This course introduces students to the notions of mixing, diffusion and dispersion modelling. It extends the theories presented in CIVL2310 Fluid Mechanics to include methods of modelling surface water flows. It also presents modelling of surface water transport processes using convection-diffusion equations and particle tracking methods and describes aquatic chemical and biological processes and examines their kinetics using a range of models. The course introduces methods of estimation of parameters in water quality or ecosystem models.
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment|
|School||School of Engineering|
Semester 2 - 2018
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Introduction to models. 2. Types of models. 3. Transport concepts and definitions. 4. Modelling the diffusion equation. 5. Physical processes in water bodies. 6. Dispersion processes. 7. Jets and plumes. 8. Mixing in rivers and estuaries. 9. Equations of fluid flow. 10. One-dimensional flow. 11. Two and three-dimensional flow modelling. 12. Introduction to physical sediment processes. 13. Sediment transport. 14. Aquatic biology/chemistry. 15. Simple deterministic biological models - predator prey, nutrient limits. 16. More complex biological models involving transport.
|Assumed Knowledge||Content covered in courses CIVL2310 Fluid Mechanics; CIVL4330 Hydrology; CIVL2040 Engineering Probabilities; CIVL2060 Numerical Methods|
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting week 1
Face to Face On Campus
per Week for
starting week 1
|Timetable||2018 Course Timetables for CIVL6410|