Current Module Sheet
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CIV6746 Postgraduate Module
Design of Water Distribution and Sewer Networks
This module will provide students with a high level of knowledge and understanding as to how aging water distribution and urban drainage systems operate in the UK. Teaching will focus on acquiring knowledge about current regulatory and design practices. Students will also be required to use industry standard software to apply hydraulic and water quality/pollution concepts to evaluate and modify the performance of water distribution and sewer networks. Students will be expected to demonstrate this knowledge and understanding via application in case studies - water distribution network and a sewer network.
The aim of the module is for students to gain a high level of knowledge and understanding of current research and design practice for water distribution and sewer networks. Students will be expected to demonstrate this knowledge and understanding via application in case study designs.
 Demonstrate understanding of the concepts and processes associated with the performance of modern, compliant water distribution and sewer networks.
 Demonstrate a knowledge of current design practice with regard to water distribution and sewer networks in the UK.
 Demonstrate an ability to use industry standard software tools.
 Demonstrate an ability to synthesize and use complex information to produce appropriate technical solutions.
 Apply current design practice in case study applications and so demonstrate an ability to deliver a compliant solution and justify and communicate design decisions.
Individual design report for water distributing system case study
Interview to examine progress on sewer network case study
Individual design report for sewer network case study
Interview to examine progress on the water distribution case study
Please note, these assessments may be subject to change.
|Oral Assessment (Individual or Group) (LO2,LO3,LO4)||10||24/04/2018
|Oral Assessment (Individual or Group) (LO2,LO3,LO4)||10||11/05/2018
|Individual Coursework, this includes lab reports, designs etc (LO2,LO3,LO4,LO5)||80||Nothing
The module aims to provide students with knowledge and an ability to use the latest design methods for water distribution and sewer networks. The assessment involves the application of the knowledge and skills that students have obtained through complex real world case studies. The case studies have been selected to test understanding of significant aspects of water distribution and sewer network design. This requires a high level of knowledge and computational skill and the ability to clearly justify design decisions.
Exam Preparation Folder
Formative feed back will be given during individual oral assessments.
Teaching Methods :
Lectures, software classes, tutorial sessions and directed reading will be used to develop understanding and skills in the application of design tools.
Please note, these are the approximate hours spent on each teaching activity.
|Problem Solving / Example Classes||18
|Independent Study(including Prep for Assessment)||112
Outline of Syllabus:
Water Distribution Networks
Water industry challenges and the need for network models.
Operation of Distribution Networks
Key components, demand patterns, leakage, customer interuptions, integrated management of components.
Hydraulic concepts and theory.
Details of latest research.
Hydraulic Performance of Distribution Networks
Modelling approaches and pitfalls.
Application of software with callibration and verification.
Water Quality Processes and Modelling Approaches
Water quality concepts and theory.
Demonstrating new techniques for modelling and visualising water quality operation.
Application of software.
Latest research and development
Issues such as discolouration, transients, contaminant ingress and microbiology
Types of urban drainage system, regulations regarding discharge consents, climate change impacts on rainfall, application of hydrodynamic concepts, overview of urban drainage modelling concepts, concepts of pollution and water quality impacts from sewer networks.
Health & Safety:
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 Highly RecommendedButler D, Davis JW (2000) Urban Drainage, ISBN 0-419-22340-1
 Highly RecommendedThomas M. Walski, Donald V. Chase, Dragan A. Savic (2001) Water distribution modeling, Waterbury, Conn.:Haestad Press. ISBN: 0965758044
 Highly RecommendedTwort, A.C., Ratnayaka, D.D. and Brandt, M.J. (2000) Water Supply: 5th Edition, Arnold. ISBN: 0340720182
 RecommendedNicolson, N. J. (1993) An Introduction to Drinking Water Quality, Institution of Water and Environmental Management. ISBN: 187075218x