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Introduction to Hydraulics CIVL 2161

Civil Engineering Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

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

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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:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Construction and the Environment

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

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