This unit extends the knowledge of fluid mechanics learnt in earlier units and applies it in a civil engineering context. A hydrology component covers rainfall and runoff, sustainable stormwater management, flood mitigation, groundwater processes and aspects of environmental engineering. The hydraulics of water supply will be covered, including pipe networks, waterhammer and unsteady flow. You will be introduced to current industry practices including hydraulic modelling and design software such as HEC-RAS.
|Unit name||Hydrology and Environmental Engineering|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Prof Andrew Chan
Dr. Anna Wrobel-Tobiszewska
|Available as student elective?||No|
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1. Analyse pipe networks in terms of steady flows and heads, unsteady water hammer and surge flows in pipelines, free surface waves, hydraulic jumps and tidal bores, and varied channel flow and friction.
2. Design flood routing and management systems on the basis of an in-depth understanding of meteorological prediction and the hydrologic cycle from the precipitation to evaporation, infiltration and groundwater processes using unit hydrographs and rational runoff equation.
3. Apply commonly used environmental tools for environmental design, monitoring, control and remediation.
4. Appreciate the social, economic and institutional factors affecting environmental engineering practice.
|Band||Field of Education|
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Five major assessments: field trip report (10%), group design project (25%), reservoir design project (15%), environmental risk design project (15%) and end of semester exam (35%)
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