ENCN242-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

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).

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry

Restrictions

ENCI241

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 A3 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 K1 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 140 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 27 Sep
02 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 140 (14/7)
Rehua 103 Project Workshop (21/7-18/8, 8/9-22/9)
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 27 Sep
03 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Rehua 103 Project Workshop 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 27 Sep
04 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Rehua 009 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 27 Sep
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 140 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 27 Sep
02 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 102 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 27 Sep
03 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Rehua 009 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 27 Sep
04 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 140 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 27 Sep
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 28 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 A3 Lecture Theatre 28 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture E
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 A3 Lecture Theatre 28 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 C3 Lecture Theatre 28 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture F
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 C3 Lecture Theatre 28 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre 28 Sep - 18 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 21 Sep - 27 Sep
02 Monday 09:30 - 11:00 Civil 130 Structures Lab 21 Sep - 27 Sep
03 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 21 Sep - 27 Sep
04 Monday 11:00 - 12:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 21 Sep - 27 Sep
05 Thursday 16:00 - 17:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 21 Sep - 27 Sep
06 Thursday 11:00 - 12:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 21 Sep - 27 Sep
07 Monday 16:00 - 17:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 21 Sep - 27 Sep
08 Thursday 09:00 - 10:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 21 Sep - 27 Sep
09 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 21 Sep - 27 Sep
10 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 21 Sep - 27 Sep
11 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 28 Sep - 4 Oct
12 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 28 Sep - 4 Oct
13 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 28 Sep - 4 Oct
14 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 28 Sep - 4 Oct
15 Monday 15:00 - 16:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 28 Sep - 4 Oct
16 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 28 Sep - 4 Oct
17 Monday 13:00 - 14:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 28 Sep - 4 Oct
18 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 28 Sep - 4 Oct
19 Thursday 13:00 - 14:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 28 Sep - 4 Oct
20 Monday 11:00 - 12:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 28 Sep - 4 Oct
21 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 5 Oct - 11 Oct
22 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 5 Oct - 11 Oct
23 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 5 Oct - 11 Oct
24 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 5 Oct - 11 Oct
25 Monday 13:00 - 14:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 5 Oct - 11 Oct
26 Thursday 11:00 - 12:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 5 Oct - 11 Oct
27 Thursday 14:00 - 15:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 5 Oct - 11 Oct
28 Monday 11:00 - 12:30 Civil 130 Structures Lab 5 Oct - 11 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 18:00 - 20:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 7 Sep - 13 Sep
02 Thursday 18:00 - 20:00 C3 Lecture Theatre 7 Sep - 13 Sep
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00 Jack Erskine 010 Computer Lab 12 Oct - 18 Oct
02 Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00 Jack Erskine 001 Computer Lab 12 Oct - 18 Oct
03 Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00 Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab 12 Oct - 18 Oct
04 Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00 Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab 12 Oct - 18 Oct

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

Craig McConnochie , Elizabeth North and Tonny de Vries

Postgraduate and senior undergraduate students will also assist during the laboratory and tutorial sessions.

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
exam 20%
Pipeline laboratory 5%
Pipeline Design Test (online) 20%
Hydrology project 5%
test 40%
Tutorials 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, online test and the final exam. Withdraws from the course will not be supported by the department subsequent to a test failure.

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 hydrology assignment 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 $975.00

International fee $5,500.00

* 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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