The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

CIVL6330

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Solve elementary hydrology and open channel problems encountered by engineers

2. Identify hydrology and open channel related problems

3. Conduct open channel experiments in a laboratory setting

4. Demonstrate report writing skills commensurate with master’s level engineering students

5. Summarise and interpret the research literature and apply it to practical problems


Content

  1. 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  

Assumed knowledge

Content covered in courses CIVL2040 Engineering Probabilities and CIVL2060 Numerical Methods (previously CIVL2050); CIVL2310 Fluids Mechanics.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written assessments

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Lab reports *

Formal Examination: Examination Formal *

Written Assignment: Research Project

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Criterion fail ensures that students exhibit analytical competency solving problems in hydrology.
  • 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.

Contact hours

Callaghan

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Plus informal student consultation time.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term