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# Course Details

This course covers basic fluid mechanics and hydraulics, including the calculation of pressures and forces exerted by static fluids and the solution of steady single-pipe flow problems. In addition, it covers Bernoulli's principle and the use of various energy loss equations. This is followed by the engineering application of hydraulic principles such as: pipe networks, pumps, uniform and non-uniform open channel flow and measurement.

## Prerequisite(s)

Diploma of Technology or Degree in Engineering, Science or Natural Resources And 1st year technical Math strongly recommended.

## Credits

3.0

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# Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

• Solve hydrostatic pressure, force and moment problems involving plane surfaces of regular geometric shape.
• Apply fundamentals of flow continuity principle to solve water balance problems.
• Apply Bernoulli's equation and the concept of total energy to solve for flow and velocity in frictionless closed-conduit problems.
• Solve closed conduit flow problems involving pipe friction losses by applying Manning, Hazen William or Darcy Weisbach formula approximations.
• Assign appropriate local losses for different plumbing fittings such as valves, bends (contraction and expansion) in analysing frictional closed conduits systems.
• Solve flow distributions in a looped water distribution network by applying the equivalent pipe method and the Hardy Cross method.
• Select the most efficient pump(s) for various engineering applications based on pump performance curves without incurring cavitation.
• Apply specific energy principles to assess flow depth and velocity flows in open channel systems under uniform conditions, employing Froud number to determine flow regime.
• Graph specific energy diagrams to assess changes in flow depth and velocity in presence of a hump or lateral constriction in open channel systems under non-uniform conditions to determine when and why hydraulic jumps occur.
• Demonstrate the use of a piezometer and a pitot tube to measure pressure and flow velocity in a closed conduit system.
• Derive flow calculation for weirs of various types.

Effective as of Fall 2009

# Related Programs

EENG 7215 is offered as a part of the following programs:

## School of Construction and the Environment

1. Environmental Engineering Technology
Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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