The program of studies in this area includes courses in advanced hydraulics and hydrology, advanced fluid mechanics, mathematical modeling and environmental hydraulics. Areas of research interest are watershed and urban hydrology, physical and mathematical modeling, sediment transport, river mechanics and environmental hydraulics. A hydraulics laboratory equipped with a variable-slope 70-foot flume, data acquisition computers and instrumentation for measurements is available for research and instruction. Several numerical models of hydraulics, hydrology, computational fluid dynamics and pollutant transport in streams are also available to researchers.
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229 Butler-Carlton Hall
The 1,100-square foot Water Resources Engineering Laboratory is housed in Room 113 of Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. Key features include a new pumping, piping and automatic control system. The Water Resources Engineering Lab contains equipment and instrumentation to investigate a variety of fluid flows, from basic flumes to software, data acquisition computers, and an Acoustic Doppler Velocity meter.
The laboratory has access to numerical models for hydraulics, hydrology and hydrodynamics.
The 75-foot long flume was obtained from the University of California-Santa Barbara. In addition to hands-on demonstrations, laboratory work and special projects for students, the 75-foot flume can also be used to perform research projects on stream flow hydraulics, channel morpho-dynamics, river engineering, sediment transport, erosion problems, stream restoration, simulation of benthic environments, stream bed remediation, stream eco-hydraulics and to pursue research in cooperation with interested government agencies such as the U.S. Geological Survey.
Specifics of the flume are:
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