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 Winter 2023 term.
Tue Jan 10 - Tue Mar 28 (12 weeks)
- 12 weeks
- CRN 90671
Class meeting times
|Jan 10 - Mar 28||Tue||18:30 - 21:30||Burnaby|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
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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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