Courses

Hydrology and Open Channel Flow (CIVE 382)

Semester: 

Winter

Offered: 

2019

Calendar Description:    Introduction to the water cycle, flood frequency analysis, and design storms.  Analysis of hydrographs and rainfall-runoff response mechanisms in urban and natural systems.  Mass continuity and water budgets at the watershed scale.  Impact of land use change on hydrologic response.  Quantification and measurement of discharge in channels and pipes, subcritical and supercritical flow regimes.  Dynamic forces on submerged...

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Fluid Mechanics (ENVE 280)

Semester: 

Winter

Offered: 

2019

Calendar Description:    An introduction to fluid mechanics. Fluid properties. Review of fluid statics. Buoyancy. Bernoulli equation. The momentum equation and applications. Laminar and turbulent flow. Dimensionless numbers. Closed conduit flow including friction losses. Pipe network analysis including energy losses and efficiencies. Four lab sessions.  Prerequisite for ENVE 375 Water Quality Engineering, and CIVE 382 Hydrology and Open Channel Flow

 

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Free Surface Hydraulics (CIVE 682)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018

Course Description: This course is about the movement of water under the force of gravity down slopes and through open (free-surface) channels.  The course begins with a review of concepts typically covered in an undergraduate course on open channel flow in order to ensure that all students are beginning more or less on an equal footing.  Following this we will spend some time on important hydraulic concepts such as shear stress, flow resistance, and the development of velocity profiles, which are fundamental to almost any study of open channel flow hydraulics...

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