Module Title:   Open Channel Hydraulics

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG2039M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Songdong Shao

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

(1) To understand general hydraulic principles of free surface flows; (2) To solve practical engineering problems related to free surface flows.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Theoretical understanding and problem solving through large lectures, staff-led tutorial/example class and directed study, practical skills of data interpretation and justification gained from lab sessions, assessed by examination.

Lectures:   22.00          Directed Study:   62.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   10.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   4.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Understand and review general hydraulic principles and flows with free surfaces, and their applications to common engineering fields.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Interpret and justify laboratory experimental data by using available information and propose solutions to problems arising from that analysis.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...


  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%

Outline Syllabus:
Hydraulic fundamentals including: (1) Concepts of free surface flows (hydraulic radius, flow resistance and Froude number); (2) Uniform flow hydraulics: Manning equation and basic uniform flow calculations; (3) Gradually varied flow: Flow transitions (critical, sub-critical and super-critical flows); specific energy; critical depth and water surface profiles; (4) Rapidly varied flow: Hydraulic jump and hydraulic drop; (5) Hydraulic control structure calculations: Weir flow, spillway flow and sluice gate flow; (6) Unsteady open channel flow with flood routing; (7) Basic hydrodynamic equations: Navier-stokes equations, Euler equations and shallow water equations; (8) Elementary sediment mechanics: Bed load; suspended load, sediment transport capacity and bed deformation; (9) Case studies and simple design practice.

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