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Civil Engineering (C E)

C E 462 Open Channel Hydraulics (3) Free surface flow in rivers, canals, steep chutes, stilling basins, and transitions.

C E 462 Open Channel Hydraulics (3)

This is an advanced senior level course dealing with steady gradually varied flow. The laws of conservation of mass, energy and momentum are applied to gradually varied steady flow problems in rectangular and non-rectangular channels. Basic definitions and equations governing flow are developed for uniform and nonuniform flow conditions. The students will use their knowledge of fluid mechanics, calculus, numerical analysis and computer science to solve practical open channel flow problems.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: C E 360

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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