Graduate Courses2017-10-02T19:18:01+00:00

Graduate Courses

The following courses are offered by NCCHE faculty:

Introduction to Free-Surface Hydraulics and Sediment Transport: Basic concepts of free-surface flow in open channels with fixed bed, hydrodynamic equations, notions of specific-energy and specific force, velocity profiles for different flow regimes, uniform flow on fixed and mobile beds, channel bends, surface instabilities, gradually varied flow, flow on a mobile bed and sediment transport (bed load, suspended load, total load).

Computational Methods and Applications in Free Surface Flows: Numerical methods in the field of hydraulics and fluid mechanics, including finite difference, finite volume, and finite element methods.

Sediment Transport Modeling: Fundamental theory and numerical methods in the simulation of flow, sediment transport, and morphological changes in rivers. Topics include sediment transport theory, governing equations, boundary conditions, numerical solution techniques, and application examples.

Flow and Transport Processes in Rivers and Reservoirs: Review of free-surface flows with fixed and mobile beds (conservation laws, equations of motion, uniform flow, and gradually varied flow), unsteady flow in open channels, 1D sediment transport in rivers and reservoirs, morphodynamics of rivers, gravity currents in reservoirs and lakes, and diffusion/dispersion of matter in rivers and its environmental aspects.

Pollutant Transport and Water Quality Modeling: Generalized theory and modeling techniques for pollutant transport and water quality in surface-water systems: rivers, lakes, and estuaries.

In addition, the students may take courses offered by Departments of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology and Geological Engineering, Computer Science, and Biology, if permitted by their supervisors. The courses include Fluid Mechanics, Flow in Open Channels, Sediment Transport, Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, Groundwater Model, Contaminant Transport, and Finite Element Analysis.