Course Description

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsHours
4236083 Environmental Fluid Mechanics 3.0 3
Description The amount of energy required to propel an environmental fluid flow is of no concern to the investigator, where as what the fluid transports is of paramount importance; there are concerns about water quality. And, turbulence in a natural flow is considered as rather beneficial because it dilutes contamination. In traditional hydraulics, one is interested in pressure forces and water levels, but the application of Environmental Fluid Mechanics (EFM) to rivers places the emphasis on shear turbulence, sedimentation and erosion. The interest is centered on understanding their role in environmental quality.