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CE-843 River Engineering
Campus SCEE (NICE)
Programs PG
Session Summer Semester 2016
Course Title River Engineering
Course Code CE-843
Credit Hours 3-0
Pre-Requisutes Fluid Mechanics-I (CE-251) & II (CE-252)
Course Objectives To equip the students with the knowledge of physical aspects of river behavior and impact of engineering structures on river morphology. The students will also be able to design river training works for flood control and measures to achieve navigation.
Detail Content
  • Introductory Matters: Introduction, River Characteristics, Use of Rivers.
  • River Hydraulics: Flow Classification, Fundamental Equations, Overview of Techniques for Hydraulic Studies, Data Requirement for Hydraulic Studies.
  • River Morphology / Mechanics: Classification of Rivers, Behavior of Rivers, River Regime Theories, Meandering, Cut-offs, Effect of Dams on River Regime.
  • River Survey: Introduction, Mapping, Water Levels, Bed Levels, Discharges, Stage-Discharge Relationship, Sediments, Water Quality.
  • River Training Works for Flood Control.
  • River Engineering: Introduction, Bed Regulation, Discharge Control, Water Level Control, Water Quality Control, River Engg for Various Purposes.
Text/Ref Books
  1. Pierre Y. Julien, River Mechanics, Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  2. Stephen Darby (Ed) et al, Incised River Channels: Processes, Forms, Engineering, and Management, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  3. Hsieh W. Shen (Ed), Modeling of Rivers, John Wiley & Sons, 1979.
  4. C. R. Thorne (Ed) et al, Applied Fluvial Geomorphology for River Engineering and Management, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  5. H. Chang, Fluvial Processes in River Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, 1988.
  6. W. H. Graf, Fluvial Hydraulics: Flow and transport processes in channels of simple geometry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  7. Wark James & Ackers, “Design of Straight and Meandering Compound Channels”, R & D Report 13, NRA, HR Wallingford UK, 1994.
Time Schedule Summer Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Dr. Sajjad Haider,
PhD/Water Resources Engg & Management.