Foundations of Hydrology (CIVL5503)

UNIT OF STUDY

The overall objective of this unit of study is to give a general introduction to water resources, how these are linked to the hydrological processes, and how engineering plays a role in the management of water resources. The aim of this unit is to provide a detailed understanding of: the hydrologic cycle of water as a whole and its specific components including: geophysical flows of water throughout the environment, dynamics of precipitation formations, transformations into runoff, reservoir and lake dynamics, stream flow discharge, surface runoff assessment, calculation of peak flows, the hydrograph theory, ground water flows, aquifers dynamics, concept of water quality and water treatment methods and units. The topics mentioned above will be covered in both qualitative and quantitative aspects. Use will be made of essential concepts of energy, mass and momentum conservation. An intermediate level of integral and differential calculus is required as well as knowledge and use of calculation software such as Excel and Matlab.

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Classes

2hr lectures per week, 2hr tutorials per week.

Assessment

Through semester assessment(50%), Final Exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

CIVL5505

Assumed knowledge: ENGG1802 AND MATH2061 AND CIVL5511.

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