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  Courses 

 Hydrological Models(FALL_2018)

Aims:

Specific course objectives are to develop (i) ability to select and/or develop appropriate watershed models, (ii) familiarity with a range of commonly used modeling approaches; and (iii) skills in model configuration, calibration, and evaluation

Syllabus:

  • Process Representations
  • Model Selection
  • Parameter Screening/ Sensitivity Analysis
  • Model Application
  • Hydrologic Processes
  • Parameter Calibration
  • Uncertainty Analysis
  • Model Evaluation

Text Book:

  • No textbook is required. The class will be primarily taught using notes and handouts provided by the instructor


 Technical English(FALL_2018)

Aims:

To develop the ability to read and comprehend technical texts in the field of CEE. The skills emphasized in this course are vocabulary building, ability to write formal definitions of technical terms and expression and ...

Syllabus:

  • Force Systems
  • Creative Thinking
  • Discussing Dimensions and Precision
  • Statistical Hypothesis Testing
  • Theory and Practice
  • Research and Development
  • Harbor Planning
  • Course Overview and Introduction
  • Engineering Design
  • Data Required for Soil Exploration
  • Requirement Analysis in Engineering
  • Operation of Dams
  • Monitoring and control systems
  • The Portal Method
  • Wind Turbines
  • Airspeed and Groundspeed

Text Book:

  • Technical English for Civil Engineering by Dr. Azmi; Sampt Publications


 Technical English(SPRING_2018)

Aims:

To develop the ability to read and comprehend technical texts in the field of CEE. The skills emphasized in this course are vocabulary building, ability to write formal definitions of technical terms and expression and ...

Syllabus:

  • Course Overview and Introduction
  • Engineering Design
  • Data Required for Soil Exploration
  • Requirement Analysis in Engineering
  • Operation of Dams
  • Monitoring and control systems
  • The Portal Method
  • Wind Turbines
  • Force Systems
  • Creative Thinking
  • Discussing Dimensions and Precision
  • Statistical Hypothesis Testing
  • Theory and Practice
  • Research and Development
  • Harbor Planning
  • Airspeed and Groundspeed

Text Book:

  • Technical English for Civil Engineering by Dr. Azmi; Sampt Publications


 Technical English(SPRING_2018)

Aims:

To develop the ability to read and comprehend technical texts in the field of CEE. The skills emphasized in this course are vocabulary building, ability to write formal definitions of technical terms and expression and ...

Syllabus:

  • Course Overview and Introduction
  • Engineering Design
  • Data Required for Soil Exploration
  • Requirement Analysis in Engineering
  • Operation of Dams
  • Monitoring and control systems
  • The Portal Method
  • Wind Turbines
  • Force Systems
  • Creative Thinking
  • Discussing Dimensions and Precision
  • Statistical Hypothesis Testing
  • Theory and Practice
  • Research and Development
  • Harbor Planning
  • Airspeed and Groundspeed

Text Book:

  • Technical English for Civil Engineering by Dr. Azmi; Sampt Publications


 Water Quality Control(SPRING_2018)

Aims:

Evaluation and control of water quality in streams, rivers, and lakes, Mathematical analyses of patterns of water movement and their relation to water quality

Syllabus:

  • (i) Course curriculum review, Introduction to Water Quality Modeling, (ii) Fundamental Concepts and Mass Balance
  • (i) Water Quality, (ii) Fundamentals of Chemical Reactor Theory
  • (i) Non-Steady State Solution, types of loading, (ii) Advection & Diffusion
  • (i) Rivers & Streams, (ii) distributed systems
  • BOD, Oxygen Saturation, Deoxygenation and Reaeration
  • (i) Streeter-Phelps, (ii) Nitrogen
  • (i) Basic Formulation of Algae Growth and Temperature Models (ii) Thermal Stratification
  • Simple Phosphorus Models
  • (i) Water Quality Modeling Concepts, (ii) QUAL2E/K
  • (i) Microbial and Substrate Modeling , (ii) Toxic Models
  • (i) Sorption and Volatilization, (ii) Metals

