Introduction to Hydraulic Engineering – CEE3420. What is Hydraulic Engineering?. Connection between Hydraulic Engineering and Fluid Mechanics (prereq)?. Hydraulics and Hydrology – The Difference?. Why Study Hydraulic Engineering? Who cares?. Definition.
What is Hydraulic Engineering?
Connection between Hydraulic Engineering and Fluid Mechanics (prereq)?
Hydraulics and Hydrology – The Difference?
Why Study Hydraulic Engineering? Who cares?
Hydraulic Engineering is a sub-discipline of ‘Civil Engineering’ concerned with the flow and conveyance of fluids, principally water. This area of engineering is intimately related to the design of bridges, dams, channels, canals, and levess and to both sanitary and environmental engineering.
Common topics for design of Hydraulic Engineers are: Hydraulic Structures like dams, levees, culverts; Water Distribution networks, water collection networks, storm water management, sediment transport and various other topics related to Transportation Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering
- From ‘Wikipedia’
Tennessee has 525 community public water supply systems
RIVER or RESERVOIR
Center Hill Dam
Center Hill Reservoir
swales to inlet
water supply and
1. Pioneers settling in the river banks of Memphis in the 1700s
2. Rebuilding New Orleans after Katrina
Phase II NPDES Permitting
urban runoff, cities
construction sites > 1 acre
Tennessee Development Stats
525 community public water supply systems
development rate 7th in nation
Greater water demand
Increased pollution from urban runoff
Better site design
Stormwater system retrofitting