2016 Structural Mechanics and Hydraulics Laboratory I

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Instructor(s)
Nadaoka Kazuo  Nakamura Takashi  Watanabe Atsushi  Kanae Shinjiro  Yoshimura Chihiro  Fujii Manabu  Kinouchi Tsuyoshi  Nakamura Takashi  Hirose Sohichi  Wijeyewickrema Anil  Furukawa Akira  Morikawa Hitoshi  Sasaki Eiichi  Tamura Hiroshi 
Course component(s)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon5-8()  
Group
-
Course number
CVE.N230
Credits
1
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2016/4/27
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course consists of two experiments: (i) experiments on structural mechanics and (ii) experiments on hydraulics.
In the experiments on structural mechanics, through two different experiments, students will obtain a deeper understanding on mechanical properties of structural materials and on fundamental process of structural design, and will obtain the ability to solve the problems in the design and fabrication process. In the experiments on hydraulics, students will obtain a deeper understanding on fundamental principles regarding water flow which have been studied in lecture (Hydraulics I). The two different experiments were conducted, namely “water flow on the weir” and “water wave”.
In this class, students’ performance will be evaluated by three activities: (i) “interview prior to experiment” where students’ background knowledge on structural mechanics and hydraulics will be checked if they already have an sufficient knowledge to conduct the experiment, (ii) “experiment” where students’ attitude and leadership will be considered during the observation and measurement of various phenomena and (iii) “interview after the experiment” where students’ understanding on the experimental results and analysis will be evaluated.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Measure, analyze, and discuss about the properties of structural steels.
2) Understand the fundamental process of structural design, and build bridge model independently.
3) Measure, analyze and discuss about the water flow on weir including characteristics of water pressure and velocity in the potential flow.
4) Measure, analyze and discuss about theory and characteristics of water wave including water height, velocity and orbital of water particles.

Keywords

Material properties, steel, structural design, bridge, blade type weir, potential flow, flow net, water wave

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

In the experiments on structural mechanics, (i) interview prior to experiment, (ii) experiment and (iii) interview after the experiment will be conducted for each experiment. In the experiments on hydraulics, (i) interview prior to experiment, (ii) demonstration of experimental equipment and procedure, (iii) experiment and (iv) interview after the experiment will be conducted for each experiment.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Evaluation of structural material properties by tensile test of steel specimen Theory and characteristics of water wave, observation of orbital of water particles and Shoaling wave, measurement of wave height and velocity
Class 2 Bridge competition (structural design, loading test) Presentation on design concept, design calculations, discussion about load-carrying capacity of bridge using loading test results
Class 3 Flow on blade type weir, Flow net drawing, measurement of velocity and pressure distribution using manometer, pitot tube Data analysis and relevant discussion about flow characteristics on blade type weir including estimation of velocity and pressure distribution using flow net and water discharge.
Class 4 Theory and characteristics of water wave, observation of orbital of water particles and Shoaling wave, measurement of wave height and velocity Data analysis and relevant discussion about water wave including comparison of experimentally determined data with infinitesimal wave theory and characteristics of fluid movement

Textbook(s)

Chitoshi Miki, 『Koukouzou』,Kyouritsu-syuppan(2000/07),ISBN-13: 978-4320073913 (Japanese)
Mikio Hino, Hydrodynamics 『Meikai Suirigaku』, Maruzen (1983/01), ISBN-13: 978-4621027783 (Japanese)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

『JIS handbook Ferrous Materials & Metallurgy I』, Japanses Standards Association(2013/07), ISBN-13: 978-4542136816
Iehisa Nezu, Akihiro Tominaga 『Suirigaku』, Asakurashoten (2000/04), ISBN-13: 978-4254261394 (Japanese)

Assessment criteria and methods

In the experiments on structural mechanics, students performance will be evaluated by individual report (100%).
In the experiments on hydraulics, students’ performance will be evaluated by four activities: (i) interview prior to experiment (10%), (ii) experiment (20%), (iii) interview after the experiment (30%) and (iv) final report (40%).
Students will be given the final evaluation using the average of the evaluations of structural mechanics and hydraulics.

Related courses

  • Structural Mechanics and Hydraulics Laboratory II(CVE.N330)
  • Structural Mechanics I
  • Structural Mechanics II
  • Steel Structures
  • Hydraulics I(CVE.B201)
  • Hydraulics II(CVE.B202)

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Hydraulics I(CVE.B201) (If you have not completed the lecture in the left, please contact to faculties for hydraulics listed below)

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