HYD06008 2019 Hydraulics 201H

General Details

Full Title
Hydraulics 201H
Transcript Title
Hydraulics 201H
75 %
Subject Area
HYD - Hydraulics/Hydrology/Hydrogeol
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
John Casserly
Programme Membership
SG_ECIVL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering

The student will be able to identify, derive and  manipulate the theoretical concepts which underlie basic fluid properties

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Define , derive and manipulate the concepts of pressure, hydrostatic and buoyancy. Apply principles to solving problems involving same.


Derive and manipulate and apply the theoretical concepts which underlie basic fluid properties


Define ,derive and manipulate the concepts of fluid flow using the principles defined in the basic flow equations. Apply principles to solving problems involving same.


Uses standard hydraulic engineering equipment to perform experiments in teams, observe and record data and experimental evidence.


Compile and report in a clear concise manner the findings and results of laboratory experiment.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lecture and Practicals

Module Assessment Strategies

10% Continuous Assessment

20% Practical

70% Final Exam

Repeat Assessments

Resubmit Assessment

Repeat Final Exam

Indicative Syllabus

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Principles of compressibility and pressure, fluid pressure measurement, differential manometers, hydrostatics, forces and moments on vertical and curved submerged surfaces. Water retention structures inclusive of circular sluice gates and submerged sewer outfall gates.
  2. Buoyancy forces and Archimedes principle, definition of derivation centre of buoyancy and stability of floating bodies, metacentre, metacentric height, angle of tilt, time of oscillation, stability of  vessels and pontoons containing liquid.
  3. Fluid properties, compressible and incompressible fluids, dynamic viscosity, kinematic viscosity, viscosity and oiled bearings, torque and power output from a shaft, Stokes falling sphere viscometer, rotating spring viscometer.
  4. Energy & head, fluid flow, continuity equations, Bernoulli's theorem, Torricelli's theorem, hydraulic grade line, hydraulic gradient, piezometric head.
  5. Manipulation of the energy equation and continuity equation. Introduction to siphons. Flow measurement devices introduction to pitot tube, Venturi meter and orifice plate.
  6. The momentum equation, forces exerted by fluids on pipe bends . Forces exerted by a jet on plates. Manipulation of the energy equation. Application of momentum equation forces exerted in pipelines by moving fluids.

Indicative Practicals/Projects

  1. Determine the centre of pressure of and immersed plane.
  2. Determine teh centre of buoyancy, metacentre and metacentric heigh for a floating object. Determine the limiting centre of gravity for the object.  
  3. Determine the hydraulic grade line and hydraulic gradient of a pipe line system.
  4. Estimate the coefficient of discharge for a Venturi meter and orifice plate.
  5. Induce flow and estimate the absolute pressure at the highest point in a siphon. Establish the maximum height and pipeline length for each flow rate.
  6. Determine the force exerted by a free jet on a stationary plate. Estimate the reaction force on a pipe reducer section for a variety of flow rates.


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Exam Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 8 1,2,3
2 Practical Evaluation Report Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 15 4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 70 % Week 15 1,2,3

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Practical/Laboratory Engineering Laboratory practical 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2001 Understanding Hydraulics Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN 0333779061 ISBN-13 9780333779064

Covering the full range of material needed by civil engineering students in their study of hydraulics, this new edition includes hydraulic structures and an introduction to hydrology. Self-test questions, with answers, are included.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources





Hamill .L

Understanding Hydraulics



Douglas J.F and R.D. Matthews

Solving Problems in: Fluid Mechanics Volume 1.

Pearson /Prentice Hall


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