Courses & Units

Hydraulic Engineering KNE711



Closed conduit flow -- velocity distribution and friction factors; pipe networks, surge towers, water hammer. Surface waves, shoaling, breaking, wind generation. Open channel flow -- estuarine bores, hydraulic jumps, critical flow, backwater analysis, flood and surge waves. Weirs, spillways, flood propagation. Engineering Hydrology -- the hydrologic cycle; elements of meteorology; precipitation and forecasting; evaporation from water surfaces; infiltration; unit hydrographs and the rational runoff equation; flood flows, flood routing, retardation basin design, water supply and treatment. CFD and turbulent mixing - fluid kinematics and the Navier-Stokes equations, turbulent mixing and RANS modeling, computational fluid dynamics software and usage.


Unit name Hydraulic Engineering
Unit code KNE711
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Prof MR Davis (Coordinator), Dr AD Henderson, Prof SW Franks
Teaching staff Prof MR Davis, Dr AD Henderson, Prof SW Franks
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,798.00 031301

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Teaching Pattern

3x1-hr lectures, 1-hr unit tutorial, 1-hr Masters tutorial (13 wks), 5x3-hr lab

AssessmentLaboratory and coursework (20%), two final 2-hr examinations (50%), project (30%)
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