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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedGippsland First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dushmanta Dutta


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%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Mohan Yellishetty

Contact hours

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