Course code THT300

THT300 Water Engineering

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Course responsible: Kim Aleksander Haukeland Paus, Vegard Nilsen
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in the autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in the autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2003-2004
Preferential right:
Ranking: 1. Students who have the course as mandatory in their study plan; 2. Students on the following study programmes: M-VM and M-IØ; 3. Students with most ECTS credits. If there are not enough slots in group one the students will be ranked by their ECTS credits.
Course contents:
This course introduces methods and technologies for water resources engineering, including hydraulic models for rivers and canals as well as drinking water, stormwater and sewer networks: Repetition of pressurized flow, hydraulic modeling of water distribution networks (EPANET), open channel flow, water surface profile computations including computer models (HEC-RAS), basic unsteady open-channel flow, hydraulic models for sewer networks (SWMM), flood discharge calculations and frequency analysis, urban hydrology including precipitation, interception, depression storage and infiltration, simple rainfall-runoff models, hydrologic routing and computation of detention storage, evaluation of erosion risk in rivers and channels, design of channels, culvert hydraulics including computer models (HY-8), weir hydraulics, street and highway drainage. The compulsory assignments will provide the students with a solid introduction to the above-mentioned computer models.
Learning outcome:
Upon completion, the students should be able to use methods and computer tools for modelling, analysis, planning and management of technical installations in rivers and water and wastewater networks.
Learning activities:
1) Lectures with integrated exercises (both hand calculations and computers), 2) Compulsory assignments related to the computer models used in the course, 3) Hydraulic lab exercise(s), 4) Visit at the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate NVE, 5) Dedicated exercise sessions if a teaching assistant is available.
Teaching support:
There will be some time set apart in some of the lectures for assistance with the compulsory assignments.

Main textbook (selected chapters): Chin, David (2013): Water-Resources Engineering, 3rd edition (International Edition).

Parts of NVE (1998), Vassdragshåndboka, 1. utgave (available online)

Other literature (reports/articles) will be made available in Canvas.

Knowledge of fluid mechanics/hydraulics equivalent to the pair of courses TPS200 (formerly FYS210) and TPS210. Knowledge of water and wastewater engineering equivalent to the course THT261. Basic knowledge of hydrology equivalent to VANN200.
Recommended prerequisites:
Working knowledge of engineering mathematics and statistics.
Mandatory activity:
Compulsory assignments related to the computer models in the course. Compulsory attendance at hydraulic lab exercise(s).
One final written exam (3,5 hours).
Nominal workload:
For a course of 15 credits, ca. 450 hours of work in total is normally to be expected.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science.
Type of course:
Lectures with integrated exercises: approx. 80 hours. 1-day excursion to NVE. Problem solving sessions: approx. 20 - 30 hours if a teaching assistant is available. Lab exercises: 2 - 4 hours.
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidates exams as a calibration according to the Faculty's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / F