ENG-SCI 162: Hydrology and Environmental Geomechanics

ENG-SCI 162: Hydrology and Environmental Geomechanics

Harvard College/GSAS: 137573

E-PSCI 162: Hydrology and Environmental Geomechanics

Harvard College/GSAS: 108750
Spring 2016-2017

Meeting Time:

Lectures: Mon, Wed, Fri 11:00am - noon; Cruft Lab 309

Supplemental session (homework discussion & labs), when announced: Fri 1:00-2:30 (1:00-3:00 if lab); Science Center 312/314

Course Description: Study of water as a critical resource and as a factor in Earth surface and near-surface processes. Focus on development of relevant mechanics and physics. Hydrologic cycle, surface and groundwater, evapotranspiration, soil physics. Flow in porous media, Darcy law, contaminant transport, remediation strategies. Poroelasticity, subsidence, well hydraulics. Seepage forces, landslides, dam failures, sediment liquefaction. Glacial processes. Stream flows, turbulence concepts. Gravity waves, flood control; tsunamis; erosion and sediment transport.

Course is more fully described by materials in the "Handouts (Syllabus, Readings)" and "Homework Problem Sets" pages.

Note: Engineering Sciences 162 and Earth and Planetary Sciences 162 are co-listed and taught as a single course. Students may not take both Engineering Sciences 162 and Earth and Planetary Sciences 162 for credit.

Handouts (Syllabus, Readings)

Homework Problem Sets

Textbook from which most required readings are assigned (ordered at the Coop): Charles R. Fitts, Groundwater Science, 2nd edition, 2013, Academic Press (Elsevier).

Course Summary:

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