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Basic Hydraulic Principles

Course code: USGS-OED-SW1004
Course title: Basic Hydraulic Principles
Description: This course combines an element of distance learning with onsite lectures and class problems in the study of basic open channel flow. Specifically, subject matter includes forces on submerged objects, conservation of energy, velocity profiles, resistance, the momentum principles, roughness coefficients, energy losses, backwater computation, flow through culverts, flow over dams, and flow through weirs. The in-class portion of the course has 18 2-hour instructional blocks. Each instructional block consists of a lecture followed by time for the students to work on problems to reinforce the material covered in the lecture. Prior to the course, participants will be sent a math refresher that is required to be completed before attending the in-class portion of the course. The math refresher will ensure that the student has the proper math skills to tackle the hydraulics problems presented in this course. Additionally, students will be required to review a few online lectures and complete a small subset of problems prior to the course in order to give participants early exposure to the material and hopefully increase the understanding and comprehension of the material presented in class.
Provide instruction in basic hydraulic principles as applied to open channel hydraulics.
Target Audience:
Hydrologists or hydrologic technicians whose work involves application of hydraulics.
Prerequisite Info:
All attendees must have a working knowledge of algebra and some background in basic physics. In addition, the Office of Surface Water recommends that prior to taking this Course, attendees have done one of the following: 1) completed the Hydrographer Hydraulics (SW1524) course, 2) have successfully completed a college-level physics class, 3) have had significant on-the-job experience with indirect measurement of discharge or step-backwater computations, or 4) have taken training courses which involve hydrology and hydraulic concepts. Potential attendees should contact the course developer Robert Holmes if they have questions about their preparation for this Course.
Please also note that this Course is a prerequisite for both Surface-Water Hydraulic Analysis courses (SW2009A and SW2009B).
Delivery method: ILT
Instructional hours: 36
Credits/CEUs: 0
Vendor: USGS-OSW
Additional Course Tuition Information:Please call payment line: 888-390-4447
Contact:Robert Holmes 573-308-3581
Internal Tuition:700.00
Prerequisites:See Course Description.
Requires Approval:Yes
Responsible Bureau:U.S. Geological Survey

Class Name Class Start Class End Location Contact # Seats Left Cost Registration
USGS-2017-0731 Rolla, MO 2017-07-31 2017-08-04 Rolla, MO
Robert Holmes
( or 573-308-3581)
3 $930.00 Not Open

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