ENV2103 Hydraulics I
In common with many other areas of engineering, the body of knowledge within the traditional fluid mechanics areas has expanded widely to a point where the different disciplines of engineering need different specialised knowledge. This is reflected in the acceptance of "hydraulics" or "hydraulic engineering" as a specialist field of study of prime interest to civil, mining, environmental and agricultural engineers. Since water can largely be regarded as incompressible, some of the traditional concepts of fluid mechanics need to be treated only briefly to permit a greater grounding in the types of problems encountered by hydraulic engineers. The course seeks to provide grounding in fluid statics, steady uniform and non-uniform incompressible flow in pipelines and channels, pumped systems, culvert hydraulics and flow measurement.