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EESC 4405 Fluid Flow and Sediment Transport (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

The interaction of fluid and sediment creates most sedimentary deposits and also shapes most of the earth's surface. The first part of this course will cover the basics of incompressible, Newtonian fluid flow. Emphasis will be placed on the conservation laws for mass and momentum and the hydrodynamics of boundary layer flow and turbulence. The second part will examine sediment entrainment, transport, and deposition. We will cover the nature of sediment movement, including bedload and suspended load, and the accompanying deformation of the bed. These principles will be used to predict the evolution of fluvial systems, bedforms, and sedimentary structures.

Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Doug Edmonds

Prerequisites: Calculus (MATH1100, MATH1102 or equivalent) and II (MATH1101, MATH1103, MATH1105 or equivalent)

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Last Updated: 24-Feb-14