Hydrology

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COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title
HYDROLOGY
Code
Year
Semester
T+P+L
(Hour/Week)
Credits
ECTS
0201601
Third
Year
Spring
Semester
3+0+0
3
5
Department
Civil Engineering
Course Level
First Cycle (B.Sc.)
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Course Type
Compulsory
Mode of Delivery
Face-To-Face
Prerequisites and co-requisites
None
Recommended Optional
Programme Components
Name of Lecturer
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Osman YILDIZ
Co-Lecturer
Res. Asst. Gaye OĞUZTÜRK
Work Placement
Summer practice (office, 3 weeks; hydraulics, 3 weeks)
Teaching Methods
Lecturing. Problem solving.
Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course is provide the basic hydrological information & tools
which are essential in the design of hydraulic structures.
The main hydrological concepts, methodologies and information are provided to
assess the design data for hydraulic structures.
Learning Outcomes
Course Content
Hydrologic cycle. Basic hydro-meteorological parameters: vapor pressure, temperature,
humidity, precipitation etc. Precipitation. Precipitation measurement. Measurement
errors. Missing data. Precipitation intensity. Total precipitation. Hyetograph.Spatial
distribution of precipitation. Precipitation depth-area-duration curves. Precipitation
intensity-duration-frequency curves.Evaporation. Transpiration. Evapotranspiration.
Infiltration. Infiltration capacity. Infiltration indices.Groundwater flow. Confined and
unconfined aquifers. Well hydrology. Hydrograph analysis. Surface flow. Interflow.
Base flow. Discharge rating curves. Unit hydrograph theory. Separation of hydrograph.
, transposition and S-curve techniques, flood computations.Synthetic unit hydrographs.
Surface flow hydrology. Flood routing methods. Rainfall-runoff models. Hydrologic
modeling. Parametric models. Distributed models. Statistical methods in hydrology.
Risk analysis. Flood frequency analysis. Gumbel probability distribution. Floods with
different return periods.Correlation. Linear regression analysis.
1
COURSE CONTENT (SYLLABUS)
Week
Topics
Study Materials
1
Hydrologic cycle. Basic hydro-meteorological parameters: vapor pressure,
temperature, humidity, precipitation etc.
2
Precipitation. Precipitation measurement. Measurement errors. Missing data.
Precipitation intensity. Total precipitation. Hyetograph.
3
Spatial distribution of precipitation. Precipitation depth-area-duration curves.
Precipitation intensity-duration-frequency curves.
4
Evaporation. Transpiration. Evapotranspiration.
5
Infiltration. Infiltration capacity. Infiltration indices.
6
Groundwater flow. Confined and unconfined aquifers. Well hydrology.
7
Hydrograph analysis. Surface flow. Interflow. Base flow. Discharge rating
curves.
8
MIDTERM EXAM
9
Unit hydrograph theory. Separation of hydrograph. , transposition and Scurve techniques, flood computations.
10
Synthetic unit hydrographs.
11
Surface flow hydrology. Flood routing methods.
12
Rainfall-runoff models. Hydrologic modeling. Parametric models.
Distributed models.
13
Statistical methods in hydrology. Risk analysis. Flood frequency analysis.
Gumbel probability distribution. Floods with different return periods.
14
Correlation. Linear regression analysis.
RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook
Hidroloji, Mehmetçik Bayazıt, İTÜ Yayınları.
Additional Resources
Engineering Hydrology, Nurunnisa Usül, METU Press (ODTÜ Yayınları).
Engineering Hydrology, Victor M. Ponce, Prentice Hall.
MATERIAL SHARING
Documents
Assignments
Exams
Midterm Exam, Final Exam, Supplementary Exam.
ASSESSMENT
EXAMS
QUANTITY
PERCENTAGE
Contribution of Mid -Term Examination to Overall Grade
1
40
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade
1
60
2
Contribution of Assignments to Overall Grade
2
TOTAL
100
COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAMME
Nr.
Contribution
Programme Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1
To gain the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to civil engineering
problems.
X
2
To be able to identify, model and solve civil engineering problems in consideration with safety,
economy, aesthetics and environmental factors.
X
3
To get familiar with modern techniques and computation methods in civil engineering.
X
4
To learn measurement and evaluation methods and techniques in civil engineering.
X
5
To gain the responsibility for work and labor safety in all civil engineering applications.
6
To be able to identify, analyze, and synthesize civil engineering problems and applications.
7
To have enough knowledge about construction materials.
8
To be able to conduct laboratory and site experiments, to evaluate, and to interpret experimental data.
X
9
To be able to work together with other people, to adapt teamwork.
X
10
To take initiative and responsibility, to work independently, and to innovate.
X
11
To gain the ability for effective written and oral communication in Turkish and English.
12
To recognize the need for, and to gain the ability to engage in life-long learning.
X
X
ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Duration
(Hour)
Total Workload
(Hour)
Activities
Quantity
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)
16
3
48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)
16
2
32
Mid-term
1
24
24
Final examination
1
24
24
Assignments
Presentation / Preparing Seminar
Total Work Load
128
Total Work Load / 30 (h)
4,3
ECTS Credit of the Course
5
3
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