C&ENVENG 3079 - Water Engineering & Design III

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2020

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. Open channel flow: non-uniform flow in open channels; gradually varied flow in compound channels; rapidly varied flow in open channels; flow control structures; environmental factors affecting river basins.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code C&ENVENG 3079
    Course Water Engineering & Design III
    Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week, 4 laboratory sessions and 8 hours for the design project.
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites C&ENVENG 2071
    Incompatible C&ENVENG 3013 & C&ENVENG 3014
    Assessment Exam, assignments/laboratories/design
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Martin Lambert


    The lecturer for the first part of course (weeks 1 to 7) on pipes/pumps is:

    Professor Angus Simpson
    Phone: +61 (08) 8313 5874
    Room: N142, Engineering North Building (ONLY AVAILABLE BY ZOOM)
    Email: angus.simpson@adelaide.edu.au
    Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/directory/angus.simpson

    The lecturer for the second part of the course (weeks 8 to 12) on open channel flow is:

    Professor Martin Lambert
    Phone: +61 (08) 8313 5838
    Room: N231g, Engineering North Building (ONLY AVAILABLE BY ZOOM)
    Email: martin.lambert@adelaide.edu.au
    Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/directory/martin.lambert


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

    Ms Jessica Bohorquez
    Phone: +61 8 8313 1673
    Room: N221, Engineering North Building
    Email: jessica.bohorquez@adelaide.edu.au

    Office Hours 2020 - Professor Simpson (starting in Week 2 to week 7) by Zoom after 20 March 2020 - see MyUni for Zoom link - pipes/pumps part of course

    Office Hours 2020 - Professor Lambert (starting in Week 2 to week 12) by Zoom after 20 March 2020 - see MyUni for Zoom link - open channel part of course and laboratories
    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 Explain and apply pipeline network theory to the analysis of simple systems (pipes in parallel, and pipes in series), the three-reservoir problem and looped systems (using the Hardy-Cross method);
    2 Explain and apply the steady-state theory of pumps to the analysis of pumping systems (e.g. pump and system curves, operating points, efficiency curves, dimensionless numbers, affinity laws);
    3 Employ hydraulic distribution network software (e.g. EPANET 2.0) for the simulation of complex pipe systems (involving pipes, pumps, reservoirs, valves, storage tanks and time varying demands by extended period simulation);
    4 Apply water engineering design principles to a semi-structured design problem (e.g. design of transmission, storage, and distribution system to satisfy comsumer demands, and hydraulic performance criteria) and write a comprehensive design report;
    5 Explain fundamental physics of water hammer, and the application of mathematical techniques to analyse water hammer events (i.e. wave speed calculations, Joukowsky pressure rise, and the method of characteristics);
    6 Explain and apply open channel flow theory to the analysis of gradually varied flow scenarios (prismatic and compound channels), hydraulic structures (weirs, spillways, and sluice gates), hydraulic jumps and channels involving a series of prismatic sections and hydraulic structures;
    7 Undertake laboratory experiments (physical or virtual depending on COVID-19) on a range of hydraulic systems (flume, pump system, and pipe/minorloss system), and employ appropriate hydraulics theory to analyse measured data.

    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   2.1   2.2   2.3   3.2   3.3   3.4   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, 2, 5, 6, 7
    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
    1, 2, 4, 5, 6
    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
    4, 7
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    2, 4
    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
    4, 7
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Lecture notes from a book called "Water Distribution Systems Engineering" prepared by Professor Simpson for the pipeline network and water hammer component of the course. These will be made avaliable on the courses MyUni website.

    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 (three 1 hr lectures weekly-)
    · Workshops (one 3 hr workshop, weekly)
    · Practicals (one 2 hr practical each three weeks) - physical or virtual depending on COVID-19
    · Design sessions (three 2 hr design sessions in weeks 4-6)

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

    There will be 36 lectures and a 9 workshops, with four assignments associated with the workshops. A total of 6 hours of practicals throughout the semester will be undertaken in groups of 4 with individual reports due 2 weeks after the practical session. The design project, in weeks 4-6, will be undertaken within groups of 4. There will be two quizzes (in-semester) and no final exam.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Lectures and tutorials will be offered on the following topics:
    • Review of preliminary concepts and Hazen-Williams headloss
    • Simple pipe systems (pipes in parallel and pipes in series)
    • Hardy-Cross method for hydraulic analysis of looped networks
    • Steady-state theory of pumps
    • Water hammer
    • Gradually varied flow (prismatic and compound channels)
    • Rapidly varied flow (hydraulic structures, hydraulic jumps)
    • Design of water supply system
    Please refer to the MyUni front page for a detailed break-down of the week-by-week activities
  • 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
    Workshop Assignments (4 total) 20 Individual Summative Weeks 2-12 1. 2. 3. 5. 6.
    Laboratory Assignments (3 total) - physical or virtual 25 Individual Summative Weeks 3-12 2. 6. 7.
    Design Project 35 Group Summative Week 8 2. 3. 4.
    Two major quizzes (within-semester) 20 Individual Summative Week 8 & 12 40% (on average of the two quizzes) 1. 2. 5. 6.
    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 must obtain at least 40% for the average of the two quizzes (each one-hour in length) to be eligible to pass the course. Please be aware that you may be eligible for an academic replacement exam if you fail to meet this requirement. If a student sits a replacement 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 replacement exam will result in a fail grade.

    It is mandatory to attend the scheduled 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 the last five years 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 of the four workshop assignments a list of questions will be set. The students will be given an assignment at regular intervals throughout the semester, and approximately two to three weeks to complete it. This will enable the student to access assistance within a workshop session for each assignment.

    3x2 hours of practicals (physical or virtual) will be undertaken in groups of 4 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 4 to 6, with formal design sessions held in weeks 4, 5 & 6. Peer assessment will be conducted. Further details will be provided before the project commences.

    Two one-hour in-semester quizzes (weeks 8 and 12) will be held at the end during Semester II. Each will be an open book quiz.  

    Replacement exams awarded on academic grounds will only be given in extraordinary circumstances. If a student sits for a replacement 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 electronically via MyUni. 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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