Course Description for River Engineering and Sediment Transport
River Engineering and Sediment Transport
Prerequisites: CWR 4202C, MAP 2302
Description: This course examines river flow hydrology, the processes of sediment entrainment, transport, and deposition, and the interaction of flow and transport in shaping river channels. Course topics include boundary layer flow; physical properties of sediment; incipient, bed-load and suspended-load motion; bed forms; hydraulic roughness, velocity and stress fields in open channels, scour and deposition of bed material; and bank erosion. The course culminates in the application of principles and analytic tools to engineering interference (diversion, dams, dredging); river training works; and hydraulic model studies of rivers.