AE2602 Applied Hydrology 7.5 credits

Applied Hydrology

The overall aim of the course is to demonstrate the link between basic theory of hydraulics and hydrology more applied problems in hydrology and water resources development.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Hydrologic processes: pricipitation, evaporation, infiltration etc

Subsurface flow: saturated and unsaturated flow

Surface water: overland flow, open channel flow, hydrographs

The unit hydrograph, synthetic hydrographs

Lumped and distributed flow routing, SaintVenants equations, the kinematic wave

Hydrologic desig, risk analysis

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course you should be able to:

  • Describe the processes in the hydrologic cycle (precipitation, infiltration, evapotranspiration, surface runoff etc )
  • Solve problems dealing with water balance, evapotranspiration, surface runoff, hydrogrpahs, infiltration, reservoar design, frequency analysi,s hydrologic design, risk analysis and more
  • Describe lumped and distributed flow routing and solve Saint Venants equations analyticallyand numerically for the kinematic wave
  • Apply a numerical model for steady, non unform open channel flow
  • Model a system of linear reservoirs

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

At least 180 higher education credits of university studies including basic courses in hydraulics and hydrology at university level. Documented proficiency in English B or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Chow, Maidment, Mays: Applied Hydrology, McGraw-Hill, 1988

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

    Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

    The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

    Other requirements for final grade *

    Written examination (TEN1; 3,5 hp), A-F and assignments (ÖVN1; 4hp), Pass/Fail

    Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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    Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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    Anders Wörman

    Further information

    Course web

    Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

    Course web AE2602

    Offered by

    ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

    Main field of study *

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    Education cycle *

    Second cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Ethical approach *

    • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
    • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
    • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

    Supplementary information

    From Spring 2013 AE2602 replaces by AE2610