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The course develops topics in hydraulics of interest to civil engineers. It demonstrates the link between well-developed theoretical studies and their practical application in river, environmental, offshore and coastal engineering. The course begins with water wave theory with particular application to coastal and offshore engineering. This is followed by consideration of boundary layer development over a flat plate and curved surfaces, leading to boundary layer separation and forces on immersed bodies. These topics are also part of the EM40JJ Fluid Dynamics course. The second part of the course is mainly concerned with the analysis of open channel and river flows and sediment transport. The mechanics of open channel flow are first addressed, mainly focussed on steady, rapidly and gradually varied flow problems applied to artificial and natural channels. This is followed by consideration of fundamental aspects of sediment transport, including threshold criteria and the calculation of bed load and suspended load transport.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||10 credits (5 ECTS credits)|
1. Wave mechanics: linear wave theory; wave kinematics; wave energy and power; wave forces on structures (5 lectures).
2. Boundary layer flow: boundary layer description; momentum integral equation; laminar and turbulent boundary layer over flat plate; boundary layer separation and fluid drag (5 lectures).
3. Open Channel Flow: steady uniform flow; Manning equation; critical and rapidly-varied flow; St Venant equations; steady gradually-varied flow profiles (5 lectures).
4. Sediment transport: threshold of motion; bed load; suspended load; bed forms; stable channel design; state of the art and future developments (5 lectures).
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Invigilated on-campus exam (3 hours) (100%)
Alternative Resit Arrangements
Resit of only the failed assessment component(s)
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|