This course introduces students to 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. Content of this course is similar to CIVL4330.
Availability2018 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2018
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Discuss key concepts in hydrology and open channel hydraulics
2. Implement solution techniques for common problems in hydrology and open channel hydraulics
3. Conduct an investigation of a hydrological problem requiring review of the literature
- Hydrologic cycle
- Precipitation and intensity-frequency-duration analysis
- Energy, mass and momentum equations in open channel hydraulics
- Characterization of steady flow
- Channel controls
- Channel design
- Flood frequency analysis
- Unsteady flow
- Reservoir routing
- Rainfall runoff routing
Content covered in courses CIVL2050 Engineering Computations and Probability; CIVL2310 Fluids Mechanics or equivalent.
Written Assignment: Written assessments
Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Lab reports *
Formal Examination: Examination Formal
Written Assignment: Research Project
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Criterion fail on attendance and submission of laboratory reports ensures that students demonstrate skills in observation and analysis and communication of experimental results.
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Term Full Term
Plus informal student consultation time.
Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term