PIPE SYSTEM & HYDRAULIC MACHINE (SEMM 4343)
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COURSE INFORMATION
Open or CloseThis course is designed to enhance the knowledge in fluid mechanics. Understanding the principle of open channel flow and the calculation to determine the flowrate. Basic elements of water flow in pipes which are applied to practical problems in pipelines and networks for steady, quasisteady and unsteady flow are emphasized. Analysis of flow distribution using HardyCross method will be practiced. Pressure wave and water hammer analysis will be introduced. This course will also provide the analysis of pump operation and pipe system. Various pump type such as centrifugal pump, axial pump and positive displacement pump will be introduced and analysed.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES Calculate the flowrate for open channel flow.
 Calculate the losses and predict the flow distribution in a pipe network using HardyCross method under a steady flow condition.
 Compute the time to empty the tank under quasisteady flow condition.
 Compute the performances of a positive displacement pump installed in a flow system.

SYLLABUS
Open or CloseOpen channel flow:
Introduction.
Behaviour of flow in open channel flow.
Calculation of specific energy.
Calculation of flow in weir.
HardyCross method:
Introduction.
Application of HardyCross method and head balance method.
Various calculation of energy loss in pipe system.
Calculation of flow rate in pipe network.
Quasisteady flow:
Introduction.
Calculation of depthdependent discharge.
Calculation of time for the flow to reach equilibrium conditions.
Positive displacement pump:
Introduction.
Calculation of slip in pump, flow rate and energy loss in pump.
Performance of positive displacement pump.

ASSESSMENT
Open or CloseTEST 1  20%
14 Dec 2023
BK3 E07
0800  1000
Chapter 1 and 2
TEST 2  20%
18 Jan 2024
BK3 E07
0800  1000
Chapter 3 and 4
ASSIGNMENT  20%
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Hardcopy, no pdf version
Submit on 18 Jan 2024, before 0950, at BK3 E07.
FINAL EXAM  40%
Four questions, one question for each chapter.
(Marks percentage may be changed due to Fluid Panel's decision) 
REFERENCES
Open or CloseOfficial Text book
Potter, Wiggert, Ramadan. 2016. Mechanics of Fluids, SI Edition, 5th Ed. Cengage Learning.Other References Munson, Young, Okiishi, Huebsch. 2010. Fundamental of Fluid Mechanics, 6th Ed. John Wiley and Sons.
 Fox, McDonald and Pritchard, 2004, Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, 6th Edition, John Wiley and Sons.
 Douglas, Gasiorek, Swaffield, Fluid Mechanics, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall.
 White. 2016. Fluid Mechanics. 8th Edition. McGrawHill International Edition.
 Massey, Mechanics of Fluids, Chapman & Hall, London.