Solapur University B.E.Civil Engineering WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING – II

Newly announced syllabus for B.E.Civil Engineering from the year 2010-11.

Unit 1: (05)
a) Planning of Reservoirs: Storage calculations, Control levels, silting of reservoirs, reservoir sedimentation surveys, reservoir losses,
b) Dams – Necessity, types of dams, selection of site for dams, selection of type of dam, Introduction to dam instrumentation

Unit 2: (06)

a) Gravity Dams - Forces acting on dam, design criteria, theoretical and practical profile, high and low dam, stability calculations, materials and methods of Construction, Galleries, joints.
b) Arch Dams – Types, Layout of Constant angle and Constant radius arch dam,
Forces acting on arch dams. (03)

Unit 3: (05)
Earth Dams: Components and their functions, Design Criterions; seepage through and below earth dam, Application of Slip circle method, Inverted Filters, Downstream Drainage, relief wells, Construction of earth dam.

Unit 4: (04)
a) Spillways: Necessity and different types , factors affecting choice and type of spillway, elementary hydraulic design, jump height and tail water rating curve, energy dissipation below spillway, gates for spillway
b) Outlets in Dams: types and energy dissipation in outlets transition


Unit 5: (04)
a) Weirs on Permeable Foundations: Theories of seepage, Bligh's creep theory, Khosla's theory - exit gradient, Piping and undercutting, Concept of flow net etc. Kolhapur type weirs- working principles, suitability and construction.

Unit 6: (06)
a) Canals: Types, Alignment, Design – Kennedy's and Lacey's Silt theories, Canal losses, Typical canal sections, canal lining – Necessity and types, Economics of canal lining.
b) Canal Structures (Introduction): Cross drainage works and canal regulatory works –
Aqueduct, Culvert, Super passage, Level Crossing, Cross and Head regulator, Canal Siphon, Canal Escape, canal fall, canal outlet

Unit 7: (03)
a) River and River Training Works: Types of rivers, Meandering phenomenon, Types of river training works, river navigation.
b) Water Logging and Drainage: Causes, effects, preventive and curative measures, alkaline soils, soil efflorescence, drainage arrangements.

Unit 8: (04)
Elements of Hydropower Engineering: Power crisis and competing uses of water, need of harnessing solar energy. Types of water power plants, small hydropower plants, layout and components of each type, Intakes, Conveyance system, Surge tanks, Power house types, components and layout, tail race. Comparison of competing uses of water

A) Minimum seven assignments from the following:

1) Determination of height of dam: Reservoir capacity calculations based on demand and supply, fixing control levels of dam.
2) Design of gravity dam: Elementary and practical profile with stability calculations
3) Earth dam
a) Design- Determination of section – slip circle calculations.
b) Filters and Drainage arrangements.
4) Spillway: Geometrical section, Design of spillway; Energy dissipation arrangements and gates.
5) Arch dam layout of constant angle and constant radius
6) Drawing sheet: Outlets through earth dam. Masonry dam, layout.
7) Drawing sheet: Typical plan and section of Kolhapur type barrage.
8) A typical layout of Hydropower plant and its functioning. Calculating reservoir capacity for hydropower plant
9) Design of any one Canal Structure / Cross Drainage Works

B) Report based on Field visits to Irrigation and Water Power Engineering Projects

Oral Examination will be based on above mentioned TERM WORK

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