IIT Kharagpur syllabus Land and Water Resources Engineering

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Land and Water Resources Engineering

3 – 1 – 0 : 4 Credits Prerequsites: None

Hydrologic cycle:

Precipitation: Types, measurement and analysis, missing data, aerial

precipitation, consistency of rainfall records and frequency analysis.

Runoff: Factors affecting runoff, measurement, methods for estimation of

runoff volume and peak runoff, rating curve, and rainfall-runoff relations.

Hydrograph Analysis: Components, factors affecting hydrographs, and base

flow separation.

Unit Hydrograph: Theory and assumptions, unit hydrographs of different

durations, dimensionless hydrograph, synthetic unit hydrograph, and

instantaneous unit hydrograph.

Flood routing: Classification, reservoir and channel routing.

Soil Erosion: Process, types, factors affecting soil erosion, land-use capability


Soil Loss Estimation: USLE, MUSLE, and RUSLE.

Wind Erosion: Process, control, movement and transport mechanism. Water Erosion: Process, types, and transport mechanism.

Erosion Control Measures: Biological and mechanical.

Gully Control Measures: Vegetative, temporary and permanent gully control


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