HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING 2

CIV4HE2

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This unit introduces students to the elements and behaviour of hydraulic systems used in water supply, sewerage and irrigation systems. Topics include design of irrigation systems; groundwater salinity issues; water demand and supply issues; and wastewater issues.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CIV3HE1

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAustralian Pump Technical HandbookRecommendedAustralian Pump Manufactureres Association 1987THIRD EDITION 1987, 9TH PRINTING, APMA LTD
ReadingsWater and Wastewater Engineering SystemsRecommendedBarnes, D 1983PITMAN PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate the engineering strategies currently used by practicing irrigation engineers to adapt physical systems to future challenges, including climate change.

Activities:
Students take field excursions to the Coleambally Irrigation Area and the Goulburn Murray Irrigation Area to observe the existing physical systems and learn from practicing irrigation engineers the strategies now in place to adapt to the challenges of climate change. Students are required to demonstrate an understanding of the multiple problems and devise solutions in their assignments and examination for the future challenges.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

02. Design components of irrigation systems using the theory and practice of irrigation.

Activities:
Irrigation theory and practice is introduced in lectures and excursions, and is employed during tutorials where students solve real problems. Students are required to demonstrate competency in worked problems and exams.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Apply theory and observation of groundwater salinity to solve groundwater and salinity problems.

Activities:
Salinity, its many causes and solutions is introduced in lectures, and further explored in tutorials and excursions. The students are required to demonstrate competency in solving numerical problems and examination questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Determine future water design requirements by employing water demand and consumption theory.

Activities:
Engineering analysis of water supply systems based on the demand and consumption theory is introduced in lectures and consolidated in tutorials. Students are required to demonstrate competency in worked problems and assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

05. Use pipe-network computer software to analyse water supply problems and design pumps/pipelines and associated infrastructure.

Activities:
The application of pipe-network software is taught in lectures and reinforced in tutorials and assignments. Students are required to demonstrate competency in worked problems, assignments and exams.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

06. Interpret a variety of different water quality parameters with respect to likely waste source and analyse pollution of the natural aquatic environment from such contaminants.

Activities:
Water quality characteristics and water quality management in rivers are introduced in lectures and tutorials. Students are required to demonstrate competency in solving numerical problems and examination questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

07. Apply acquired knowledge of potable water and waste water treatment to design large-scale individual unit processes on the basis of physical, chemical and biological environmental engineering concepts.

Activities:
The design of integrated systems of physical, chemical, biological and sludge treatment processes to satisfy effluent quality objectives is taught in lectures, with the principles and applications further reinforced through a guided tour around Bendigo Water Reclamation Plant and Recycled Water Factory. Students are required to demonstrate competency in worked problems, an assignment and examination questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

08. Analyse and evaluate a variety of on-site wastewater treatment options using a source-pathway-target model.

Activities:
The fundamentals of on-site wastewater treatment including contaminant attenuation in the subsoil environment is covered in lectures. Students are required to demonstrate competency in examination questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 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*
one 3-hour examination60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
six assignments of varying lengths (total equivalent to 2000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08