Office: Dalton-Cantrell, Rm 219
Voice Mail: (276) 523-2400 ext. 265
Fax: (276) 523-5459
Monday: 2:15 - 3:15
Tuesday: 10:40 - 1:40
Wednesday: 3:00 - 6:00
Thursday: 10:40 - 1:40
Introduces the principles of fluid flow and development of practical hydraulics resulting from study of fluid static's, flow of real fluid in pipes, multiple pipe lines, liquid flow in open channels, and fluid measurement techniques. Lecure 3 hours per week. 3 credits.
- Explain and apply the physical principles which govern hydraulic systems in water/wastewater treatment plants
- Classify different types of pumps and their describe their characteristics
- Explain friction head loss in hydraulic systems
- Make open – channel calculations based on design parameters
- Discuss ancillary hydraulic components such as valves, tanks, and flowmeters
Water Hydraulics by Frank R. Spellman, published by CRC Press,
Students are required to read the lessons from the book, along with any lessons that are on the Internet. Any questions that are on the website must be answered and submitted via email. Water/Wastewater plant visits are also part of the teaching methods in this course.
Evaluation Procedures/Grading System
Students will be evaluated based on:
A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = Below 59
Late assignments will not be accepted. Tests may not be made up without a documented excuse.
Converting Units and Problem Solving
Water Hydraulics Basics 1
Chapter 2 – Water Hydraulics
Water Hydraulics Basics 2
Chapter 2 – Water Hydraulics
Chapter 3 – Bernoulli’s Theorem
Chapter 4 – Pumping Basics
Chapter 5 – Friction Head Loss
Chapter 6 – Basic Piping Hydraulics
Open Channel Flow
Chapter 7 – Open Channel Flow
Pump System Controllers for leakage Management
Chapter 8 – Flow Measurement
Chapter 9 – Hydraulic Machines: Pumps
Air Release in Piping Systems
Rules of Conduct
Please refer to the 2013-2014 Student handbook for a complete listing.
Instruction for Students with Disabilities
Students may request academic accommodation for disabilities through the Office of Student services. That office will evaluate the request and make recommendations for appropriate and reasonable accommodations, which the student will provide to the instructor. Individuals requiring temporary handicapped parking accommodations due to short-term illness should also contact Student Services.
All correspondence will be kept confidential.
In the event of a College-wide emergency, course requirements, classes, deadlines, and grading schemes are subject to changes that may include alternative delivery methods; alternative methods of interaction with the instructor, class materials, and/or classmates; a revised attendance policy; and a revised semester calendar and/or grading scheme.
For more general information about a College-wide emergency situation, please refer to:
- College Website
- Emergency Text Messaging or Phone System (276-523-7495).
The instructor reserves the right to make changes or adjustments throughout the semester. Students are responsible to learn of any changes even if class time is missed.
The assignment associated with each lesson is due every Thursday.
This means your first assignment is due Thursday, August 28, 2014.
Successful completion of this course requires you to visit one watertreatment facility and one wastewater treatment facility. You will need to complete a site visit form which is located on the course website. You will also have to submit a report of your visit to the instructor. Guidelines for the visits will be posted on the website.
Since CIV 240 is an online course, each student is expected to have a valid email address which he or she will check at least twice weekly. If you are having problems using your Mountain Empire email address, please contact the instructor as soon as possible.
When sending an email to your instructor for help or sending in an assignment, make sure to have your Course number and Assignment number in the subject of the email. Example: CIV240 Assignment 1.
Exams are proctored. The name and EMAIL ADDRESS of the person who will proctor your exams must be sent to your instructor or you can take the exams in the College Testing Center . The dates for the exams will be announced by your instructor.
Approved Proctors may be:
School or Public Librarians
Educational Administrators (principal/superintendent)
Local College Testing Center Staff
Adult Learning Centers
Military Education Officers or Embassy Education Officers
Human Resource Representative
Proctors may not be:
Direct Reports / Employees
Colleagues at Same Level
Athletic or Assistant Coaches