Course Code: 5620576
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Lecturer MEHMET ALİ KÖKPINAR
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

By the end of the course the student is expected to: 1) have a fundamental information for soil erosion by water, its causes, factors affecting it and mechanics of it, 2) have knowledge on the methods of determining the sediment yield rate from watersheds and delivery ratio, 3) have understanding of measurement techniques and calculation methods of suspended and bed loads in streams 4) have understanding of causes and methods of prediction of reservoir sedimentation problems, 5) have knowledge on the local scour process around bridge piers and abutments, constriction scour, and other types of scour around hydraulic structures, and 6) have basic information on the hydraulics of sediment transport through closed-conduits.

Course Content

Hydrodynamics of fluid-solid particle systems. Flow of solid-liquid mixtures in pipes. Installation measuring devices. Sediment transport under wave action. Model laws. (R)

Learning Outcomes

To increase the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering, to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems, and an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.