HDY443 - Hydraulics and Hydrology

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Subject Title
Hydraulics and Hydrology

Subject Description
This subject will introduce students to the field of hydraulics as it relates to hydrostatic pressures and fluid flow in pressurized pipes and waterways. The purpose is to develop the student?s understanding of the principles and analytical techniques used in the design of various hydraulic structures such as water distribution systems, sewers systems and open channels.  Hydrology for hydraulic design will also be introduced.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Civil Engineering Technology program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Calculate water pressure in standing and moving water systems.
  2. Analyze simple open and closed conduit systems, accounting for flow, pressure and head losses.
  3. Apply hydrologic concepts and methods to account for drainage area, runoff characteristics, flow-rates and time of concentration.
  4. Analyze simple weirs, culverts and storage basins, accounting for flow, pressure and elevation.
  5. Incorporate principles of hydraulics and hydrology into the design of municipal water management systems.

Essential Employability Skills
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.