Course Details in 2023/24 Session
|Module Title ||LH Surface and Groundwater Hydrology|
|School||School of Engineering|
|Department || Civil Engineering|
|Module Code || 04 34300 |
|Module Lead ||Soroosh Sharifi|
|Level || Honours Level |
|Credits || 10 |
|Semester|| Semester 2|
|Restrictions || Incoming students must have an understanding of basic concepts of forces, momentum and energy transfer, including Bernoulli’s equation, and concepts such as laminar and turbulent flow and Reynolds number. |
Guided independent study-67 hours
Total: 100 hours
|Exclusions || |
|Description || This module will develop students’ understanding of hydrological processes with a specific focus on the surface water and hydrogeological domains. It will illustrate the practical applications of hydrology and hydrogeology and will cover:|
• The hydrological cycle and its components.
• Precipitation processes, types and measurement.
• Surface water flow.
• Hydrograph analysis.
• Rainfall runoff modelling and the Rational Method.
• Storage routing.
• Channel routing.
• Introduction to Groundwater flow.
• Darcy’s Equation.
• Introduction to flow through aquifers.
• Introduction to well hydraulics.
• Confined and unconfined aquifers.
• Steady state well hydraulics.
• Pumping test analysis.
This module provides students with the skills necessary to perform hydrologic modelling and water resources management by increasing students’ quantitative analytical skills.
|Learning Outcomes ||
By the end of the module students should be able to:|
Explain the hydrologic cycle and its components
Explain precipitation processes, surface water flow and hydrographs
Understand the principals of rainfall-runoff modelling and apply the Rational method for designing culverts and channels
Perform hydrologic and hydraulic flood routing
Have a good understanding of the principals of Groundwater flow and Darcy’s law
Understand and solve problems of flow through confined and unconfined aquifers
Calculate groundwater water levels by applying knowledge of well hydraulics
34300-01 : Coursework : Coursework (50%)
34300-02 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
|Assessment Methods & Exceptions || Main assessment (50%) design coursework – report including hydrologic and groundwater calculations for a number of Engineering problems.(50%) end of module assessment:Option A: 2 hour closed book examination at end of module (centrally timetabled May/June exam)Option B: Open book assessment released and submitted via Canvas. |
Supplementary/ReassessmentReassessment to match the main assessment method with due consideration made to any restrictions imposed at the time of reassessment. Students can carry forward passed assessment components from main assessment.
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