ENCN342-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Hydraulics and Applied Hydrology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023

Description

Open channel flow; pipe networks; scale and dimensional analysis; surface and ground water.

Hydraulics and Applied Hydrology is the second, and final, compulsory course on fluid mechanics in the undergraduate curriculum for civil and natural resources engineering students. It follows on from ENCN242, Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology, in second year.

The course is split into a series of self-contained topics that fall under the broad category of water resource engineering.

The first half of the course focuses on knowledge and skills a practising civil or natural resources engineer will require in practice. This includes the analysis of steady open channel flow and the design and analysis of pipe network systems.

In the second half of the course, we extend these focused applications into a diverse portfolio of topics that a practicing water resources engineer could encounter. We will introduce you to the engineering of hydrological systems, including groundwater wells, surface water management, and the mathematical foundations of more sophisticated fluid systems.

These applications are an introduction towards more advanced topics that can be studied in fourth year and beyond. Examples of these later topics include modelling groundwater in underground aquifers (ENCN442), turbulence (ENCN441) and water hammer in pipes (ENCN446).

Learning Outcomes

The learning objectives for this course are given below. It is expected that you will achieve some level of understanding of the learning outcomes and your grade will be based on your demonstrated level of understanding.

Each learning objective maps to one of the attributes in the Washington Accord: an international agreement that stipulates the key learning outcomes for professional degrees in a number of jurisdictions around the world, including New Zealand. You can find the full list of these attributes at the website  http://www.ieagreements.org/accords/washington/

- Analyse transitions, hydraulic jumps, uniform flow and gradually varied flow in steady open channel hydraulics.
- Analyse and design simple pipe networks.
- Explain the key hydrological processes that are important from an engineering perspective and apply models to quantify these processes.
- Apply principles of groundwater well design including material selection, testing and protection procedures.
- Analyse problems in fluid mechanics using tools of dimensional and scale analysis.

Prerequisites

Restrictions

ENCI341

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 A2 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 11:00 A2 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 12:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 31 Jul - 6 Aug
02 Monday 13:00 - 16:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 31 Jul - 6 Aug
03 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 31 Jul - 6 Aug
04 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 31 Jul - 6 Aug
05 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 31 Jul - 6 Aug
06 Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 31 Jul - 6 Aug
07 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 31 Jul - 6 Aug
08 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 31 Jul - 6 Aug
09 Monday 09:00 - 12:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 7 Aug - 13 Aug
10 Monday 13:00 - 16:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 7 Aug - 13 Aug
11 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 7 Aug - 13 Aug
12 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 7 Aug - 13 Aug
13 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 7 Aug - 13 Aug
14 Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 7 Aug - 13 Aug
15 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 7 Aug - 13 Aug
16 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 7 Aug - 13 Aug
17 Monday 09:00 - 12:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 14 Aug - 20 Aug
18 Monday 13:00 - 16:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 14 Aug - 20 Aug
19 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 14 Aug - 20 Aug
20 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 14 Aug - 20 Aug
21 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 14 Aug - 20 Aug
22 Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 14 Aug - 20 Aug
23 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 14 Aug - 20 Aug
24 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 14 Aug - 20 Aug
25 Monday 09:00 - 12:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 21 Aug - 27 Aug
26 Monday 13:00 - 16:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 21 Aug - 27 Aug
27 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 21 Aug - 27 Aug
28 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 21 Aug - 27 Aug
29 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 21 Aug - 27 Aug
30 Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 21 Aug - 27 Aug
31 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 21 Aug - 27 Aug
32 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 Civil 120 Fluids Lab 21 Aug - 27 Aug
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Rehua 005 17 Jul - 6 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 - 17 Jul - 6 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 18:30 - 20:30 A1 Lecture Theatre 11 Sep - 17 Sep
02 Thursday 18:30 - 20:30 E5 Lecture Theatre 11 Sep - 17 Sep

Course Coordinator

Craig McConnochie

Lecturers

David Dempsey , Pedro Lee , Tonny de Vries and Shuen Law

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
final exam 40%
Lab work 2%
Mid term test 40%
Tutorials 18%


The assessment for this paper in comprises weekly tutorials, lab calculations, a mid-semester test, and a final exam.

Invigilated assessment
All of the material on learning objectives 1 and 2 will be examined in the midterm test and this will be worth 40% of your final grade. All of the material on learning objectives 3, 4 and 5 will be examined in the final exam and this will be worth 40% of your final grade.

The total invigilated assessment is 80%.

Notes:
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.

2. For students that achieve less than 40% in the mid-semester test, a resit will be offered. If a student achieves 40% or higher in the resit, they will be able to pass the course. In this case a mark of 40% in the mid-semester test will be used in the calculation of a final grade, regardless of the actual mark in the resit.

3. All assignments must be submitted by the due date. Late submissions will not be accepted. If you are unable to complete and submit an assignment by the deadline due to personal circumstances beyond your control, you should discuss this with the lecturer involved as soon as possible.

4. In the case of an emergency that affects the whole course, the Course Coordinator, in consultation with the Dean, may change the nature, weighting and timing of assessments, e.g. tests and examination may be replaced with assignments of the same weight or different weight at a different time and/or date (which, under certain circumstances, may be outside the prescribed course dates). The ‘Special Consideration’ process will also be used for unforeseen circumstances that adversely affect the academic performance of students individually. The usual grounds for this are described in the UC policy ‘Special Consideration Procedures and Guidelines’, and personal circumstances due to a wider emergency event may also qualify.

Additional Course Outline Information

Attendance

Due to the numbers enrolled in this course, two lecture/tutorial streams will run in parallel. Both lecture/tutorial streams will cover the same material at the same pace and will have the same lecturers. Please ensure that you attend the lecture/tutorial stream to which you have been allocated.

A total of 24 laboratory sessions have been timetabled and you will have been allocated to one of these laboratory sessions. Please attend the session to which you have been allocated. If a conflict arises that means that you cannot attend your allocated laboratory session, please contact the course coordinator as soon as possible in order to arrange an alternative session. Remember, you must attend and complete the laboratory in order to sit the midterm test.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,030.00

International fee $5,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, 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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