10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: A-level maths and physics or equivalent recommended

Aims/Description: Open channel flows are common in Civil Engineering, from rivers and sewers to culverts and treatment channels. Our ability to understand open channel flows allows us to manage these types of flow in urban and rural environments. This module will equip students with the understanding and ability to analyse open channel flows. This will be achieved through lectures, laboratory classes and tutorial sheets, where theory is reinforced through practical experimentation and problem solving. A particular feature of the module is the development of student driven, enquiry based learning through increasingly flexible and self-driven small group laboratory and e-learning resources.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Civil and Structural Engineering):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK