In this course, you will be presented with the basic concepts and techniques needed for watershed analysis and drainage facility design. You will develop basic observation and estimation skills through worksheets, mapwork and a small field project. Fundamental concepts include rainfall intensity, runoff, catchment area, streamflow, infiltration, mass balance, snowmelt, rainfall frequency, and the hydrologic cycle. The streamflow estimation procedures discussed are the rational method and the unit hydrograph.
This course will run for a total of 14 classes. SPECIAL COURSE SCHEDULE FOR CIVL 1160 PLEASE NOTE: There will be no class on Saturday April 14, 2018 Saturday April 7 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Thursday April 19 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Saturday April 21 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Saturday April 28 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Saturday May 5 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Saturday May 12 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Thursday May 17 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Saturday May 19 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Saturday May 26 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Saturday June 2 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Saturday June 9 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Saturday June 16 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Saturday June 23 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Thursday June 28 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Explain the fundamental concepts and physical quantities of the hydrologic cycle.
Perform a map-based drainage basin analysis.
Analyze rainfall, snowmelt, runoff, and stream flow data, and produce useful engineering data products.
Apply the Rational Method to storm drainage design.
Apply the Unit Hydrograph method to the prediction of design flows in streams and rivers.
Effective as of Winter 2015
CIVL 1160 is offered as a part of the following programs:
Books for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT
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BCIT Burnaby Bookstore
If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance
Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.
Hydrology - An Applied Science and Engineering Technology Reference
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