HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING 1

CIV3HE1

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CIV2HYD

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEngineering HydrologyPrescribedWilson, EM 1990FOURTH EDITION, MACMILLAN
ReadingsHydraulics of precast concrete conduit - hydraulics design manual; The Concrete Pipe Association of Australia, August 2003.PrescribedTBATBA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Articulate the relationship between climate, landscape, catchment, effective runoff, flow estimation and hydraulic structures.

Activities:
Field excursions into the Axe Creek and Eppalock catchments together with field demonstrations of stream gauging and data acquisition at multiple gauging sites are undertaken. Students are required to demonstrate competency in completing assignments and examination questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Calculate the effective runoff from catchments and determine the 'time of concentration' using multiple methods.

Activities:
Design solutions in hydraulic design can be derived from a number of methods for the calculation of the 'time of concentration'. Students are required to know which is the most appropriate method to apply to a particular situation. These will be taught in discussed in lectures and tutorials. Students are required to demonstrate competency in completing set problems and examination questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

03. Determine the hydrographs for particular catchments and estimate through calculation the maximum design flood.

Activities:
Australia Rainfall and Runoff (AR&R) probalistic calculation methods are demonstrated to the students for the determination of the maximum design flood. Students are required to demonstrate competency in completing set problems and examination questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

04. Apply the maximum design flood to determine the size of hydraulic structures.

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Apply the hydrographic performance of catchments to route floods through channels and reservoirs.

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

06. Apply the theory and concepts of Water Sensitive Urban Design to model and design solutions for a subdivision drainage scheme using MUSIC software.

Activities:
The concepts of Water Sensitive Urban Design are introduced to the class with respect to design and computer modelling of sedimentation basins and wetlands. Students are required to demonstrate competency in a field excursion to a local wetland, completing assignments and examination questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

07. Apply the theory of drainage and sewerage reticulation system design to model a drainage network using ARD software.

Activities:
Calculation methods for drainage network design are demonstrated through theory and computer-based modelling. Students are required to demonstrate competency in completing set problems and examination questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
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-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Class requirements

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

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
four calculation based assignments (each equivalent to 200 words)16 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
one 3-hour examination60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
one laboratory report (400 words)8 01, 02, 04, 06
two calculation based assignments (each equivalent to 400 words)16 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07