ENCN242-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

Fluid Properties. Hydrostatics. Mass, energy and momentum fluxes. Applications to hydraulic systems. Water resources and global climates. Stream and groundwater flow.

Learning Outcomes

In completing this course we (the students and staff involved) aim to have achieved the following:

  • You (the students) have an appreciation of the role of fluid mechanics and hydrology in Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.

  •  You understand fluids properties and their importance to modelling fluid behaviour.

  •  You can model (and hence predict) the impact of stationary fluids on associated boundaries. You can extend these concepts to deal with issues of object stability under submerged and floating conditions, and in addition fluid bodies subject to accelerations.

  •  You can qualitatively describe fluid flow phenomena in such a way that assumptions, which aid the modelling of flow behaviour, become obvious.

  •  You can apply the conservation laws (mass, momentum and energy) to model fluid flows, making effective use of control volumes and the integral forms of these laws.

  •  You can employ the conservations laws to model and design single pipeline systems and understand how to use energy concepts in the selection of pumps and turbines. You can demonstrate this knowledge in a real laboratory pipe system.

  •  You can use historical flood flow data and/or rainfall data to estimate the design flood flow for a catchment of known physical properties.

  •  Most importantly you can apply the concepts above to model a broad range of relatively simple hydraulic and hydrological problems (including those that you may not have seen before).
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry

Restrictions

ENCI241

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Eng Core Drawing Office Combined (17/7-21/8, 11/9-25/9)
Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre (2/10-16/10)
16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Eng Core Drawing Office Combined (17/7-21/8, 11/9-25/9)
C2 Lecture Theatre (2/10-16/10)
16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Eng Core Drawing Office Combined (18/7-22/8, 12/9-26/9)
E8 Lecture Theatre (3/10-17/10)
16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Eng Core Drawing Office Combined (18/7-22/8, 12/9-26/9)
E9 Lecture Theatre (3/10-17/10)
16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Eng Core Drawing Office Combined (20/7-24/8, 14/9-28/9)
E9 Lecture Theatre (5/10-19/10)
16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Eng Core Drawing Office Combined (20/7-24/8, 14/9-28/9)
E9 Lecture Theatre (5/10-19/10)
16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 24 Sep - 30 Sep
02 Monday 13:00 - 14:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 24 Sep - 30 Sep
03 Thursday 11:00 - 12:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 24 Sep - 30 Sep
04 Thursday 13:00 - 14:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 24 Sep - 30 Sep
05 Thursday 09:00 - 10:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 24 Sep - 30 Sep
06 Thursday 15:00 - 16:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 24 Sep - 30 Sep
07 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 24 Sep - 30 Sep
08 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 24 Sep - 30 Sep
09 Monday 11:00 - 12:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 1 Oct - 7 Oct
10 Thursday 16:00 - 17:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 1 Oct - 7 Oct
11 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 1 Oct - 7 Oct
12 Monday 16:00 - 17:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 1 Oct - 7 Oct
13 Thursday 11:00 - 12:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 1 Oct - 7 Oct
14 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 1 Oct - 7 Oct
15 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 1 Oct - 7 Oct
16 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 1 Oct - 7 Oct
17 Friday 11:00 - 12:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 8 Oct - 14 Oct
18 Monday 16:00 - 17:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 8 Oct - 14 Oct
19 Monday 11:00 - 12:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 8 Oct - 14 Oct
20 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 8 Oct - 14 Oct
21 Thursday 11:00 - 12:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 8 Oct - 14 Oct
22 Friday 16:00 - 17:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 8 Oct - 14 Oct
23 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 8 Oct - 14 Oct
24 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 8 Oct - 14 Oct
25 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 8 Oct - 14 Oct
26 Thursday 16:00 - 17:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 8 Oct - 14 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Eng Core Drawing Office Combined 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Eng Core Drawing Office Combined 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 18:30 - 20:30 A1 Lecture Theatre 10 Sep - 16 Sep
02 Wednesday 18:30 - 20:30 C2 Lecture Theatre 10 Sep - 16 Sep

