CEE 457 - Groundwater

Fall 2021

TitleRubricSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
GroundwaterCEE457ONL45749ONL31230 - 1350 T R    Alexandre Tartakovsky
GroundwaterCEE457RS43780LCD31230 - 1350 T R  3310 Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg Alexandre Tartakovsky

Official Description

Physical properties of groundwater and aquifers, principles and fundamental equations of porous media flow and mass transport, well hydraulics and pumping test analysis, role of groundwater in the hydrologic cycle, groundwater quality and contamination. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 350 and TAM 335.

Subject Area

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Course Description

This is an introductory course emphasizing the fundamental principles governing the movement of water and contaminants in groundwater systems. Topics include: physical properties of groundwater and aquifers, principles and fundamental equations of porous media flow and mass transport, well hydraulics and pumping test analysis, role of groundwater in the hydrologic cycle, and groundwater quality and contamination.

Course Topics:

  • Groundwater resource evaluation (e.g., well hydraulics, pump test analysis, groundwater-surface water interactions).
  • Groundwater contamination (e.g., pollutant transport from localized sources such as landfills, impoundments, and tanks; design of groundwater remediation systems). However, the course is not applications-oriented. My pedagogical philosophy is that the most effective approach to actual engineering problems is through rigorous application of fluid mechanical, mass transport, and mathematical principles.

Credit Hours

3 hours (counts toward a certificate in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering)

Prerequisites

Familiarity with quantitative hydrology and a course in introductory fluid mechanics or the equivalent.

Last updated

12/23/2013