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CE 272 Fluid Mechanics

Definitions, physical properties. Hydrostatics, forces on plane and curved surfaces, buoyancy, hydrostatics in moving and rotating containers. Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions, derivatives, rate of deformation, flowlines. Sytem and control volume approach, Reynolds transport theorem, principles of conservation of mass, momentum and energy, Bernoulli equation. Dimensional analysis, Buckingam pi theorem, similitude.

CE 372 Hydromechanics

Laminar and turbulent flows. Friction factor in pipe flow. Computation of flow in single pipes : Hydraulic machinery : turbines and pumps. Pipeline systems and networks. General characteristics and classification of open channel flow : pressure and velocity distribution. Continuity equation. Energy concept. Momentum principle. Unifrom flow. Rapidly varied flow gradually-varied flow. Design of nonerodible and erodible channels.

CE 374 Fluid Mechanics (For non-CE students)

Definitions and fluid properties, surface and body forces. Hydrostatics. Kinematics. Basic equations and their applications : system and control volume concepts, Reynolds transport theorem, conservation of mass, momentum and energy. Pipe flow: flow in smooth and rough pipes, frictional losses, Moody chart, minor losses, simple pipe systems. General characteristics and states of open channel flow, uniform flow, energy and momentum concepts.

CE 410 Civil Engineering Design

Involving the students in the conception, planning and design of civil engineering projects. Integration of information, ideas, and concepts from previous courses of different disciplines into a comprehensive design effort. Methodology for formulating and solving design problems in an open-ended solution space. Ethics, professional responsibilities.

CE 419 Computer Application in Hydraulics

Presentation of software and computer tools relevant to hydraulic engineering problems including design of orifices and weirs, water level computations, drainage inlet design, culvert hydraulics, pressure piping systems and water quality analysis, storm sewer design and gravity piping systems and sanitary sewer design.

CE 428 Hydrosystems Engineering and Management

Introduction. Descriptions of hydrosystems, the systems concept, economics of hydrosystems, system analysis techniques, linear programming applications, uncertainity and reliability analysis of hydrosystems, applications in surface and groundwater systems.

CE 458 Design of Hydraulic Structures

Dam design concepts. Design of overflow and outlet structures, frontal overflow, side channel, morning glory overfall, siphon, free fall, chute, cascade spillway. Design of dissipation structures, hydraulic jump and stilling basin, drop structures and plunge pools, trajectory basins. Design of bottom outlets, gate types, hydraulics of high head gates, air entrainment, cavitation. Design of intake structures, hydraulic losses, vortex formation, hydraulic loadings, control gates and valves, penstock.

CE 473 Open Channel Hydraulics

General equation of gradually varied flows (GVF). Types of channel slopes. Characteristics and classification of GVF profiles. Solution of GVF equations. Characteristics of rapidly varied flow. Flow over spillways. Crest shape and discharge of the overflow spillways. Basic characteristics of the jump. Stilling basins. Flow measurement in open channel. Types of flow measurement structures. Sharp-, short-, and broad-crested weirs.

CE 475 Introduction to Groundwater Flow Modeling

Governing equations of groundwater flow. Review of modeling techniques and their comparison. Analytical models. Numerical models by finite differences. Applications of selected models.

CE 478 Dimensional Analysis and Theory of Hydraulic Models

Introduction. Fundamental principles of dimensional analysis. Dimensions and units. General transformation of units of measurement. Dimensional homogeneity. Buckingham’s theorem. Complete set of dimensionless products in fluid mechanics. Geometric, kinematic, dynamic, complete and incomplete similarities. Distorted modeling. Modeling of closed-conduit and free-surface flows. Similarity in sediment transport.

CE 533 Hydraulic System Design

Review of fundamentals. Analysis and computation of steady and unsteady nonuniform flow in open channel systems. Flood routing methods. Hydraulic analysis and design of controls for free surface.

CE 534 Fluid Transients in Closed Conduits

Fluid transient flow (water hammer) concepts. Basic differential equations for transient flow. Solution of differential equations by Method of Characteristics. Transients caused by turbopumps. Transients in hydroelectric power plants. Column separation, air release and entrapped air. Methods for controlling transients : wave speed reduction methods, air chambers, surge tanks.

CE 535 Water Resources System Engineering-I

Systems analysis concepts, terminology, phases. System approach to solving water resource problems. Nature and objective of and mathematical models for water resource systems. Review of optimization techniques. Linear programming: Classical optimization methods, separable programming. Search techniques. Computer applications, case studies. Simulation methods for design of water resource systems introduced.

CE 539 Advanced Mechanics of Fluids-I

Differential analysis of fluid flow; conservation of mass, steam function, Navier-Stokes equations. Exact solutions for viscous laminar flows. Euler equation, Bernoulli equation. Potential flow; velocity potential, elementary plane flows; superposition. Laminar boundary layers, flat plate, separation, lift and drag. Turbulence; Reynolds averaging, turbulent stresses, eddy viscosity, mixing length theory, near-wall turbulence. Measurement of discharge, pressure, velocity and turbulence.

CE 570 Advanced Mechanics of Fluids-II

Governing equations of fluid flow. Coordinate systems. Potential flow, complex potential, method of images, 3-D potential flows. Boundary layer theory, 2-D boundary layer. Turbulence; validity of Navier-Stokes equations for turbulence. Modeling of turbulent flow; closure problem, second order closure turbulence models, near wall turbulence models.

CE 575 Sediment Transport-I

Introduction, sediment transport phenomena in free surface flows, scour criteria, bed load, suspension, and total load theories, bedform mechanics, resistance laws, special topics in sediment transport.

CE 576 Sediment Transport-II

Hydrodynamics of fluid-solid particle systems. Flow of solid-liquid mixtures in pipes. Installation measuring devices. Sediment transport under wave action. Model laws.

CE 580 Computational Techniques for Fluid Dynamics

Governing equations, turbulence models. Finite differences, errors and stability. Methods for wave, heat, Laplace, Burgers and Navier-Stokes equations. Grid generation, structured and unstructured mesh systems, Finite volume method, conservative discretization, approximation of surface and volume integrals, interpolation practices, implementation of boundary conditions.