Text Book:

  • Steven C. Chapra, Surface Water-Quality Modeling


 Hydrological Models(FALL_2017)

Aims:

Specific course objectives are to develop (i) ability to select and/or develop appropriate watershed models, (ii) familiarity with a range of commonly used modeling approaches; and (iii) skills in model configuration, calibration, and evaluation

Syllabus:

  • Hydrologic Processes
  • Process Representations
  • Model Selection
  • Parameter Screening/ Sensitivity Analysis
  • Parameter Calibration
  • Uncertainty Analysis
  • Model Evaluation
  • Model Application

Text Book:

  • No textbook is required. The class will be primarily taught using notes and handouts provided by the instructor


 Advanced Engineering Hydrology(SPRING_2017)

Aims:

Covers the basic processes of the hydrologic cycle and their applications. For each process students learn the basics of how the physical process works and how it varies spatially and temporally and why. Then they learn how each process can be measured, estimated, or modeled.

Syllabus:

  • Unit hydrographs
  • Convolution
  • Hydrologic routing
  • Stream gaging
  • Flood frequency analysis
  • Peak flow regression equations

Text Book:

  • Chow, V.T., D.R. Maidment, and L.W. Mays (1988) Applied Hydrology.McGraw-HillMcCuen, R.H. (2004) Hydrologic Analysis and Design, 3rd edition. Prentice-Hall.


 RS & GIS Application in Civil Engineering & Lab(SPRING_2017)

Aims:

GIS technology for spatial design/analysis; applications in facilities management, urban infrastructure, water resources, and environmental engineering

Syllabus:

  • Course curriculum review, Introduction to GIS in Water Resources
  • Introduction to ArcGIS
  • Spatial Data Structure
  • Map Projections
  • Data Sources for GIS
  • Spatial Operations and Analysis in GIS
  • Terrain Analysis in GIS 
  • Spatial Estimation: (i) Interpolation Techniques, (ii) Variogram & Kriging 

Text Book:

  • Ormsby: Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop by Tim Ormsby, et al


 Technical English(SPRING_2017)

Aims:

To develop the ability to read and comprehend technical texts in the field of CEE. The skills emphasized in this course are vocabulary building, ability to write formal definitions of technical terms and expression and ...

Syllabus:

  • Course Overview and Introduction
  • Engineering Design
  • Data Required for Soil Exploration
  • Requirement Analysis in Engineering
  • Operation of Dams
  • Monitoring and control systems
  • The Portal Method
  • Wind Turbines
  • Force Systems
  • Creative Thinking
  • Discussing Dimensions and Precision
  • Statistical Hypothesis Testing
  • Theory and Practice
  • Research and Development
  • Harbor Planning
  • Airspeed and Groundspeed

Text Book:

  • Technical English for Civil Engineering by Dr. Azmi; Sampt Publications


 Water Quality Control(SPRING_2017)

Aims:

Evaluation and control of water quality in streams, rivers, and lakes, Mathematical analyses of patterns of water movement and their relation to water quality

Syllabus:

  • (i) Course curriculum review, Introduction to Water Quality Modeling, (ii) Fundamental Concepts and Mass Balance
  • (i) Water Quality, (ii) Fundamentals of Chemical Reactor Theory
  • (i) Non-Steady State Solution, types of loading, (ii) Advection & Diffusion
  • (i) Rivers & Streams, (ii) distributed systems
  • BOD, Oxygen Saturation, Deoxygenation and Reaeration
  • (i) Streeter-Phelps, (ii) Nitrogen
  • (i) Basic Formulation of Algae Growth and Temperature Models (ii) Thermal Stratification
  • Simple Phosphorus Models
  • (i) Water Quality Modeling Concepts, (ii) QUAL2E/K
  • (i) Microbial and Substrate Modeling , (ii) Toxic Models
  • (i) Sorption and Volatilization, (ii) Metals

Text Book:

  • Steven C. Chapra, Surface Water-Quality Modeling


 
 
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