CE 374K HYDROLOGY

Spring 2004

SYLLABUS 


 

 

UNIQUE NUMBER: 13600

INSTRUCTOR: David R. Maidment

Office: ECJ 8.612

Phone: Campus 471-4620, CRWR 471-0065

E-mail: maidment@mail.utexas.edu

Web: http://www.ce.utexas.edu/prof/maidment/ce374k/spring2004/ce374k.htm

OFFICE HOURS Tuesday and Thursday 2-4PM, ECJ 8.612

LECTURES: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00-12:30PM, ECJ 6.406

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 Monday May 12,  7-10 PM.

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.


SCHEDULE

 

Date

Topic

Text 

Tues Jan 20

Introduction to surface water hydrology

Chap. 1

Thurs Jan 22

Continuity equation

2

Tues Jan 27

Momentum equation

2

Thurs Jan 29

Energy equation

2

Tues Feb 3

Atmospheric water

3

Thurs Feb 5

Precipitation

3

Tues Feb 10

Evaporation

3

Thurs Feb 12

Infiltration and soil water movement

4

Tues Feb 17

Green-Ampt infiltration equation

4

Thurs Feb 19

Review

 

Tues Feb 24

QUIZ

 

Thurs Feb 26

Runoff processes

5

Tues Mar 2

Hydrologic measurement

6

Thurs Mar 4

Hydrologic measurement in Puerto Rico, Channel measurement, Brazos river bathymetry

6

Tues Mar 9

Unit Hydrograph

7

Thurs Mar 11

Runoff Hydrograph computation

7

Spring Break!

 

 

Tues Mar 23

Reservoir and river routing

8

Thurs Mar 25

Introduction to HEC-HMS

8

Tues Mar 30

Rainfall Map to Floodplain Map

9

Thurs Apr 1

Introduction to Hydraulic Routing

9

Tues Apr 6

Introduction to HEC-RAS

10

Thurs Apr 8

Flood frequency analysis

12

Tues Apr 13

Review

 

Thurs Apr 15

QUIZ

 

Tues Apr 20

Flood peaks and hydrologic design

13

Thurs Apr 22

Design storm rainfall

14

Tues Apr 27

Hydrologic design for flood control

15

Thurs Apr 29

Hydrologic design for water use

15

Tues May 4

Field Trip Slides, Field Trip Handout

Hydrologic design for water quality

15

Thurs May 6

Course evaluation and review for the final exam

 

Weds, May 12, 7-10PM

Final examination

 

   


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