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Environmental Engineering (ENVE)

ENVE 417 Hydraulic Design (3) Design of water and waste water conveyance systems and storage facilities.

ENVE 417 Hydraulic Design (3)

The delivery of clean drinking water and the collection of wastewater are two of the fundamental activities of municipal or regional governments. Installing new systems or rehabilitating old ones are expensive, large-scale infrastructure projects. Therefore, it is important that these projects be designed correctly and address both current population needs and growth projections for the design life of the project, typically 25 or more years. This course builds on the concepts learned in fluid mechanics and applies them to the design of municipal water conveyance systems. Students learn to apply the appropriate pipe flow equation (Darcy-Weisbach, Hazen-Williams, or Chezy-Manning) to the design of the conveyance system, e.g., drinking water supply, sanitary sewer collection and storm sewer collection systems. Their projects focus on the design of small conveyance systems and use currently available EPA models for water supply, sanitary sewer, and stormwater piping design. Students also learn to perform basic population projections, design water storage towers and design appurtenances such as manholes and storm sewer inlets. Culvert, weir and orifice design also are covered in the class.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2011
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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