This course is designed to introduce and apply the concepts of Fluid Mechanics (fluid statics and kinematics, forces and flow in closed conduits, pipe networks and centrifugal pumps) and to solve problems related to Civil Engineering. It encompasses topics such as fluid statics and fluid dynamics. The pressures and forces in these static and dynamic fluids are introduced, discussed and analysed through equations. It also covers upon the analyses of flows in closed conduits to include minor and major head losses, and pipe networks in a water supply system. The performance characteristics, functions and applications of centrifugal pumps in pipeline systems are also demonstrated and analysed in this course.
Hydraulics is one of the major disciplines of civil engineering. This course introduces the concepts of open channel fluid flow and their applications in hydraulics engineering problems. It covers various aspects of open channel hydraulics including types of open channel flow, design of channel section dimensions, uniform and non-uniform steady flows. Dimensional analysis and the principle of hydraulic similitude in physical modelling are also included. At the end of the course, students should be able to apply the knowledge in solving civil engineering hydraulics problems.
Civil Engineering Laboratory 1
This subject consists of workshops and experiments which are designed to expose students essential problem solving and experimental techniques. Most of the generic attributes that the students must develop at the University are acquired through the laboratory experiments and researches. Laboratory sessions are able to strengthen the students to relate the fundamental theories with laboratory experiments in the field of hydraulics and fluid mechanics engineering. Each student will experiences data collections and performs data analysis and result interpretations. Application of the experimental results to the real civil engineering problem will be highlighted. Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to perform laboratory experimental work to develop the techniques of conducting measurements, data analysis and interpret results in written report, and to develop generic attributes and enhance their ability to participate effectively in a laboratory environment and be able to work as part of a team.