Spring 2001


Final Examination


UNIQUE NUMBER:             13710

INSTRUCTOR:         David R. Maidment

                                    Office: ECJ 8.612

                                    Phone: Campus 471-4620, CRWR 471-0065

                                    E-mail: maidment@mail.utexas.edu

                                    Website: http://www.ce.utexas.edu/prof/maidment/ce374k/ce374k.htm

OFFICE HOURS     Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-5PM, ECJ 8.612

LECTURES:               Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00-3:30PM, ECJ 9.236                    

OBJECTIVES:           This course is designed to present:

         The movement of water through the phases of the hydrologic cycle

         Modeling of hydrologic systems

         An introduction to hydrologic design

PREREQUISITES:    CE 311S and CE 356

COMPUTER:             Proficiency with computers and familiarity with a spreadsheet program like Excel is expected. There will be some computer assignments using HEC computer programs to be completed in the LRC.

TEXT:                         The required text is “Applied Hydrology” by Chow, Maidment and Mays, McGraw-Hill, 1988. 

                                    The supplemental text is “Handbook of Hydrology”, Ed. by Maidment, which is on reserve in the Engineering Library.

                                    Other materials (e.g., homework solutions) will be distributed or put on reserve in the Engineering Library.

CLASS FORMAT:    Lectures supplemented with outside reading, homework, and exams.

CLASS OUTLINE:    See attached.

GRADING:                Quizzes, 2 @ 25%       = 50%

                                    Homework                   = 15%

                                    Final Exam                   = 35%

Any problems, personal or otherwise, affecting grades should be brought to the instructor's attention.

HOMEWORK POLICY:       Homework assignments are due in by 5PM on the day assigned. There is a box outside my door in ECJ 8.6 for turning in assignments after the class hour, if necessary. Homework must be done on clean paper, stapled in the top left corner, have your name in the top right corner, and your name, class and assignment number written on the outside when the homework is folded in half.

EXAMINATIONS:    There will be two 75 minute inclass examinations and the final examination. Each examination will be closed book, although you will be allowed a 1-page review sheet, and will be given on the date and time indicated. Missed examinations may be made up only if the reason for missing was illness or some other emergency. Final Exam is scheduled to be given on Saturday May 12, 


EVALUATION:         The University Measurement and Evaluation Center forms will be used during the last week of class to evaluate the course and the instructor.

DISHONESTY:          University procedures will be followed in dealing with cases of suspected scholastic dishonesty. 

ATTENDANCE:        Regular class attendance is expected in accordance with The University's General Information catalog and the College of Engineering policy (see the section on Attendance in the Undergraduate Catalog).

IMPORTANT NOTE:          The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate academic adjustments for qualified students with disabilities. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259, 471-4241 TDD or the College of Engineering Director of Students with Disabilities at 471-4321.

Important Dates

January 19 Friday. 

Last day of the official add/drop period; after this date, changes in registration require the approval of the chairman and usually the student's dean. (See General Information, chapter 4, for required approvals.)

Last day undergraduate students may register without the approval of the registrar.

Last day graduate students may register and pay fees without the approval of the graduate dean.

January 31 Wednesday. 

Twelfth class day. Last day an undergraduate student may add a course except for rare and extenuating circumstances.

Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, add a course.

Payment for added courses (add bill) due.

Last day to drop a course for a possible refund.

February 1 Thursday. 

Last day to apply for a graduate degree.

February 12 Monday. 

Last day an undergraduate may drop a course without a possible academic penalty. The instructor must assign a "Q" symbol or a grade of F.

March 12-17 Monday-Saturday. 

Spring break.

March 26 Monday. 

Last day an undergraduate student may, with the dean's approval, withdraw from the University or drop a course except for urgent and substantiated, nonacademic reasons.

Last day to change registration in a course to or from the pass/fail or credit/no credit basis.

Last day to apply for an undergraduate degree.

April 11-13 Wednesday-Friday, 16-20 Monday-Friday. 

Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the summer session and the fall semester.

April 13 Friday. 

Deadline for master's degree candidates to have all incompletes removed from their Programs of Work; grade change forms must be submitted by instructors to the Office of Graduate Studies by this date.

April 16-21 Monday-Saturday. 

Registration for the summer session for continuing and readmitted students.

April 23-May 5 Monday-Saturday.

Registration for the fall semester for continuing and readmitted students.

May 4 Friday.

Master's Report, Master's Thesis, and Doctoral Dissertation due.

Last day a graduate student may, with the approval of the instructor, the graduate adviser, and the graduate dean, drop a course. The instructor must assign a "Q" symbol or a grade of F.

May 7-8, 13 Monday-Tuesday, Sunday. No-class days.

May 9-12, Wednesday-Saturday, May 15-16 Monday-Tuesday. 

Spring semester final examinations except in the School of Law. 






Tues Jan 16

Introduction to surface water hydrology

Chap. 1

Thurs Jan 18

Continuity equation


Tues Jan 23

GIS Hydrology


Thurs Jan 25

Momentum and energy


Tues Jan 30

Atmospheric water


Thurs Feb 1



Tues Feb 6



Thurs Feb 10

Infiltration and soil water movement


Tues Feb 13

Green-Ampt infiltration equation


Thurs Feb 15



Tues Feb 20



Thurs Feb 22

Runoff processes


Tues Feb 27

Runoff losses and velocity


Thurs Mar 1

Hydrologic measurement


Tues Mar 6

Unit Hydrograph


Thurs Mar 8

Runoff Hydrograph computation


Spring Break!



Tues Mar 20

Corps Water Management System


Thurs Mar 22

Reservoir and river routing


Tues Mar 27

RAS demonstration on the Llano River, NWIS


Thurs Mar 29

LIDAR, Introduction to HEC-HMS


Tues Apr 3

Hydrologic Statistics


Thurs Apr 5

Flood frequency analysis

12, 13

Tues Apr 10



Thurs Apr 12



Tues Apr 17

ArcGIS Hydro data model


Thurs Apr 19

Urban Stormwater (Dr Larry Roesner)


Tues Apr 24

Design storm rainfall


Thurs Apr 26

Storm Water Management Model (SWMM)


Tues May 1

Design storms and design flows


Thurs May 3

Course evaluation and review for the final exam


Thurs,  May 10, 5PM, ECJ 8.6

Turn in Final examination




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