ENEC12010 - Hydraulics and Hydrology
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit you will be introduced to the basic principles of hydraulics and hydrology used in civil and environmental engineering. You will apply the concepts of conservation of mass, momentum and energy. You are also introduced to flow measurements, physical modelling of hydraulic systems, and pump selection to suit given applications. The unit requires you to solve problems, prepare basic designs, and describe the construction and maintenance of pipe and open channel systems. You are introduced to monitoring and analysis of the basic components of the hydrologic cycle including rainfall, evapotranspiration, infiltration, runoff, and groundwater. In completing these tasks, you must use appropriate technical language in written communication and work individually and in teams to solve problems. Students enrolled in distance mode are required to attend a compulsory Residential School.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: (MATH11218 Applied Mathematics or MATH11160 Technology Mathematics) AND (ENEG11006 Engineering Statics or PHYS11184 Engineering Physics A or ENAG11005 Mechanics)

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Mixed Mode
  • Gladstone
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Written Assessment 15%
3. Written Assessment 15%
4. Practical Assessment 10%
5. Examination 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Positive feedback on on-line quizzes that motivated students to learn and enhanced engagement. Students Course Evaluation and Self-reflection The weight of the quizzes will be increased from 20% to 30% to allow more and varied questions, thus enhancing engagement.
Positive feedback on Moodle site, structure, resources and assessment items. Students Course Evaluation These aspects will remain unchanged.
Some students were not happy about the minimum 50% of examination marks required to pass the course, although their overall percentage mark were higher than 50%. Students Course Evaluation This condition will be kept as it is the only component of the assessment items that is guaranteed to be the students' own work.
Only a few chapters of the textbook "Water-Resources Engineering by David A. Chin" was used for this course so there was no need to purchase. Students Course Evaluation The textbook "Water-Resources Engineering by David A. Chin" will be indicated as a reference textbook but it is used for the two third years courses of "ENEC14017 Water Resources Engineering" and "ENEC13014 Water Supply and Wastewater Technology".
Re-scheduling of laboratory sections at campuses outside Rockhampton due to late arrival of some equipment. Students Course Evaluation All equipment for laboratory sections will be tested to make sure sections are run on schedule.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply standard techniques, computational tools, and data used by engineers in conducting hydraulics analysis
  2. Solve problems involving combinations of basic hydraulic systems including pipes, pumps and open channels
  3. Explain the key components of the hydrologic cycle, and how they are monitored and analysed
  4. Determine runoff from rainfall and groundwater discharge from aquifers under specified conditions
  5. Prepare team technical reports based on thorough analysis of laboratory data and use of Civil Engineering language

All the learning outcomes are linked and comply with the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)  
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Written Assessment    
4 - Practical Assessment    
5 - Examination  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work    
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence        
8. Ethical practice        

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)      
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Written Assessment      
4 - Practical Assessment
5 - Examination        

Prescribed Textbooks

Understanding Hydraulics
Author/s: Les Hamill Year: 2011
Edition: Third Edition Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK - Academic
Country: printed in China
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

Other Resources

These are not compulsory, but may assist you:
Water-Resources Engineering
Author/s: David A. Chin Year: 2013
Edition: Third Edition Publisher: Pearson
City: Harlow
Country: UK
Other resources may be available at CQUniversity Library. Note:

ebook version of Understanding Hydraulics is available.

Water-Resources Engineering textbook is supplementary and may not be purchased. Only a few chapters are relevant for this course. However, it will serve as a useful reference textbook for ENEC13014 (Water Supply and Wastewater Technology) and ENEC14017 (Water Resources Engineering). ebook version of Water-Resources Engineering textbook is downloadable (via VitalSource).

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorYeboah Gyasi-Agyei (y.gyasi-agyei@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Hydrostatics I

hydrostatic pressure; forces on immersed surfaces

Hamill: Chapter 1
Week 2 13-03-2017

Hydrostatics 2

pressure Measurements; stability of floating bodies

Hamill: Chapters 2 and 3
Week 3 20-03-2017

Fluid Flow Concepts

continuity, momentum and energy equations; flow measurements

Hamill: Chapters 4 and 5
Week 4 27-03-2017

Pipe Flow

basic equations, branching, and parallel pipelines; pipe friction and minor head losses

Hamill: Chapter 6 Quiz 1 Due 31-03-2017, 6pm
Week 5 03-04-2017

Open Channel Flow 1

uniform flow; specific energy and critical depth

Hamill: Chapter 8 Quiz 2 Due 07-04-2017, 6pm
Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Quiz 3 Due 14-04-2017, 6pm

Week 6 17-04-2017

Open Channel Flow 2

flow transition, rapid varied non-uniform steady flow; hydraulic jump

Hamill: Chapter 8

Quiz 4 Due 21-04-2017, 6pm
Assessment 1 Due Friday (21 Apr 17) 08:00 PM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017
Dimensional Analysis and
Hydraulic Models
Hamill: Chapter 10 Quiz 5 Due 28-04-2017, 6pm
Week 8 01-05-2017
Turbo Machines (Pumps and Turbines)
Hamill: Chapter 11 Quiz 6 Due 05-05-2017, 6pm
Week 9 08-05-2017 Hydrological Processes - Rainfall and Abstractions Hamill: Chapter 12 Quiz 7 Due 12-05-2017, 6pm
Week 10 15-05-2017 Unit Hydrograph, Rainfall-Runoff Models Hamill: Chapter 13 Quiz 8 Due 19-05-2017, 6pm
Week 11 22-05-2017 Groundwater Hamill: Chapter 13 Quiz 9 Due 26-05-2017, 6pm
Week 12 29-05-2017 Revision Quiz 10 Due 02-06-2017, 6pm
Assessment 2 Due Monday (29 May 17) 10:00 AM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Task Description

