Undergraduate Course: Fluid Mechanics (Civil) 3 (CIVE09014)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is intended to develop an understanding of steady flow in pipe systems, pipe networks and pumping mains. It is also intended to develop and understanding of steady open-channel flow.
Flow in single pipes (revision of 2nd year)
Flow in pipe systems and networks
Sewer system operation - Non-Newtonian fluids
Flow in open channels - uniform flow
Specific energy and momentum
Gradually varied flow
Rapidly varied flow and hydraulic jumps
Flow around hydraulic structures including gates and steps
Sediment transport in channels
The tutorial is a design exercise encompassing all areas of the syllabus in an holistic problem. Solutions are provided for each part of the exercise after the student has had chance to attempt it.
Flow over Weirs and Hydraulic Jump
Groups of approximately four students test two or three different types of weir in the laboratory flume and determine a relationship between the head upstream of the weir and the discharge flowing over it, and to measure and comment on the properties of a hydraulic jump. One four-hour period is allocated to each group for the lab work including completing the report. An individual report is required from each student, though it is expected that results and graphs are shared amongst group members. Discussions must be individual. The report is submitted and feedback given before the student leaves the laboratory. A risk assessment is required for the activity as part of the report.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Fluid Mechanics 2 (SCEE08003)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Elementary Fluid Mechanics or similar
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- interpret and illustrate the main concepts of steady flow in pipes for civil engineering applications
- interpret and illustrate the main concepts of steady flow in open channels for civil engineering applications
- calculate basic flow quantities for civil engineering hydraulic applications with steady flow
|Chadwick, Morfett and Borthwick: Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 5th Edition, CRC Press, ISBN-10: 0415672457, ISBN-13: 978-0415672450; Chapters 4, 5, 9, 12, 13 & 15.|
There are many other references covering this material; this book is recommended for its relevance to both this and other courses in the degree programme.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Health and Safety Risk Assessment
Interpreting Design Problems
|Keywords||Open Channel Flow; Pipe Networks; Steady Flow
|Course organiser||Prof Paolo Perona
Tel: (0131 6)50 5718
|Course secretary||Mr Craig Hovell
Tel: (0131 6)51 7080