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Hydrology for engineer

ENV-221

Enseignant(s) :

Rinaldo Andrea

Langue:

English

Summary

Hydrology for Engineers is an introduction to the study of floods, droughts and a fair distribution of water. The course will introduce to hydrologic materials and methods: fluid mechanics (including open channel flow), probability and statistics, surface and subsurface hydrological processes

Content

1) Introduction. Hydrologic cycle. Hydrologic processes

2) Precipitation: Types, variability, characterization. Evaporation. Infiltration.

3) Surface hydrology: runoff and streamflow. Rainfall excess. Hydrologic response.

6) Surface hydrology: Reservoir and streamflow routing.Open channel hydrology

7) Probability and statistics in hydrology. Return Period. Frequency analysis, risk

8) Subsurface hydrology:  saturated flow. Porous formations. Well hydraulics.

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Elementary Fluid Mechanics; Hydraulics (in particular, Open Channel Flow)

Important concepts to start the course

The student should keep in mind the twofold aim of the course: explore the large engineering impact of hydrologic design; and appreciate teh great scientific questions currently debated

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Use of power point aids will be made, also reproducing several Figures of the textbook for clarity and completeness. Extensive use of the blackboard for all analytical developments.

The textbook is chosen purposedly because it is the one employed in the ENV-221 Class in Water Resources Engineering, an international standard on the subject to which EPFL students are intended to be aligned. (Copies of the textbook to borrow are available, besides the Library ones, upon request to: anna.rothenbuehler@epfl.ch)

Assess progress against the plan. Students will be probed to adapt the plan as appropriate.

Expected student activities

Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time

Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.

Use a work methodology appropriate to the task. Regular attendance to classes and exercise sessions and a moderate amount of homework  should suffice to complete the class requirements in a satisfactory manner

Knowledge of Matlab is recommended. Programming will be required.

Assessment methods

Homework (30%)

Mid term exam (20%)

Final written exam 120 min (50%)

Homework supervision by the course assistants is guaranteed. Teacher available in office hours and upon appointment (contact directly: andrea.rinaldo@epfl.ch)

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No
Others

Assistant to the course are:

Paolo Benettin (paolo.benettin@epfl.ch)

Flavio Finger (flavio.finger@epfl.ch)

Weekly supervision of course work by the course assistants is guaranteed. Teacher available in office hours and upon appointment (contact directly: andrea.rinaldo@epfl.ch)

Resources

Bibliography

Slides/Class Notes

Support textbook: Water Resources Engineering, Larry W. Mays. 2nd Revised edition, 2010, Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-46064-1

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

Essentials for completion of the course will be self-contained in the Class notes -- uploaded weekly through the Moodle Platform

Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

Water Resources Engineering (ENV-424)

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
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En construction
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
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légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand