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Hydraulics

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 5
Module lead
Gustavo De Almeida
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

This module continues to develop the fundamental themes on fluid mechanics introduced in the module FEEG1003 “Thermofluids” and applies them to the study of incompressible fluids in adiabatic conditions. It will focus on problems associated with water flowing in closed conduits (e.g. pipes) and open channels (e.g. rivers). The material that will be taught includes a good balance between theoretical principles (i.e. mass, momentum and energy conservation principles) and their application to real problems in hydraulic engineering. In dealing with closed conduit flows students will learn how to use these principles to find ways of delivering a required flow rate to some chosen locations under prescribed conditions. When studying open channel flows, students will learn how to predict water levels for a given channel geometry, bed condition (i.e. bed roughness and slope) and flow rate.

The module represents a pre-requisite to CENV3061, Engineering Hydrology and CENV6155 Hydraulic Engineering and Sediment Transport.

Linked modules

Pre-requisites: FEEG1003 and MATH1054

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