CIVL4330

Hydrology

10 Units

This course introduces students to hydrology and the hydraulics of open channels. Topics include an overview 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. Characterisation of steady flow, controls and channel design. Unsteady flow in channels.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Engineering
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand key concepts in hydrology and open channel hydraulics.
  2. Implement solution techniques for common problems in hydrology and open channel hydraulics.
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. Characterisation 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 Assignments
  • Report: Lab Reports *
  • Formal Examination: Formal Examination *
  • Quiz: Hydrology Quiz

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

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

Compulsory Requirements
  • Course Assessment Requirements: 1. Report: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. (Students are required to submit minor technical reports on the experiments.) 2. 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.) 3. Report: 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.)
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for CIVL4330
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