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Hydrology

1. COURSE INFORMATION:

SchoolEnvironmental Engineering
Course LevelUndergraduate
Course IDENVE 331Semester5th
Course CategoryRequired
Course ModulesInstruction Hours per WeekECTS
Lectures and Tutorials3
Th=2, E=1, L=0
4
Course TypeScientific Area
Prerequisites 
Instruction/Exam LanguageGreek
The course is offered to Erasmus studentsNo
Course URLhttps//www.eclass.tuc.gr/courses/MHPER283/   (in Greek)

 

2. LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes

The main objective of the course is to educate the student on the understanding of hydrological issues and the basic processes that take place in the hydrological cycle. The subject matter of the course introduces the student to the basic introductory concepts of hydrology and hydrological cycle (rainfall, evaporation, filtration, surface runoff, underground runoff etc.). Its main objective is to provide the student with scientific concepts and principles, assessment methodologies and tools for solving problems related to the processes of the hydrological cycle.  Through the teaching of these methodologies, the student acquires an overall understanding of the hydrological cycle, knowledge and training that will form the basis for future student involvement in the simulation of complex hydrological systems using complex hydrological models.

Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Understand the basic processes of the hydrological cycle
  • Learn the tools and techniques of managing specific hydrological problems
  • Address various case studies on hydrological issues
 
General Competencies/Skills
 
  • Review, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Autonomous Study
 

3. COURSE SYLLABUS

Course contents:

  • Hydrology. Hydrological cycle. Geomorphology. Watershed. Hydrographic network. Hydrometeorology
  • Precipitation. Rainfall measurement. Homogeneity data. Completion of observations. Estimation of average rainfall in a watershed. Rainfall data analysis. Problems
  • Evapotranspiration. Practical importance of evapotranspiration. Factors affecting evapotranspiration. Methods for calculating evaporation. Problems
  • Infiltration. Penetration. Static and dynamic soil water. Percolation phenomenon description. Empirical infiltration equations. Problems
  • Excess rainfall. Methods of estimation of excess rainfall-SCS method. Surface runoff and estimation methods. Stage-Discharge curves. Cumulative discharge curve. Problems
  • Hydrographs. Unit hydrograph. Synthetic unit hydrograph. Snyder method. Empirical methods of estimating flood magnitude parameters. Rational method. Problems
  • Routing. Hydrologic river routing - Musking method. Hydrologic reservoir routing. Problems
  • Groundwater concepts and aquifer properties. Well Hydraulics. Problems
 

4. INSTRUCTION and LEARNING METHODS - ASSESSMENT

Lecture MethodDirect (face to face)
Use of Information and Communication Technology E-class support
Instruction OrganisationActivityWorkload per Semester
(hours)
- Lectures24
- Tutorials15
- Individual work20
- Autonomous study41
Course Total100

Assessment Method

Ι. Final Exam (90%) that includes:
-    Applied problem solving

ΙΙ. Individual work (10%)

5. RECOMMENDED READING

- Recommended Book resources :

  • Υδατικοί πόροι I, Τσακίρης Γ., Εκδόσεις Συμμετρία, 2009

- Recommended Article/Paper Resources:

 

6. INSTRUCTORS

Course Instructor:Professor I. Tsanis (Faculty - EnvEng), Dr. A. Koutroulis (LTS - EnvEng)
Lectures:Professor I. Tsanis (Faculty - EnvEng), Dr. A. Koutroulis (LTS - EnvEng)
Tutorial exercises:Dr. A. Koutroulis (LTS - EnvEng)
Laboratory Exercises: