Hydraulics and Hydrology

Subject 421-516 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 Hours; Non contact time commitment 84 Hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


John Fenton
Subject Overview: Energy momentum principles and their application to a variety of open channel flow problems, uniform flow; unsteady flow in open channels, including the long wave equations and flood propagation by diffusion and kinematic routing; steady gradually-varied flow and the numerical calculation of surface profiles; rigid-boundary and erodible channels and sediment transport in rivers and canals; measurement of discharge; stream flow measurement and characteristics; water surface modelling in irregular channels; river channel morphology; fluvial processes; initiation of sediment motion; sediment transport; channel stability; and modelling of river channel changes.
Assessment: One 3-hour written examination (70%) and one assignment of 1,000 words equivalent (15%) and one assignment of 500 words related to an in-depth investigation.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On successful completion, students should be able to:
  • solve a wide range of commonly encountered hydraulic problems in rivers and canals
  • describe the nature of stream flow, fluvial processes and fluvial morphology
  • understand management issues relating to rivers and flood plains
Related Course(s): Master of Development Technologies
Master of Energy Studies
Master of Engineering Project Management
Master of Engineering Structures
Master of Environmental Engineering
Master of Utilities Management
Master of Water Resource Management

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