ENGRCEE 277 Hydrologic Transport Fundamentals (2015-2016)

ENGRCEE 277 Hydrologic Transport Fundamentals

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 277 Hydrologic Transport Fundamentals (Credit Units: 4) Process description, mathematical and numerical modeling of transport processes in surface and ground water. Topics include advection, molecular diffusion, Taylor dispersion, mechanical dispersion in porous media, shear flow dispersion in channels, and turbulent jets and plumes. Prerequisite: MAE 278. Graduate students only. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0122581502.

Recommended Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-9971511425.

. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0486656755.

References:
  • Bird, R.B. et al. Transport Phenomena, 2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2002.
  • Bear, J. Dynamics of Fluids in Porous Media, Dover, 1972.
  • Selected readings from G.I. Taylor, R. Aris, J.W. Elder, and others.
Coordinator:
Russell L. Detwiler and Brett F. Sanders
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
  • Introduction to Computational Engineering Problem Solving (CEE 20) or Introduction to Engineering Computations (MAE 10)
  • Elementary Fluid Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics of Open Channels
  • Environmental Processes
  • Groundwater Hydrology
  • Introductory Numerical Methods
Lecture Topics:
  • Fickian Diffusion (Week 1)
  • Advective Diffusion (Week 2)
  • Analytical Solution of Advective-Diffusion Equation (Week 3)
  • Numerical Solution of 1D Advective-Diffusion Equation (Week 4)
  • Taylor Dispersion (Week 5)
  • Mechanical Dispersion in Porous Media (Week 6)
  • Shear Flow Dispersion in Open Channels (Week 7)
  • Reactive Transport (Week 8)
  • Turbulent Jets and Plumes (Week 9)
  • Modeling Practicum (Week 10)
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Ability to program in Matlab or another high level language. Mathematical modeling project with computational component. Required Lab Software: Matlab.

Laboratory Projects:
Professional Component
Design Content Description
Approach:
Lectures:
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Midterm 40%
  • Final 40%
  • Homework 10%
  • Modeling Project 10%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

Prepared:
August 18, 2014
Senate Approved:
November 10, 2014
Approved Effective:
2015 Fall Qtr