CE 588 Water Resources Engineering

Extension of the concepts of fluid mechanics and hydraulics to applications in water supply, water transmission, water distribution networks and open channels to include water-supply reservoirs, pump and pipe selection, determinate and indeterminate pipe networks, and analysis of open channels with appurtenances. 3 credit hours.


• Prerequisite

Undergraduate courses in field of study or consent of instructor.

• Course Objectives

At the end of this course, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding and familiarity with the processes governing numerous water resources systems, including water distribution networks, groundwater management, and surface water management, as well as with their integration into planning and design procedures. Students should be able to analyze and solve different water resources engineering problems, as well as be able to apply these procedures in the creative process of identifying alternative design solutions.

• Course Outline

Topics covered include analysis as well as planning and design issues related to water resources systems, including water distribution networks, groundwater resources, and surface water systems.

• Course Requirements

Homework Assignments: Approximately eight assignments.

Examinations: Two exams and a final exam.

Course Project: May be required; if required, it will involve review and critique of technical articles on related topics.

• Textbook

No text is required. Reading will be assigned and made available from different text books.

• Computer and Internet Requirements

NCSU and Engineering Online have recommended minimum computer specifications. For details, click here.

• Instructor

Dr Emily Zechman Berglund, Associate Professor
Civil. Construction & Environmental Engineering
Mann Hall 312, Box 7908
NCSU Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695

Phone: 919-515-2338
Email: emily_berglund@ncsu.edu
Web Site: http://www4.ncsu.edu/~emzechma/