6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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The unit focuses on fundamentals of hydraulics. Hydrostatics is first introduced with application to dam and gates. The basic equations of continuity, momentum and energy conservation are derived and applied to the design of pressurised pipelines. Flow in open channels is introduced with application to waterways, aqueducts and pipes flowing partly full; applications include design of spillways and culverts.
At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:
- Apply fundamental principles to physical problems involving fluids in hydrostatic and dynamic conditions.
- Analyse fluid flow in closed and open conduits.
- Record and discuss findings from laboratory experiments.
Continuous assessment: 40%
Examination (2 hours): 60%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.
3 hours lectures, 2 hours practice classes and 7 hours of private study per week
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