Timetable Note

Course Content

This is a lecture and tutorial-based course scheduled for the second semester. Sections of this course will be presented in different formats. The latter part of the course will be presented in a traditional lecture/tutorial format with 4 hours of lectures per week supported by additional tutorial sessions. However, the first part of the course will be taught using an alternative format, where a summary lecture is given at the beginning of the week and this is then followed by a series of tutorials (with groups of 60 or so students). Detailed explanations of the material presented in the summary lecture are available on Learn and students are expected to review these in preparation for the tutorials. A number of problem set questions are also provided (with solutions released during the course) to help you understand the material.

It is important to note that the tutorial sessions are designed to be introductions into the topics and your expertise in the material must be gained through repeated practice by working through the problem set questions. Simply doing the tutorials each week will not provide you sufficient knowledge to pass this course.

Laboratory sessions will be run during the afternoons of the fourth term. These laboratories are designed to provide you with practical experience of fluid flows that will be discussed during the lectures.

The topics to be covered in lectures, together with the time and lecturer allocated to each, are listed in the following table.

Topic                  Time (hours)/stream          Lecturer
Introduction 1                                  Davidson
Fluid Properties 7                                  Davidson
Fluid Statics 12                                  Davidson
Kinematics &Conservation Laws 12          Lee
Pipe Systems 6                                  Lee
Hydrology 10                                          De Vries

A detailed laboratory timetable will be provided.  Attendance at laboratories is compulsory. If you cannot attend your timetabled laboratory class you must arrange to swap with somebody in another session of the same laboratory.

Laboratory Exemptions

Students repeating this course may see the instructor to apply for an exemption from the laboratory experiments. However, we suggest that you redo the laboratory to strengthen your understanding of the area.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Pedro Lee

Lecturers

Mark Davidson and Tonny de Vries

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
final exam 50%
Pipeline laboratory 5%
hydrology project 5%
test 30%
Tutorial submission 10%


Test and Exam: The test and exam are worth 80% of the final grade. The test will consist of a few problems and student solutions will be provided after the test session. These problems will be marked and returned to the students within approximately 3 weeks. The test will be conducted under conditions normal for an examination.

The solutions prepared by the students must be legible and well presented. Poorly presented material will be given 0 marks. If you suspect there is an error in the test or exam, you must make a reasonable assumption and proceed with the question. If there was indeed an error, you will not be penalised. Applications for aegrotats or special consideration based on errors in the test/exam questions will not be accepted.

Tutorials: Weekly tutorial submissions provide an opportunity for students to implement the ideas presented during lectures, with support from staff and tutors. They normally take the form of a problems class, where one or two questions are set and solutions are collected at the end of the tutorial session. Each tutorial is worth two marks. Students who are unable to complete the question, but are able to make a reasonable attempt at the question(s) will receive one mark for the tutorial session. The tutorials also provide an important opportunity for students to discuss difficulties associated with the material presented in the lectures directly with the lecturer.

As with the test, the solutions prepared by students must be legible and well presented; poorly presented material will be given 0 marks.

1. You cannot pass this course unless you achieve a mark of at least 40% in each of the mid-semester test and the final exam. A student who scored 35-40% in either the test or exam, but performs very well in the other, may be eligible for a pass in the course.

2. All assignments must be submitted by the due date. Late submissions will not be accepted. If a student is unable to complete and submit an assignment by the deadline due to personal circumstances beyond their control they should discuss this with the lecturer involved as soon as possible.

3. All assignments can be done individually or in pairs. If done in pairs a single submission for marking is required and both students receive the same mark. It is important that both students play an equal role in completing the assessment as the internal assessment is designed to prepare you for the formal assessments.

4. All laboratory reports must be done individually

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $937.00

International fee $5,125.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.

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