; environmental factors affecting river basins.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code C&ENVENG 3079
    Course Water Engineering & Design III S2
    Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week, 4 laboratory sessions and 6-8 hours for the design project.
    Prerequisites C&ENVENG 2071
    Incompatible C&ENVENG 3013 & C&ENVENG 3014
    Assessment exam 50%, assignments/laboratories/design 50%
    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: 8313 5874. Consulting times will be provided. 

    Lecturer: Dr. Aaron Zecchin
    Room N108, Engineering North Building, aaron.zecchin@adelaide.edu.au,
    ph 8313 4359. 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.

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

    Technical knowledge and application of knowledge skills
    1. Analyse and design water distribution systems, including pipe related problems by computing flow, velocities, headlosses, pressures, hydraulic gradelines of various water distribution system configurations: parallel and series pipes, 3-reservoir problem, looped networks (Hardy Cross analysis and computer simulation by EPANET) and pump systems by finding the pump operating point, modifying pump speed, pump impeller diameter and system curve to achieve the desired pump operating point; selecting the most appropriate pump (or combination of pumps) in a system; and defining the pump controls.
    2. Decide if the system has to be protected against water hammer; compute pressure variations due to water hammer (method of characteristics analysis, reservoir boundary condition, valve boundary condition); select a water hammer suppression device;
    3. Analyse rapidly and gradually varying open channel flow, including unsteady flows, and flows in erodible beds, spillway design and level pool routing.
    4. Use computers and information technology effectively in (1) simulating of water distribution systems and (2) preparing reports to present results of designs.
    5. Recognise limitations of engineering approaches and systems and to deal with uncertainty (e.g. in the estimation of peak day water demands). 

    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. Communicate effectively with others in small groups working on assignments and projects – written, oral and listening skills.
    9. 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. 5, 6, 7
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 6
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 8, 9
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 4
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 10
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Lecture notes from a book prepared by Professor Simpson for the pipeline network and water hammer component of the course. The lecture notes are available on sale from Image and Copy, Level 1, Hughes Building or can be downloaded from myUni.

    Flow in Open Channels by K. Subramanya (3rd edition). This is essential for the open channel component of the course.
    Recommended Resources
    Chaudhry: Open Channel Flow. Prentice Hall, 1993.
    Chaudhry: Applied Hydraulic Transients
    Chow: Open-channel hydraulics.
    Crowe, Elger and Roberson: Engineering Fluid Mechanics. 9th Edition
    Henderson: Open channel flow, 1966
    Jain: Open-Channel Flow Wiley, 2001
    Rouse and Ince: History of Hydraulics
    Streeter and Wylie: Fluid Mechanics. SI Version
    Wylie and Streeter: Fluid transients
    Online Learning
    Additional resources such as lecture slides, assignments 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.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course uses a number of different teaching and learning approaches including:
    · Lectures (two 1 hr lectures weekly- except week 1)
    · Tutorials (one 1 hr tutorial, usually fortnightly)
    · Practicals (one 2 hr practicals each three weeks)
    · Design sessions (four 2 hr design sessions in weeks 6-9)

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

    There will be 24 lectures and 5 tutorials, with an assignment associated with each tutorial (five in total). A total of 8 hours of practicals throughout the semester will be undertaken in groups of 6 with individual reports due 2 weeks after the practical session. The design project, in weeks 6-9, will be undertaken within groups of 4.
    Learning Activities Summary
    The tutorials will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays of weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 and 11. 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.

