HYDRAULICS

CIV2HYD

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This unit introduces students to the concepts, knowledge and skills in fluid mechanics essential for an adequate understanding of fluid behaviour in engineering systems. Topics covered include properties of fluids, fluid statics (pressure and its measurement, hydrostatic force on plane and curved surfaces and equilibrium of floating bodies), principles of fluid flow analysis, concept of control volume and the measurement of flows through pipes and channels. Other topics include momentum principles, the forces on bends, etc., fluid machinery (pumps and turbines) types and performance characteristics, incompressible flow through pipes and ducts, steady uniform flow in channels and the concept of boundary layer, such as drag on bodies.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CIV2MS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsUnderstanding hydraulicsPrescribedHamill, L 20113RD EDN, PAPERMAC

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Interpret and use accurate terminology to describe the properties of fluid.

Activities:
Students are instructed in class as to the correct terminologies used in the field of hydraulics as well as dimensional units and applicable unit conversions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

02. Utilise models in analysing behaviour and be aware of the limitations placed on the analysis by each model.

Activities:
Students are lectured on the behaviour of fluids under certain conditions and are required to demonstrate competency in practice tutorial problems, in laboratory experiments working in teams and in the end-of-semester exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

03. Determine the magnitude and direction of the forces exerted by a static fluid on a surface.

Activities:
Students are lectured on the influence of forces exerted by a static fluid on a surface and are expected to demonstrate their competency in this topic during tutorials, laboratory experiments working in teams and the end-of-semester exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

04. Determine the stability of a floating body.

Activities:
Students are lectured on the stability of a floating body and are expected to demonstrate their competency in this topic during tutorials, laboratory experiments working in teams and the end-of-semester exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

05. Use and relate to appropriate situations, the laws of conservation of energy to analyse fluid flow.

Activities:
Students are lectured on the laws of conservation of energy and how it is applied and used to analyse the flow of fluids. They will be expected to demonstrate their competency in this topic during tutorials, laboratory experiments working in teams and the end-of-semester exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

06. Analyse the flow of fluids through conduits and open channels.

Activities:
Students are lectured on the fundamental theory of pipe flow and open channel flow and will be asked to demonstrate their knowledge of this through laboratory experiments working in teams, through tutorial questioning and at exam time.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

07. Demonstrate the techniques of measuring the flow rates of fluids.

Activities:
Students will be set the task of measuring the flow rates of fluids during laboratory experiments, working in teams, to familiarise themselves with this technique.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

08. Discuss the characteristics and selection of fluid machinery.

Activities:
The students will be lectured on the use of turbines and other fluid machinery in the field of hydraulics and will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of this topic during tutorials, at laboratory experiments when working in a team and for the end-of-semester exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3 hour examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
8 assignments (calculation-based)25 03, 04, 05, 06, 08
8 practicals and laboratory work25 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Four 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3 hour examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
8 assignments (calculation-based)25 03, 04, 05, 06, 08
8 practicals and laboratory work25 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08