GITAM University Water Resource Engineering II Syllabus
Storage Works: Classification of dams, factors governing selection of type of dam, selection of site,
preliminary investigations. Gravity Dams: Forces acting on a gravity dam, stability criteria, modes of failureelementary
and practical profiles, stability analysis, stress analysis, construction joints, openings in damsgalleries,
foundation treatment of gravity dam.
Earth Dams: Types, foundation for earth dams, design of earth dams, causes for failure of earth dams,
criteria for safe design, phreatic line, seepage analysis – seepage control through body and foundation.
Spillways: Essential requirements, spillway capacity, components, types of spillways and their working,
design of ogee spillway, spillway crest gates, energy dissipation below spill way, scour protection, use of
hydraulic jump as energy dissipator – design of stilling basins – IS standard basins.
UNIT – III:
Diversion Head Works: Location and components, effects of construction of weirs on permeable
foundation, Bligh’s, Lane’s and Khosla’s theories, weirs and barrages, weirs on permeable foundations,
design of barrage, canal head regulator, silt control devices. Regulation Works: Canal falls, definition,
necessity and location, classification of falls, design principles of notch fall, and distributary cross regulator
and off-take head regulator.
UNIT – IV:
Cross Drainage Works: Types, factors affecting the suitability of each type, classification, design principles
of Aqueduct (Type-III). River Engineering: Classification of Rivers, River Training and its objectives,
Classification of River Training Works, Methods for River Training, Marginal Embankments or Levees,
Guide Banks or Guide Bunds, Groynes or Spurs, Cutoffs, Bank Pitching and Launching Aprons, Pitched
Islands, Miscellaneous Methods.
UNIT – V:
Water Power Engineering: Development of hydro power in India, assessment of available power,
utilisation factor, load factor, diversity factor, storage and pondage, types of hydro power schemes,
components of hydel schemes – forebay, intake structure, trash racks, water hammer, surge tanks, sub
structure and super structure of power house.
Reference books :
1. P.N.Modi, Irrigation, Water Resources and Water Power Engineering, Standard Book House, Delhi-6, sixth edition 2004.
2. S.K.Garg, Irrigation Engineering, and Hydraulic Structures, Khanna Publishers, Delhi-6, 14th Revised Edition.
3. B.C.Punmia and Pande B.B.Lal, Irrigation and Water Power Engineering, Laxmi Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 12th edition 1992.
4. R.S.Varshney, S.C. Gupta, and R.L. Gupta, Theory & Design of Irrigation Structures, Vol.II, Nem Chand & Bros., Roorkee, Sixth edition, 1993.