Extension and application of fluid mechanics principles to hydraulic engineering problems. Open channel flow, pipeline systems, turbomachinery, unsteady flow in pipes, diffusion and mixing processes, groundwater, surface water hydrology. Prerequisite: CEE 342. Offered: Wi, Sp.
Class Meeting Times and Location:
Mon, Wed: 3:30-4:20 pm Fri: 2:30-4:20 pm, More Hall 220
Instructor (Weeks 1-5): Professor Jessica Lundquist, phone: 206-685-7493, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, office location: Wilcox 165, office hours: Mon and Wed right after classAdditional Course Information (password protected)
Shara Feld, email@example.com
Course objectives (Weeks 1-5):
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. Draw a flow-net for a real-world groundwater flow situation and discuss.
2. Calculate groundwater flow for 2-D steady state flow with different hydraulic conductivities and geometries.
3. Calculate steady-state flow to a well and describe the assumptions that go into that calculation.
4. Discuss how advection, dispersion, and diffusion affect contaminant transport.
5. Define a watershed and delineate a watershed on a map.
6. Estimate area-averaged precipitation for a watershed using a) simple averaging, b) the Theiss method, and c) distance-weighted averaging.
7. Explain how watershed characteristics, such as soil types, soil moisture, slopes, vegetation, amount of urbanization, and elevation distribution, are likely to affect the shape and timing of a storm hydrograph.
8. Using a record of flow at a gauging station, estimate the magnitude of the 100-year flood.