HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING 1

CIV3HE1

2021

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.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesThe 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesEMS2TFD OR CIV2HYD OR EMS2FLM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Hydraulics of Precast Concrete Conduits

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorConcrete Pipe Association of Australasia

Year2003

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherConcrete Pipe Association of Australasia

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Engineering Hydrology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorWilson, E. M.

Year1990

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMacmillan

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Understanding hydraulics

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorHamill, L.

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPapermac

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Hydrology: An Australian Introduction

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorLadson, A.

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOxford University Press

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
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: Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
03. Apply the maximum design flood to determine the size of hydraulic structures and use of HEC-RAS software. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
04. Apply the knowledge of hydrographic performance of catchments to route floods through channels and reservoirs. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. 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.
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: 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.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two design assignments (each equivalent to 600 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour examination (2,000-word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

One laboratory report (500-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Five online quizzes (each equivalent to 150 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two design assignments (each equivalent to 600 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour examination (2,000-word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

One laboratory report (500-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Five online quizzes (each equivalent to 150 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4