Water Resources Engineering II Question Papers

About water resources engineering : Water resources engineers are concerned with the structures and processes related to water supplies for human consumption and the removal of water for safety. Read on for information about relevant training and career options.

Water resources engineering is a specialty of civil engineering that focuses on water supplies, irrigation and waste disposal. It also addresses methods for controlling water to avoid water-related damage and catastrophes.

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Water resources engineering is the quantitative study of the hydrologic cycle — the distribution and circulation of water linking the earth’s atmosphere, land and oceans. Surface runoff is measured as the difference between precipitation and abstractions, such as infiltration (which replenishes groundwater flow), surface storage and evaporation. Applications include the management of the urban water supply, the design of urban storm-sewer systems, and flood forecasting.

Hydraulic engineering consists of the application of fluid mechanics to water flowing in an isolated environment (pipe, pump) or in an open channel (river, lake, ocean). Civil engineers are primarily concerned with open channel flow, which is governed by the interdependent interaction between the water and the channel.

Applications include the design of hydraulic structures, such as sewage conduits, dams and breakwaters, the management of waterways, such as erosion protection and flood protection, and environmental management, such as prediction of the mixing and transport of pollutants in surface water. Hydroelectric-power development, water supply, irrigation and navigation are some familiar applications of water resources engineering involving the utilization of water for beneficial purposes. More recently, concern for preserving our natural environment and meeting the needs of developing countries has increased the importance of water resources engineering.

Civil engineers play a vital role in the optimal planning, design and operation of water resource systems. Job opportunities in hydrology and water resources are quite varied.

Positions are available in large and small consulting firms, and at all levels of government (municipal, provincial and federal). Particularly in Quebec, due to its abundant water resources, hydrology has played an important role in the social and economic development of the province.

Degrees in water resources engineering are not common, but do exist. Students can also earn degrees in civil, environmental or structural engineering while specializing in water resources. Regardless of the type of degree, undergraduate and graduate programs in water resources engineering require a solid foundation in science and technology.

the bamu syllabus contains :

Unit-I: Reservoir Planning: Reservoir types, investigation of site and selection, storage capacity
estimation by mass curves, fixing various control levels. Height of dams and economics (4)
a) Dams in general: Classification, site selection, choice of types and instrumentation in
gravity dams.
b) Gravity dams: Forces acting, modes of failure, stability analysis, design of low and high
gravity dams, galleries, joints, keys and water seals. Control of cracking in concrete
c) Earthen dams: Types, components and their functions, causes of failure, design criteria,
stability analysis, seepage and its control through earth dams and its foundation,
drainage of earthen dams. Maintenance of earthen dams. (12)
Unit-III: Arch and Buttress dams: Types and suitability, forces acting and design methods of
arch dams. Buttress dam and types of buttress dam.

a) Spillways: Types and suitability under different conditions, construction features, design
criteria, energy dissipation and I.S. recommendations, spillway gates.
b) Canals: Classification, factors influencing alignment cross sections, design of canal in non
alluvial soils, Kennedy’s and Lacey’s silt theories. (8)
Unit-V: Canal masonry works: Cross Drainage works, purpose, types, suitability, components
and hydraulic design and design of transitions. Canal Falls: Necessity, location, types and
design, regulating works, energy dissipation, roughening devices. Head and cross regulators:
Construction features and hydraulic designs. Modules: Functions, requirements, types and
hydraulic design. (6)
Unit-VI: Design weir head works, dam outlets and intakes: Introduction, site selection,
components, weir barrage, design criteria foe weirs and barrages, Bligh’s and Khosla’s theory.
Weir head regulators, under sluices, divide walls, functions of components and design criteria.
Failure of weirs. Dam outlets and intakes: Types and construction features, design principles.(6)
Recommended Books
1. Irrigation and Water Power Engg: Dr.B.C.Punmia and Pande, B.B.Lal
2. Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering: Santoshkumar Garg
3. Design of irrigation structures: S.K.Sharma
4. Water Resources Engineering: Wurbs R.A. and James W.P
5. Irrigation Water Resources and Water Power Engineering: Dr. P.N. Modi
6. Applied Hydrology : Ven Te Chow
7. Open Channel Hydraulics: S. Ranga Raju
Pattern of Question Paper:
The units in the syllabus shall be divided in two equal sections. Question paper shall be set
having two sections A and B. Section A questions shall be set on first three units (1,2,3) and
Section B questions on remaining three units (4,5,6) . Question paper should cover the
entire syllabus.
For 80 marks Paper:
1. Minimum ten questions
2. Five questions in each section
3. Three questions from each section are asked to solve.

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