Courses

[Engineering Sciences 162. Hydrology and Environmental Geomechanics]

Study of water as a critical resource and as a factor in Earth surface and near-surface processes. Focus on development of relevant mechanics and physics. Hydrologic cycle, surface and groundwater, evapotranspiration, soil physics. Flow in porous media, Darcy law, contaminant transport, remediation strategies. Poroelasticity, subsidence, well hydraulics. Seepage forces, landslides, dam failures, sediment liquefaction. Glacial processes. Stream flows, turbulence concepts; gravity waves, flood control; tsunamis; erosion and sediment transport.
Note: Likely offered Spring 2019. Engineering Sciences 162 is also offered as Earth and Planetary Sciences 162. Students may not take both Engineering Sciences 162 and Earth and Planetary Sciences 162 for credit.

Prerequisite: Applied Mathematics 21a,b or Mathematics 21a,b and Applied Physics 50a,b, Physics 11a,b (no longer offered), 15a,b, or Physical Sciences 12a,b.

Professor: 

Season: 

Spring

Days: 

M
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F

Time: 

11:00-12:00

Course ID: 

137573

Subject Area: 

Earth and Planetary Sciences
Engineering Sciences

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