CE 261 Open Channel Flow - Spring 2014

University of Vermont

Instructor: Ibrahim Mohammed, 23 Mansfield Ave, Room 208A, 802 656 7351, imohamme@uvm.edu

Lectures: Mon, Wed, Fri, 11:45 - 12:35 pm, 207 Votey Hall

Office Hours: Mon, Wed 1:00 - 2:00 pm. You may send me email any time to ask a question or request a meeting outside these times.

Text: Chaudhry, M.H. (2008). Open Channel Flow (2nd Edition), Springer, 524 p. ISBN: 978-0-387-30174-7.


To obtain an understanding essential to the analysis of open channel flow that is needed for the planning, design, and operation of water resources projects.  Gaining exposure to present modern computational procedures for the analysis of open channel flow and other necessary up to date information.

Learning Objectives
  1. Form a good understanding of the basic physical principles that govern the way water flows in open channels,
  2. Acquire analytical and mathematical skills needed to describe and predict open channel flow behavior using modern computational tools,
  3. Effectively apply these principles and skills {objectives 1 & 2} to the engineering solution of open channel systems problems.    

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