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