Hydrology

Course code CIVL6330Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

Hydrology and the hydraulics of open channels. Topics include analysis of precipitation, evaporation, infiltration and runoff. Hydrology, frequency and routing of floods. Yield analysis, climate and hydrologic mass balance. Open channel hydraulics including mass, energy and momentum equations. Characterization of steady flow, controls and channel design. Unsteady flow in channels.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesThe course provides an introduction to hydrology and open channel hydraulics from the perspective of the scientist and engineer. The scientific perspective provides an overview of the hydrologic cycle, whereas the engineering perspective emphasises the application of hydrology to water and environmental design. The course will:
A1. Introduce the discipline of hydrology and open channel hydraulics
A2. Include laboratory experiments to illustrate key concepts
A3. Introduce solution techniques for common problems in hydrology
A4. Develop critical thinking skills
A5. Generate excitement about the course
Content1. Hydrologic cycle
2. Precipitation and intensity-frequency-duration analysis
3. Evapotranspiration
4. Infiltration
5. Runoff
6. Energy, mass and momentum equations in open channel hydraulics
7. Characterization of steady flow
8. Channel controls
9. Channel design
10. Flood frequency analysis
11. Unsteady flow
12. Reservoir routing
13. Rainfall runoff routing
Replacing Course(s)N/A.
TransitionN/A.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeFortran programming, basic probability and statistics and elementary engineering fluid mechanics.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Laboratory
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: FormalStudents must satisfactorily pass the final examination to pass the course.

Criterion fail ensures that students exhibit analytical competency solving problems in hydrology.
Laboratory ExercisesStudents must satisfactorily pass the laboratory exercises to pass the course.

NOTE: Any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear on the course outline normally issues in Week 1.
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for CIVL6330