Aug 15, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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CV 418 - Analysis and Design of Water Distribution Systems

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
Provides an introduction to the analysis, modeling, and design of potable water distribution systems. Topics include the design and analysis of piping networks, pump stations, water towers, and the use of GIS data in systems analysis; development of design conditions; identification of design standards. (prereq: CV 415 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Develop design water demand based upon population forecasts and historical usage patterns
  • Apply pipe friction, minor loss equations, and pump characteristics to calculate pressure and flow in water distribution (closed channel) piping
  • Model a water distribution system to determine flow rates and pressures for design conditions
  • Select appropriate pipe material and appurtenances needed for the proper operation of water distribution systems
  • Size required pumps and water storage facilities for water distribution systems
  • Identify surge assessment techniques and mitigation methods
  • Select appropriate cross-connection control devices
  • Identify key elements of water distribution system master plans
  • Describe key issues related to water systems security

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Introduction
  • Water supply and demand
  • Hydraulics review
  • Structural requirements, line and grade, materials of construction
  • Appurtenances, system components, pumping, storage, dual water systems
  • Modeling theory, assembly, and hands-on practice
  • Guest lecturer and/or field trip
  • Master planning and term project
  • Testing water distribution systems
  • Model calibration
  • Water distribution system design
  • Optimization techniques
  • Modeling customer systems
  • Operations
  • Water systems security
  • Integrating GIS and hydraulic modeling
  • Transients
  • Hydraulic integrity of system and cross-connection control

Dr. William Gonwa

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