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ENG2204 - Water systems

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader: D Dutta


Gippsland First semester 2007 (Day)


Holistic view of water resources, systems concepts, Fluid properties, Fluid statics, Continuity, Energy concepts - pressure, elevation, velocity, Momentum concepts - jets, forces due to sudden velocity changes, Pipe flow and friction losses - friction equations, TEL, HGL, Bernoulli's equation, D-W equation, minor losses, Manning's equation, Sources of supply (regulated, unregulated, reliability), Data: types, sources, quality, Benefits/costs (at least at conceptual level), Pump characteristics, Pumped storage, balancing reservoir, Water quality, water treatment, water sensitive urban design.


The student is expected to acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of the methods and processes of hydraulic engineering.


Examination (2 hours): 50%
Practical/project work: 50%

Contact hours

2 hours lectures, 2 hours practice classes and 8 hours of private study per week