An introduction to the terminology, physics and applications of hydrostatics and hydraulics, this course covers fluids at rest and in motion. Topics include the properties of water, fluid pressure, hydrostatic force and buoyancy, head loss and the application of Bernoulli’s equation to hydraulic systems. Students will use energy conservation methods to solve pipe systems with multiple branches.
- 50% in CIVL 1120
Below is one offering of CIVL 2161 for the Fall 2022 term.
Tue Sep 13 - Tue Nov 29 (12 weeks)
- 12 weeks
- CRN 38415
Class meeting times
|Sep 13 - Nov 29||Tue||18:30 - 21:30||Burnaby SW03 Rm. 2765|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Discuss fluid properties and hydrostatic pressure.
- Explain the principle of buoyancy and calculate the buoyant force on a submerged object.
- Apply Bernoulli’s equation to practical pipe flow problems.
- Solve simple hydraulic flow problems using energy conservation methods.
Effective as of Winter 2011
Introduction to Hydraulics (CIVL 2161) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Construction and the Environment
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