River Hydraulics

General

Prefix

AHS

Course Number

338

Course Level

Undergraduate

College/School

College of Science and Engineering

Description

Open channel flows and basic hydraulics. Flow resistance in rivers from a fluid mechanics perspective. Non-uniform flow and principles of hydraulic routing of floods. Modeling and applications to design. Sediment transport in alluvial channels. Basics of fluvial geomorphology and fluvial hydraulics. Lab.

Prerequisites

Credits

Min

4

Max

4

Repeatable

No

Goals and Diversity

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Apply the principles of conservation of mass and mechanical energy to the analysis of 1-dimensional open-channel flows. Evaluate, from physical and design perspectives, the applicability and limitations of Bernoulli's principle to prediction of 1-d open-channel flows.

Outcome

Apply the momentum principle to examples of open-channel flows such as hydraulic jumps or supercritical flows. Analyze uniform flows and evaluate applicability to natural or artificially created open-channel flows.

Outcome

Predict water surface profiles using numerical solutions of the governing equations under steady flow conditions, for realistic cases such as lake connections and natural or man-made rivers. Derive hydraulic performance graphs using the general theory of backwater profiles.

Outcome

Synthesize major (basic) elements of the unsteady flow theory, and the derivation of the Saint-Venant (shallow-water) equations. Apply basic concepts of this theory to the analysis of hydraulic routing of floods, and the use of standard hydraulic models.

Dependencies

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