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Introduction to Hydraulics CIVL 2161

Civil Engineering Part-time Studies Course

Course details

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.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$767.67

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of CIVL 2161 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 38415

Duration

Tue Sep 13 - Tue Nov 29 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 38415
  • $767.67
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Nov 29 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 2765
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$767.67

Important information
  1. Recommended Prerequisite: CIVL 1020 or CIVL 1120. For more info please visit: commons.bcit.ca/civiltech/
Status

Learning Outcomes

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

Related Programs

Introduction to Hydraulics (CIVL 2161) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Technology
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Civil Technology
    Certificate Part-time

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