IIT Kanpur Syllabus Engineering Hydrology

IIT Kanpur Syllabus

Engineering Hydrology Civil Engineering 


CE 361: Engineering Hydrology

Course content:  Hydrologic cycle, water budget, world water quantities; Precipitation and Abstractions: Forms of precipitation, data analysis, rain-gauge networks; Infiltration – process, infiltration indices and Horton’s equation; Evaporation and Evapotranspiration – Pan evaporation, empirical equations for estimating evaporation and evapotranspiration; Transpiration; Runoff and Hydrographs: Rainfall runoff relations, time area concept, flow duration curve, mass curve, flow hydrograph, Unit Hydrograph (UH), its analysis, S-curve hydrograph; Floods and Routing: Concepts of return period, flood frequency analysis, Gumbel’s and Log-Pearson Type-III distributions, Rational method, risk, reliability, and safety factor; Hydrologic storage routing; Groundwater Hydrology: Types of aquifers and properties, Darcy’s law, steady flow in a confined and unconfined aquifer (without recharge), steady flow to a well


Suggested text and reference material: 


  1. Engineering Hydrology by K. Subramanya, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi.
  2. Applied Hydrology by V. T. Chow, David Maidment, and Larry Mays, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, India.


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