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ENV5104 Advanced Hydraulic Systems

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 28 May 2023


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCNS or GDNS or MENS or MEPR


Understanding and implementing hydraulic concepts is a fundamental skill of the professional engineer. Water is both an important natural resource and a mechanism for potential damage and failure of engineering assets. This course aims to provide the theoretical background and design skills to enable students to solve practical problems relating to water flow.

This course builds on prior knowledge of fluid mechanics, applying hydraulic engineering principles to pipeline and open channel flow systems. Students are exposed to coastal hydraulics, the characteristics of waves and behaviour of natural streams and rivers. The course will focus on the design of hydraulic structures including both static and momentum forces. Concepts of fluid dynamics are applied to closed conduits including the impacts of pressure transients and pipeline surge. Students will utilise numerical packages to model complex hydraulic systems.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 28 May 2023