Department of Civil Engineering

Hydraulic Engineering and Design - CE311

Credits : 3

Prerequisites : -

Compulsory/Optional : Compulsory

To provide basic principles and knowledge needed for planning and design of water treatment plants, irrigation development projects and coastal structures.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Analyse coastal processes that need to be considered in coastal engineering design projects.
  2. Design breakwaters giving due considerations to functional, structural, construction and operational aspects.
  3. Evaluate and plan effective use of irrigation water in irrigation development projects.
  4. Apply scientific knowledge on water treatment processes to design conventional water treatment plants.
  5. Apply basic principles of hydrology and hydraulics to design reservoirs and spillways.
Course content/Course description
  1. Coastal engineering: Coastal environment and near-shore process; application of wave theory; design of coastal structures; coastal zone management
  2. Irrigation engineering : Water requirement and irrigation planning; irrigation scheduling; irrigation scheme design
  3. Hydraulic structures: Water treatment plant; pipe network; reservoir design; spillway design
Recommended Texts
  1. Sorensen R 2005, Basic Coastal Hydraulics, Springer-Verlag Inc., New York.
  2. Wijetunge, JJ 2013, An Introduction to Coastal Engineering –Processes, Theory, Hazards and Design Practice, S. Godage Publishers, Colombo.
  3. Singh, B 2005, Fundamentals of Irrigation Engineering, Nem Chand & Bros., India.
  4. Majumdar, DK 2004, Irrigation Water Management – Principles and Practice, Prentice-Hall, India.
  5. Varshney, DV& Varshney, M 1987, Design of Hydraulic Structures, Khanna Publishers, Delhi.
  6. Garg SK & Garg N (eds), 2010, Water Supply Engineering: Environmental Engineering Vol.1, Khanna Publishers, Delhi.
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures 26
Tutorials 03
Practical/Designs 32
Assignments -
Assessment Percentage Marks
Tutorials/Quizzes/Designs 40
Mid Semester Examination 20
End-semester 40

Department of Civil Engineering