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Unit of study_

CIVL5670: Reservoir, Stream and Coastal Engineering

The objectives of this unit of study are to develop an understanding of the processes occurring in lakes, reservoirs, streams and coastal seas, an introduction to transport and mixing in inland waters, and to the design the design of marine structures. The unit will cover the mass and heat budget in stored water bodies, mixing, and the implications for water quality. In streams, natural river systems will be discussed, and the principles of sediment transport and scour, monitoring and management will be introduced. The basic equations for linear and nonlinear wave theories in coastal seas will be introduced, and wave forces on structures and an introduction to design of offshore structures will be discussed.

Code CIVL5670
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites: ? None
Corequisites: ? None
Prohibitions: ? None
Assumed knowledge: ? (CIVL3612 OR CIVL9612) AND MATH2061

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the important transport processes in rivers
  • LO2. demonstrate familiarity with the design of offshore structures
  • LO3. understand the important mixing and transport processes in lakes and reservoirs
  • LO4. demonstrate familiarity with water quality issues in rivers, and develop simple models
  • LO5. understand wave theories.

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