Water Resources Engineering - CVEN3501

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The object of CVEN3501 is to introduce engineering hydrology and its application in water resources management and flood estimation. Topics discussed include hydrological cycle, climatology, atmospheric circulation, meteorological measurements, precipitation, interpretation of data, streamflow measurement, runoff components, hydrograph analysis, storm runoff and loss rates, rainfall estimation - IFD diagrams and design hyetographs, concepts of flood estimation, deterministic rational method, probabilistic rational method, time-area methods, unit hydrographs concepts, development of hydrographs using non-linear reservoir and kinematic techniques, groundwater, hydraulic conductivity, Darcy’s law, intrinsic permeability, water potential, hydraulic head, unsaturated zone, aquifers, aquicludes, aquitards, steady state flow, transient flow, effective stress, transmissitivity, storativity, pump test interpretation.


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