HYD451 - Applied Hydraulics for Environmental Technology

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Subject Title
Applied Hydraulics for Environmental Technology

Subject Description
This course will provide the student with a working knowledge of hydraulics as it relates to hydrostatics and fluid flow in pipes and waterways.  This course will introduce basic hydraulic principles including hydrostatics, hydraulic energy, weirs, orifices, closed conduits, and open channels.  The principal goal of the course is to understand hydraulic concepts and functional applications in the planning, control, conservation and utilization of water.

Credit Status
One subject credit.

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

  1. Describe properties of water such as cohesion, adhesion, and capillarity.
  2. Calculate the specific weight, specific gravity and viscosity of various liquids.
  3. Compute pressure in water at various depths, on submerged vertical surfaces.
  4. Compute the buoyant force on a submerged object.
  5. Recognize the types of water flow occurring in different circumstances.
  6. Compute the discharge and velocity of water flowing in a simple hydraulic system including orifices and weirs.
  7. Calculate water level, normal and critical depth and flow characteristics in open channels and pipes.
  8. Identify water surface profiles for mild- and steep-sloped channels.
  9. Compute a basic hydraulic jump.
  10. Identify the type of flow pattern in a culvert: inlet control or outlet control.
  11. Communicate hydraulic principles in clear and concise manner.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

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.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

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.