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ENE 801: Dynamics of Environmental Systems

Our objective in this course is to understand the principles of reaction kinetics, mass transfer and reactor theory as applied to environmental science and engineering. We will develop the expertise to model environmental systems and to solve systems of differential equations that often arise from the application of the above principles. Our approach is to understand the physical and chemical principles first and then translate that understanding into the language of mathematics and into working models. Students are expected to have a good background in mathematics (including calculus, differential equations and linear algebra) and computers.

Textbook: S.C. Chapra, Surface Water Quality Modeling, Waveland Press, Long Grove, IL (2008)

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ENE 829: Mixing and Transport in Surface Waters

This course introduces graduate students in civil and environmental engineering and other related disciplines to topics involving hydrodynamics and the dispersion of material in surface waters. The course involves a mix of field methods of data collection and interpretation as well as theoretical and computational modeling of surface water phenomena. The emphasis is on modern methods of data collection and modeling. Students will learn to address scientific questions related to mixing and transport of contaminants over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. The course helps prepare graduate students for both professional and academic careers. Projects and problem sets designed to enhance students' understanding will be used to explore the topics.

Textbook: There is no single textbook that covers all the topics introduced in this course.

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ENE 421: Engineering Hydrology

The course introduces students to the principles of hydrology and hydrologic design. Topics include: Introduction to the science of hydrology. Basic conservation principles and water balance. Water in the atmosphere, on the land surface and below the surface. Precipitation. Modern methods of measurement in hydrology and data analysis. Unsaturated flow. Infiltration models. Evapotranspiration. Catchment hydrologic response to precipitation: runoff generation mechanisms (Horton, Dunne). Hillslope hydrology. Hydrograph separation. Equilibrium hydrograph analysis, unit hydrographs, hydrograph synthesis, and reservoir routing. Frequency analysis in hydrology. Hydrologic design of stormwater systems. Groundwater: Darcy's law, flow nets, and well hydraulics.

Textbook: R.S. Gupta, Hydrology & Hydraulic Systems, Third Edition, Waveland Press, Long Grove, IL (2008)

Additional Reading: S.L. Dingman, Physical Hydrology, Third Edition, Waveland Press, Long Grove, IL (2015)

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ENE 422: Applied Hydraulics

This course introduces students to the concepts of energy, momentum and friction and their applications to open-channel flow. Topics include: fundamentals of open-channel flow, rapidly and gradually varied nonuniform flow analysis, confined flows past submerged bodies and in pipe networks, and design applications. The course emphasizes fundamentals and uses both analytical approaches and computer applications (e.g., HEC-RAS, EPANET, MATLAB).

Textbook: M. Hanif Chaudhry, Open-Chanel Flow, Springer, ISBN: 0387301747, Second Edition (2008)

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CE 321: Fluid Mechanics

To gain a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and acquire experience in some applications to engineering practice. Some key topics include: calculation of pressure in a static liquid, manometer equations, magnitude and location of fluid forces on a plane surface, applications of the Bernoulli Equation,using conservation principles of mass, energy and momentum to analyze or design a flow system, using dimensional analysis to present experimental data, analysis of flow in simple pipe systems that incorporate friction losses and minor losses and design of simple pipe systems, using Mannings Equation and weir equations to analyze simple flow situations in a channel, writing technical lab reports and memos based on quantitative data that were obtained to
answer specific questions, lab experiments and interpreting data to answer specific questions etc.

Textbook: Potter, Wiggert and Ramadan, Mechanics of Fluids, Fifth Edition, Cengage Learning, Boston, MA (2015)

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