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Unit Code: CED506

Unit Name: Hydraulics I

Description: This unit will introduce to the students the basic theory and principles necessary to analyze fluid behaviour of fluid at rest or in motion. The course content includes a study of the physical properties of the fluid, fluid pressure measuring devices, intensity of hydrostatic pressure on surfaces, Archimedes law, Steady flow of fluid in a pipeline and flow measuring devices

Learning Target Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this unit CED 506, the student is expected to: 1. Apply the various physical properties of fluids, their symbols and dimensions in a solution to hydraulics problems. 2. Analyse the theoretical principle of hydraulics pressure instruments, i.e. single tube manometer, aneroid barometer, bourdon aneroid barometer, Bourdon gauge and u-tube manometer in measuring hydrostatic pressure at points of a water supply pipeline. 3. Calculate the location of the center of pressure and the intensity of the total Hydrostatic pressure of fluid at rest acting on a plane surface and curved surface. 4. Apply Archimedes principle to calculate the intensity of buoyant force acting in a floating body in fluid at rest. 5. Apply the Hydraulics principle of Stability of floating body to determine the intensity of righting moment and overtuning moment acting in rectangular pontoon when placed in a body of water. 1.2.6 Demonstrate the types of fluid flow, continuity of flow, steady continuous flow and the definition of discharge of liquid in a pipeline ( Laminar and Turbulent flow). 1.2.7Demonstrate the use of venturi meter and pitot tube as flow measuring device to determine the rate of flow (discharge) of liquid in a pipeline. 1.2.8 Demonstrate the use of notches and weir as flow measuring device of fluid discharging in open channel. 1.2.9 Demonstrate the effect of impact of moving fluid in flat and curved surface.

Prerequisite: MTH519

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 12

Offered In: Semester 1