HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING 1

CIV3HE1

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired from the introductory subject Fluid Mechanics. Students are provided with an understanding of the elements and behaviour of hydraulic systems to enable them to design both elements of, and in some cases, complete hydraulic systems. Topics covered include the relationship between climate, landscape, catchment, effective runoff, flow estimation and hydraulic structures; the hydrological cycle; data acquisition and stream gauging; estimation of run-off from a catchment; flood routing through reservoirs and channels; computer modelling of urban drainage and sewerage; flood mitigation; design of culverts and retarding basins; hydraulic jumps and channel transitions. Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies covered in this subject are: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1 and 3.3.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EMS2FLM or CIV2HYD

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEngineering HydrologyRecommendedWilson, E. M., 1990 (4th edition)Macmillan
ReadingsHydraulics of Precast Concrete ConduitsPrescribedConcrete Pipe Association of Australasia, 2003Concrete Pipe Association of Australasia
ReadingsUnderstanding hydraulicsRecommendedHamill, L., 2011 (3rd edition)Papermac
ReadingsHydrology: An Australian IntroductionPrescribedLadson, A., 2008Oxford University Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Articulate the relationship between climate, landscape, catchment, effective runoff, flow estimation and hydraulic structure. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. 1.2 Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.

Activities:
The first two weeks of the semester is dedicated to learn about hydrologic systems and system variables. The underpinning physical sciences and engineering fundamentals which describe the interaction behaviour between catchment and hydrologic cycle are covered. The material is covered in online lectures and workshops/tutorials, and is assessed in weekly quizzes, written assignments, and laboratory report and in the final exam.

02. Calculate the effective runoff from catchments, determine the 'time of concentration' using multiple methods and determine the hydrographs for particular catchments and estimate through calculation the maximum design flood. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. 2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

Activities:
The other two weeks of the semester, students are expected to use theories for estimating flood by applying various methods. The material is covered in online briefing videos, lectures and workshops, and is assessed in weekly quizzes, weekly assignments and in the final exam.

03. Apply the maximum design flood to determine the size of hydraulic structures and use of HEC-RAS software. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. 3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability.

Activities:
In the second quarter of the semester students are expected to demonstrate their ability to use their knowledge of maximum flood design to determine the size of hydraulic structure. The material is covered in lectures and workshops, and is assessed in weekly quizzes, weekly assessments and in the final exam.

04. Apply the knowledge of hydrographic performance of catchments to route floods through channels and reservoirs. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 2.1 Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. 2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. 2.3 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. 3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.

Activities:
Specific culverts and retarding basins for particular conditions of maximum design floods are discussed in lectures and tutorials. Students are required to demonstrate competency in completing assignments and examination questions.

05. Apply the theory and concepts of Water Sensitive Urban Design to model and design solutions for a subdivision drainage scheme using MUSIC software and apply the theory of drainage design. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. 3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. 3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.

Activities:
Discussion of how specific inflow hydrographs are applied to particular channels and reservoirs to determine the characteristic of the flooding outflow hydrographs for warning purposes will take place in lectures and tutorials. Students are required to demonstrate competency in completing set assignments and examination questions.

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Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
two design assignments (each equivalent to 600 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 2-hour examination (2,000-word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 05
one laboratory report (500-words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 05
five online quizzes (each equivalent to150 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
two design assignments (each equivalent to 600 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 2-hour examination (2,000-word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 05
one laboratory report (500-words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 05
five online quizzes (each equivalent to150 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04