CEME 2003 - Civil Engineering Hydraulics
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code CEME 2003 Course Civil Engineering Hydraulics 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 CEME 1004 & MATHS 1012 or MATHS 1004 Course Description 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.
Course Coordinator: Dr Aaron Zecchin
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn 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)
Required ResourcesIt is highly recommended to buy the text books: Engineering Fluid Mechanics, 12th Edition, by Donald F. Elger, Barbara C. Williams, Clayton T. Crowe, and John A. Roberson, John Wiley and Sons Inc; and Flow in Open Channels, by K Subramanya, McGraw Hill.
Other versions of the text books may be used instead. However please note the 11th edition o Elger et al. 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 ResourcesAdditional 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 LearningAdditional 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 ModesThis course uses a number of different teaching and learning approaches including:
Problem Solving Tutorials
In class quizzes, demonstrations and activities
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.
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:
Activity Contact Hours Independent Study Hours Total 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 SummaryThe course will explore the following topics:
Fluid Motion in pipes
Flow in Open Channels
Specific Energy and Critical Depth
Gradually Varied Flow
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
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
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.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.
Five assignments worth a total of 20%;
Group design project (done in pairs) worth 30%;
Individual design extension worth 20%;Quiz worth 30%.
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents 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.
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.
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.
SubmissionSubmission 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.
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
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