Courses Catalogue

Hydraulic Engineering Of Water Distribution Systems

COURSE CODE: CIV4122
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The  course  covers  the  hydraulics  of  pipes  under  pressure,  (water  mains  and  networks),  and  open  channel  flow  (sewers,  drains,  and  channel  sections).    It provides  a  review  of hydrostatics, the  fundamental  concepts  of  Energy,  Momentum  and Continuity  and  a  practical  understanding  of  energy  and  energy  losses that drive the flow of water.  It involves computational work on a hydraulic profile through wastewater treatment works.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

The purpose of this course is to get exposure about the application of hydraulic engineering in the field by means of studying the various devices, equipment, machinery, and structures

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Solve  a  range  of  hydraulic problems,  from  sizing  pipes,  selecting  pumps,   measuring  flow  in  the field, and calculating open channel hydraulic profiles

·        Think intuitively (through laboratory experience) about hydraulic phenomena

·        Acquire knowledge of Kinematics of fluid flow

·        Further the knowledge of energy, momentum and continuity of flow

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Analyse of the flow and pressure distribution of flowing water  and  wastewater  critical  to  many  fundamental  engineering  tasks and how to think practically  about  the  flow  of  water  in  engineered  systems.   

·        Test the theory against observations of real hydraulic systems to choose adequate supplying schemes, suggest a network layout, main components and pipe materials;

·        Distinguish between various operational modes of water distribution systems.