CIVE 424 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Hydrology and Water Resources
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
CIVE 424
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
5

Prerequisites
  CIVE 208 To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To introduce the Hydrology and Water Resources Science,To give basic information on the development of water resources and to introduce the necessary methodologies,To apply mathematics, science and engineering knowledge to the water resources problems,To gain skills on data collection methods, analyse and evaluation in water resources
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To define the elements of the hydrological cycle
  • To measure the hydrologic data and to analyse the recorded data
  • To evaluate the signifcance of the groundwater in civil engineering
  • To diagnose and solve the problems on water resources
  • To apply statistics to water resources subject
Course Content Introduction to Hydrology and water resources. Hydrometeorological factors. Precipitation. Streamflow. Evaporation and Transpiration. Basin. Hydrograph Analysis. Flood Rooting. Statistical Methods in Hydrology. Reservoirs. Hydrological Design of a Hydraulic Structure. Groundwater Hydrology.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to hydrology and water resources engineering, hydrologic cycle Chapter-1 ; ‘‘Engineering Hydrology’’, Usul Nurünnisa, METU Press, Ankara, 2001.
2 Hydrometeorological factors, numerical examples Chapter-2 ;‘‘Engineering Hydrology’’ ,Usul Nurünnisa, METU Press, Ankara, 2001.
3 Formation of precipitations, measurement of precipitation, estimation of missing precipitation data, correction of data, numerical examples Chapter-3: 3.3-3.6 ; ‘‘Engineering Hydrology’’, Usul Nurünnisa, METU Press, Ankara, 2001.
4 Mass curve of rainfall, areal mean precipitation, resultant hyetograph, depth-area-duration curve, intensity-duration-frequency curve, rational method, probable maximum precipitation, numerical examples Chapter-3: 3.3-3.6 ; ‘‘Engineering Hydrology’’, Usul Nurünnisa, METU Press, Ankara, 2001.
5 Streamflow, discharge computation, stage-discharge relationship, interpretation of streamflow data, unit hydrograph, numerical examples Chapter-4 ; ‘‘Engineering Hydrology’’, Usul Nurünnisa, METU Press, Ankara, 2001.
6 Evaporation and transpiration, measurement and estimation methods, estimation of evapotranspiration, numerical examples Chapter-5 ; ‘‘Engineering Hydrology’’, Usul Nurünnisa, METU Press, Ankara, 2001.
7 Basin, time of concentration, infiltration, numerical examples Chapter-6 ; ‘‘Engineering Hydrology’’, Usul Nurünnisa, METU Press, Ankara, 2001.
8 Review 1st Midterm Exam
9 Hydrograph analysis, unit hydrograph, numerical examples Chapter-7 ; ‘‘Engineering Hydrology’’, Usul Nurünnisa, METU Press, Ankara, 2001.
10 Flood routing, storage equation, reservoir routing, routing in natural channels, numerical examples Chapter-8 ; ‘‘Engineering Hydrology’’, Usul Nurünnisa, METU Press, Ankara, 2001.
11 Statistical methods in Hydrology, frequency histogram, risk analysis, probability distribution functions, numerical examples Chapter-9 ; ‘‘Engineering Hydrology’’, Usul Nurünnisa, METU Press, Ankara, 2001.
12 Reservoirs, determination of reservoir capacity, numerical examples Chapter-10 ; ‘‘Engineering Hydrology’’, Usul Nurünnisa, METU Press, Ankara, 2001.
13 Review 2nd Midterm Exam
14 Hydrological design of a hydraulic structure, design values of different parameters, design steps Chapter-11 ; ‘‘Engineering Hydrology’’, Usul Nurünnisa, METU Press, Ankara, 2001
15 Groundwater hydrology, Darcy law, groundwater flow equations, well hydraulics, numerical examples
16 Overall review and Final Exam

 

Course Textbooks

 

References

Hydrology For Engineers, Thırd Edıtıon, Ray K. Linsley,Max A. Kohler, Joseph L. H. Paulhus, Mcgraw-Hill, Civil Engineering Series. Water Resources Engineering, Mays, Larry W, John Wiley & Sons, 2010. Applied Water Resources Engineering, Yanmaz, A. M., METU Press, 1997.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
-
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
10
Presentation / Jury
-
-
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
50
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
4
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
4
Presentation / Jury
-
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
14
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
    Total
178

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 Adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science and Civil Engineering; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve Civil Engineering problems X
2 Ability to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Civil Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose X
3 Ability to design a complex system, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose X
4 Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for Civil Engineering practice X
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating Civil Engineering problems X
6 Ability to work efficiently in Civil Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually X
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of two foreign languages X
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself X
9 Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility X
10 Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development X
11 Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of Civil Engineering solutions X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest