Jim Garland      

Email: jgarland@mecc.edu
Office: Dalton-Cantrell, Rm 219
Voice Mail: (276) 523-2400 ext. 265
Fax: (276) 523-5459
Office Hours:

Monday: 2:15 - 3:15
Tuesday: 10:40 - 1:40
Wednesday: 3:00 - 6:00
Thursday: 10:40 - 1:40

 

 

 

Course Description

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.

 

 

Goals/Specific Objectives

  • 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

 

 

Textbook

Water Hydraulics by Frank R. Spellman, published by CRC Press,

ISBN: 978-156676977-8

 

 

Instructional Methods

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:

 

Category

Points

EXAMS (2)

40%

ASSIGNMENTS

20%

QUIZZES

10%

PLANT VISITS

30%

Total

100%

 

 

 

 

 

Grading scale:  

A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
 F = Below 59

 

 

 

Make-Up Policy

Late assignments will not be accepted.  Tests may not be made up without a documented excuse. 

 

 

Reading Assignments

Week

Online Lesson

Text

1

Converting Units and Problem Solving

N/A

2

Water Hydraulics Basics 1

Chapter 2 – Water Hydraulics

3

Water Hydraulics Basics 2

Chapter 2 – Water Hydraulics

4

Bernoulli’s Theorem

Chapter 3 – Bernoulli’s Theorem

5

Pumping Basics

Chapter 4 – Pumping Basics

6

Head Loss

Chapter 5 – Friction Head Loss

7

Dynamic Pressure

Chapter 6 – Basic Piping Hydraulics

8

Open Channel Flow

Chapter 7 – Open Channel Flow

9

Pump System Controllers for leakage Management

Chapter 8 – Flow Measurement

10

Centrifugal Pumps

Chapter 9 – Hydraulic Machines: Pumps

11

Valves

 

12

Air Release in Piping Systems

 

13

Tanks

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Emergency Statement

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).

 

 

 

Due Dates

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.

 

 

 

Plant Visits

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.

 

 

 

Communication

 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

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
Teachers/Professors
Educational Administrators (principal/superintendent)
Local College Testing Center Staff
Adult Learning Centers
Guidance Counselors
Commanding Officers
Military Education Officers or Embassy Education Officers
Human Resource Representative

Proctors may not be:

Students
Friends
Relatives
Spouses
Direct Supervisors
Direct Reports / Employees
Colleagues at Same Level
Athletic or Assistant Coaches
Personal Tutors