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CV2016 Hydrology

[Lecture: 26 hrs ; Tutorial: 13 hrs; Lab: 0 hr; Pre-requisite: Nil; Academic Unit: 3]


Learning Objective :

To introduce the basic topics of engineering hydrology. The student would be able to estimate the risk and probability of occurrence of certain hydrologic events, and in particular, assess the magnitude of the rainfall, and runoff from a catchment. The candidate will also be able to route the flood/flow through channel and reservoir, and conduct evaluation of the stage and potential of flooding. This course also forms the first course towards water resources engineering.

Course Content :

Hydrologic cycle and basic meteorology: precipitation, evaporation and transpiration, infiltration and sub-surface flow, surface runoff. Streamflow measurement, hydrograph analysis, and unit hydrograph. Reservoir yield and storage. Flood routing. Basic concepts of groundwater. Frequency analysis of hydrologic data.

Course Outline :

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Topic

1.

Hydrologic cycle and basic meteorology

2.

Interpretation of precipitation data

3.

Evaporation and transpiration. Infiltration and percolation

4.

Groundwater: aquifers, yield, hydraulics of groundwater flow

5.

Probability in hydrology: data selection, frequency analysis

6.

Hydrologic model

7.

Surface runoff. Streamflow hydrograph

8.

Reservoir yield and storage

9.

Unit hydrograph: derivation, synthesis and applications

10.

Flood routing: storage equation, reservoir and channel routing

Learning Outcome :

After successful completion of the course, the students should be capable of understanding the basics of engineering hydrology and applying the concepts in carrying out quantitative calculations relating to ground water and surface flows.

Textbooks :

  1. Warren Viessman, Jr. and Gary L. Lewis (2012) "Introduction to Hydrology“, Pearson Singapore (Fifth Edition).

References :

  1. Wilson, E.M., “Engineering Hydrology, 4th Edition, Macmillan, 1990