The weekly online quizzes have a total of 20% weight of the final grade, and cover LO1, LO2, LO3 and LO4. The main characteristics of the quizzes are:

  • every week will have two short calculated questions;
  • on each attempt, all questions for the week must be answered and the maximum score of all attempts will be used;
  • each student will use different variables to solve the same questions, the variables changing on each attempt with different correct numerical responses;
  • students are allowed to attempt the questions as many times as possible without a penalty;
  • most of the questions will be discussed in the tutorial classes;
  • feedback is immediate as to whether the correct or wrong answer has been entered but no detailed information is given on the processes; and
  • students are free to discuss the quizzes questions with the lecturer at any time using the Moodle course forum posts.
Number of Quizzes 10
Frequency of Quizzes Weekly
Assessment Due Date Students are given Two weeks to complete each Week's online Quiz.
Return Date to Students Feedback is immediate as to whether the correct or wrong answer has been entered.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Only a single numerical answer is required per question.

All Quiz questions carry equal weight, 1 mark per question.

Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply standard techniques, computational tools, and data used by engineers in conducting hydraulics analysis

2. Solve problems involving combinations of basic hydraulic systems including pipes, pumps and open channels

3. Explain the key components of the hydrologic cycle, and how they are monitored and analysed

4. Determine runoff from rainfall and groundwater discharge from aquifers under specified conditions

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 1
Task Description

This assessment task is designed to allow for students’ demonstration of their understanding of the topics covered during the first five weeks and covers LOs 1 and 2. It carries 15% of the final grade. The questions require demonstration of adequate presentation of hydraulics problems, and the topics may include:

· determination of forces on inclined planes and curves surfaces;

· stability of floating bodies;

· pipe flow and

· open channel flow.

Assignment questions will be available in Moodle course website at the start of the term.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Friday (21-Apr-2017) 08:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Two weeks after submission due date.
Weighting 15%
Assessment Criteria

Each question will be assessed using three key criteria.

  • problem formulation which covers clarity of the data given, clarity of the desired result, and assumptions stated;
  • solution process which covers presentation of appropriate diagrams, statement of the principles and formulas in the correct order, presentation of all necessary steps in the analysis in the correct order, clear presentation of workings with links to the desired results, and use of correct units;
  • accuracy and correct results.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

It is not expected that students will type up all calculations. Students should scan hand calculations for online submission.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply standard techniques, computational tools, and data used by engineers in conducting hydraulics analysis

2. Solve problems involving combinations of basic hydraulic systems including pipes, pumps and open channels

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 2
Task Description

This assessment task is in a similar vein as Written Assessment 1 with the exception that the questions are on different topics, and also contributes 15% of the final grade. It is designed to demonstrate whether students have understood the topics covered from Weeks 7 to 11, and addresses LOs 2, 3 and 4. The questions may include the following topics:

  • dimensional analysis
  • pumps and turbines
  • hydrological processes: rainfall, runoff.

Assignment questions will be available in Moodle course website by the end of Week 5.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Monday (29-May-2017) 10:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Two weeks after submission due date.
Weighting 15%
Assessment Criteria

Each question will be assessed using three key criteria.

  • problem formulation which covers clarity of the data given, clarity of the desired result, and assumptions stated;
  • solution process which covers presentation of appropriate diagrams, statement of the principles and formulas in the correct order, presentation of all necessary steps of the analysis in the correct order, clear presentation of workings with links to the desired results, and use of correct units;
  • accuracy and correct results.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

It is not expected that students will type up all calculations. Students should scan hand calculations for online submission.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Solve problems involving combinations of basic hydraulic systems including pipes, pumps and open channels

3. Explain the key components of the hydrologic cycle, and how they are monitored and analysed

4. Determine runoff from rainfall and groundwater discharge from aquifers under specified conditions

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



4 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Task Description

The practical assessment task contributes 10% of the final grade. The objective of this assessment item is to assess students’ ability to relate the practical knowledge with the course learning outcomes. There will be 5 experiments:

  • centre of pressure
  • stability of floating bodies
  • turbulent flow in pipes
  • centrifugal pump and
  • open channel

Students will work in teams and rotate their roles as team leaders. Coordination of all information to prepare the final laboratory report is the responsibility of the team leader of that experiment. LOs 1, 2 and 5 will be addressed by the practical assessment task. However, there is particular emphasis on LO5 dealing with team work and preparation of technical reports based on thorough analysis of laboratory data and use of Civil Engineering language. Students enrolled in distance mode will carry out the experiments during the compulsory Residential School. There will be weekly schedule for on-campus students.

Assessment Due Date One week after the experiment.
Return Date to Students Two weeks after submission due date.
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria

The laboratory reports are assessed using these key criteria:

  • presentation of the data;
  • analysis of the results;
  • discussion of the results including comparison of the experimental and theoretical values;
  • conclusions.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

It is not expected that students will type up all calculations. Students should scan hand calculations for online submission.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply standard techniques, computational tools, and data used by engineers in conducting hydraulics analysis

2. Solve problems involving combinations of basic hydraulic systems including pipes, pumps and open channels

5. Prepare team technical reports based on thorough analysis of laboratory data and use of Civil Engineering language

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised.
Open Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply standard techniques, computational tools, and data used by engineers in conducting hydraulics analysis

2. Solve problems involving combinations of basic hydraulic systems including pipes, pumps and open channels

3. Explain the key components of the hydrologic cycle, and how they are monitored and analysed

4. Determine runoff from rainfall and groundwater discharge from aquifers under specified conditions

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy


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