AE2608 Engineering Hydrology and Climate 7.5 credits

Engineering Hydrology and Climate

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 *

Fluid properties. Hydrostatic pressure. The continuity, energy and momentum principles.

Flow in pipes: friction and local losses, systems with pipes and reservoirs

Open channel flow: uniform and non uniform flow, critical flow

Flow measurement, discharge over weirs

Ground water flow: Darcy´s law, hydraulics of wells

The hydrological cycle

Pecipitation, evaporation, infiltration

Surface water: direct runoff, steamflow hydrographs, the unit hydrograph

Hydrologic statistics: frequency analysis, hydrologic design

Intended learning outcomes *

The overall aim of the course is to give i) an introduction to basic principles and theories and computational ability in fluid mechanics ii) fundamental knowledge about the processes in the hydrologic cycle. After the course you should be able to:

-Describe and explain the basic concepts in in fluid mechanics

-Solve problems dealing with hydrostatic pressure, flow in pipes and open channels and ground water flow

-Describe and explain the processes in the hydrologic cycle and the influence

of the climate

-Solve problems dealing with water balance, evapotranspiration, surface runoff, hydrographs and statistical methods

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

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Presented on the course home page three months before the course start

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Assignments, 3.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F

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; 5,5 hp) assignments (ÖVN1; 2 hp)

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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Prosun Bhattacharya

Further information

Course web

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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

Disused from VT17