    Week Day Time Topic Lecture theatre
    1 M 10am L1: Introduction Medical School Sth SG16
    1 Tue 10am L2: Review + Hazen-Williams Medical School Sth SG15
    1 W 10am L3: Pipes in series, parallel, 3 reservoirs problem Medical School Sth SG16
    2 M 10am L4: Tree network/Network equation Medical School Sth SG16
    2 Tue 10am L5: Hardy Cross Medical School Sth SG15
    2 W 10 am Tutorial 1: pipes in series/parallel Medical School Sth SG16
    2 Thur 12pm Tutorial 1: pipes in series/parallel Physics 103
    3 M 10am L6: Pump #1: Pump Types, Pump curves, Operating point Medical School Sth SG16
    3 Tue 10am L7: Pump #2: homologous pumps/dimensionless numbers/affinity laws Medical School Sth SG15
    4 M 10am L8: Pump #3: Cavitation, NPSHA/NPSHR, valves Medical School Sth SG16
    4 Tue 10am L9: Pump #4: Pumps in parallel/series + pump controls Medical School Sth SG15
    4 W 10am Tutorial 2: Hardy Cross Medical School Sth SG16
    4 Thur 12pm Tutorial 2: Hardy Cross Physics 103
    5 M 10am L10: Design #1 Medical School Sth SG16
    5 Tue 10am L11: Design #2 + EPANET Medical School Sth SG15
    6 M 10am L12: Water Hammer #1: basics+Joukowsky Medical School Sth SG16
    6 Tue 10am L13: Water Hammer #2: Fast /slow valve closure Medical School Sth SG15
    6 W 10am Tutorial 3: Pumps Medical School Sth SG16
    6 Thur 12pm Tutorial 3: Pumps Physics 103
    6 F 1pm DESIGN SESSION #1 EM205,G22,EM108-109
    7 M 10am L14: Water Hammer #3: unsteady equations Medical School Sth SG16
    7 Tue 10am L15: Water Hammer #4: MOC Medical School Sth SG15
    7 F 1pm DESIGN SESSION #2 EM205,G22,EM108-109
    8 M 10am L16: Water Hammer #5: water hammer protection Medical School Sth SG16
    8 Tue 10am L17: Open Channel #1 (Review of Open Channel Flow) Medical School Sth SG15
    8 W 10am Tutorial 4: Water Hammer Medical School Sth SG16
    8 Thur 12pm Tutorial 4: Water Hammer Physics 103
    8 F 1pm DESIGN SESSION #3 EM205,G22,EM108-109
    9 M - Public Holiday -
    9 Tue 10am L18: Open Channel #2 (Gradually Varied Flow) Medical School Sth SG15
    9 Fri 1pm DESIGN SESSION #4 EM205,G22,EM108-109
    10 M 10am L19: Open Channel #3 (Gradually Varied Flow) Medical School Sth SG16
    10 Tue 10am L20: Open Channel #4 (Rapidly Varied Flow – Hydraulic Jumps)  Medical School Sth SG15
    11 M 10am L21: Open Channel #5 (Flow Measurement and Spillways) Medical School Sth SG16
    11 Tue 10am L22: Open Channel #6 (Unsteady Flow - Level Pool Routing) Medical School Sth SG15
    11 W 10am Tutorial 5: Open Channels Medical School Sth SG16
    11 Thur 12pm Tutorial 5: Open Channels Physics 103
    12 M 10am L23: Environmental factors Medical School Sth SG16
    12 Tue 10am L24: Review Medical School Sth SG15
  • 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 Due Date Approximate Weighting Learning Objectives
     Assignments Second Friday after tutorial 10% 1-6, 9, 10
    Laboratory 2 weeks after session 15% 5, 9
    Design Project 1pm Friday, Week 10 25% 4, 5, 7, 8-10
    Exam During Exam Period 50% 1-7
    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.

    It is mandatory to attend the schedules laboratory sessions; students who miss a session due to illness should provide a medical certificate. Students MUST both attend all laboratory sessions and obtain at least an average of 50% for the laboratory reports to be eligible to pass the course.
    In case this requirement is not met, the student will be given the possibility to resubmit the insufficient reports: however, a maximum mark equal to 50% will be given for the laboratory component.
    Applications for exemptions from portions of the course that a student has passed in 2010-2013 only (not 2008 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 assignment a list of questions will be set. The students will be given an assignment every two weeks, and approximately two weeks to complete it. This will enable the student to access assistance within a tutorial session for each assignment.

    4x2 hours of practicals will be undertaken in groups of 6 with individual reports to be submitted 2 weeks after the practical session. Students are expected to read the practical handout and a page hand written summary of the practical is required to be submitted to the demonstrators at the beginning of each session. A 20% deduction of the final report mark will be deducted if no summary is given.

    Design Project:
    The design project will consist of group work during weeks 6 to 10, with formal design sessions held in weeks 6, 7, 8 & 9. 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 II. It will be a restricted open book exam.
    - This is explicitly restricted to the textbook by Elger (or the previous edition by Crowe), the textbook by Subramanya and Prof Simpson’s book notes. NO OTHER BOOKS OR MATERIAL may be brought into the examination. Information relating to Fluid Properties will be permitted.
    - The lecture slides, 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.
    Assignments, laboratory practicals and the project report have to be submitted via the boxes outside the School Office. The penalty for late submissions of assignments, lab reports and design project is 10% per day or part thereof of being late. 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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