Hydraulics and Hydrology
Course Description:The course introduces the basic theory, engineering, and design technology related to hydrology and drainage areas, storm water runoff, and stream flow analysis. The student is also introduced to the basic theory and engineering design of the hydraulic flow in pipes and in open channel systems. Design concepts, techniques, and illustrations of hydrology and hydraulics are covered.
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Computer Applications In Hydraulic Engineering – W/CD, 7th Edition, Walski, Barnard, Durrans, ISBN: 9780971414167
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES:
- Access to a personal computer and printer
- Access to Microsoft Office (specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
- Internet connection
See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
Program Learning Outcome: Understand basic hydraulic and mechanical problems
Course-level learning outcomes:
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Define storm water management
Describes properties of waters such as cohesion, adhesion, and capillarity
Compute pressure in water at various depths and with varying surfaces
Develop energy grade line and hydraulic grade line for basic systems
Calculate flows through an orifice, over a weir, and under a gate
Identify and compute critical depth in a channel
Analyze an existing culvert for adequacy using inlet and outlet control
Determine peak runoff by the Rational Method and NRCC Method
Compute pipe sizes in a storm sewer design
Make use of various technologies to organize, acquire, and convey information
Communicate with clarity and precision regarding designs and concepts
Demonstrate mastery of computer aided drafting (CAD) by constructing engineering, mechanical, and geometrical drawings.
Demonstrate ability to sketch, letter, and generate line-work to describe various objects.
Demonstrate ability to read and produce drawings involving orthographic projection, sections, pictorial and auxiliary views.
Demonstrate a wide range of mathematical skills including plane trigonometry, strength of materials, technical, and other engineering problems, including theories learned in engineering mechanics.
Demonstrate ability to use standard surveying equipment to make measurements and calculations to run a traverse, establish levels, keep notes and produce required drawings.
Demonstrate ability to analyze physical and mechanical properties of soil and concrete.
Demonstrate ability to solve basic hydraulic problems using the theory of incompressible fluids.
Demonstrate on-site skills required to establish grades, locate property lines and utilities and produce plots and calculate cut and fill by average-end-area.
|Quizzes, Unit Tests, Skills Demonstration and Performance, Projects, Final Exam|
Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
Learning outcomes are determined by measuring the ability of each student to retain the learning objectives of the course. Performance-based methods, such as completion of assigned projects, general knowledge tests, oral and written presentations of assignments, group discussions, observation of mastery of critical skills and analysis of the final product will determine the final grade on this course.
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