Module Title:   Sustainable Hydraulic Design

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG3111M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Construction & Environment (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof SJ Tait

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr ANA Schellart

Prerequisite(s):   ENG1032M     ENG2038M     ENG2039M

Corequisite(s):   None

To develop an understanding of the basic concepts of engineering hydrology such as rainfall measurements, rainfall run-off and flood estimation methods.

1. To develop and understand the application of dydraulic design practice in urban drainage systems and rivers.
2. To develop the skills to apply the basic concepts of numerical modelling techniques for simulating hydraulic systems.
3. To gain knowledge of the current predictions for climate change and potential effects on water systems.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures will explain the theory and describe current design practice, design classes will develop basic modelling skills.

Assessment will be the choice of one piece of individual coursework from:
* design and simulation of a small urban drainage system to assess flood and pollutant impact.
* river modelling study to assess flood impact.

Lectures:   18.00          Directed Study:   0.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   70.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   100.00

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

understand the basic principles of hydrology and sustainable hydraulic design and to apply current engineering design practice.

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

use common software tools for design of drainage and river systems and describe the physical processes that affect urban and natural hydraulic systems.

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

understand the basics of how numerical modelling techniques are used for the understanding of natural systems as well as the design of engineered systems.

  Coursework   100%
  3000 wd report describing building a hydraulic model for simulation, verification of the model, set-up and simulations

Outline Syllabus:
1. Introduction to the module.
2. Methods of rainfall measurements.
3. Rainfall run-off calculations and UK Flood Estimation Handbook/Flood Studies Report method, climate change predictions.
4. Hydraulic structures.
5. Introduction to urban drainage systems.
6. Introduction to engineered river systems.
7. The set-up and use of numerical models for engineering purposes.

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