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Hydrology 30 PDH Discount Package

PACKAGE NO: DP30C-06
PACKAGE PDH: 30
PACKAGE PRICE: $324
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COURSE TITLE: Hydraulic Design of Storm Sewers Using Excel
COURSE NO: C04-014
Hydraulic Design of Storm Sewers Using Excel
Course Highlights

This online enineering PDH course explains how to derive the pipe diameter and slope for each length of storm sewer and the depth to the pipe bottom at each manhole.The overall procedure and each step will be presented and discussed.  Example calculations for a single length of storm sewer between two manholes will be performed and an example of calculations between successive manholes will be done using Excel.

 

Storm sewers are widely used to carry away runoff from storms, primarily in urban areas.  The hydraulic design begins after the locations of the manholes for the system have been determined. Between each pair of manholes the storm sewer will have a constant slope and diameter. The hydraulic design process results in determination of an appropriate diameter and slope for each length of storm sewer and determines the depth of the bottom of the pipe at each manhole.

 

This 4 PDH online course is intended for hydrologists, civil engineers, hydraulic engineers, highway engineers and environmental engineers. After completing this course, you will be able to carry out hydraulic design of storm sewers to determine diameter, slope and depth of invert at each manhole for the length of storm sewer between two successive manholes.  After completing this course, you will also be able to set up an Excel program to carry out hydraulic design for successive lengths of storm sewer.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Be able to determine the value for runoff coefficient for a drainage area with known land use, SCS soil group, and approximate surface slope.
  • Be able to find the rainfall intensity for specified storm duration and return period at a specified location if given an I-D-F table or graph for that location.
  • Be able to estimate the overland flow travel time for a drainage area using the Manning Kinetic Equation.
  • Be able to estimate channel flow travel time using Manning's Open Channel Flow Equation.
  • Be able to estimate peak runoff rate from a drainage area using the Rational Method.
  • Be able to use Method I and Method II as outlined in this course to calculate design diameter and slope for a length of storm sewer between two successive manholes.
  • Be able to determine the velocity and flow rate in a circular pipe flowing partially full if enough information is available to calculate the full pipe velocity and flow rate.
  • Be able to put together the above skills to carry out the overall hydraulic design of a length of storm sewer between two successive manholes.
  • Be able to use Excel to make storm sewer hydraulic design calculations for lengths of storm sewer between successive manholes.
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "Hydraulic Design of Storm Sewers Using Excel". In addition, you need to review the Excel spreadsheet titled, "Storm Sewer Hydraulic Design_US units".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Hydraulic Design of Storm Sewers Using Excel (875 KB)
Storm Sewer Hydraulic Design_US units (77 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on both documents.

 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Hydrology (Part 1) - Precipitation
COURSE NO: C04-018
Hydrology (Part 1) - Precipitation
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course reviews the hydrological cycle, watershed characteristics, precipitation, and the rainfall or runoff process.

 

An understanding of hydrology is important for many civil engineering, environmental engineering, and geotechnical related projects. A good starting point is review of the hydrological cycle, watershed characteristics, precipitation, and the rainfall/runoff process, which are included in this course as the first part of the "Hydrology Review Series". These topics provide a start on the review of hydrology and preparation for studying more advanced areas of hydrology.

 

This 4 PDH online  course is intended for hydrologists, civil engineers, hydraulic engineers, highway engineers, geotechnical engineers and environmental engineers.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Be familiar with the processes by which water is transported and converted from one form to another in the hydrological cycle
  • Be familiar with watershed characteristics and the way that they affect runoff from the watershed in response to precipitation
  • Be able to determine probability of occurrence in a single year for storm of given return period and vice versa.
  • Be able to obtain values for the Manning roughness coefficient for overland and sheet flow for various specified ground covers.
  • Be able to obtain values for the intercept coefficient for use in the velocity vs slope equation for specified type of flow and ground cover.
  • Be able to estimate velocity for overland flow using the velocity slope equation
  • Be able to estimate velocity for pipe and channel flow using the Manning equation
  • Be able to calculate time of concentration by the velocity method
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapters 1 and 2 of the "Highway Design Series No. 2", Second Edition published by U.S DOT in October 2002.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Hydrology (Part 1) - Precipitation (407 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this DOT publication.

 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Pond Planning, Design and Construction
COURSE NO: C05-014
Pond Planning, Design and Construction
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes basic design principles of embankment and excavation ponds as well as construction requirements.  Other topics include: water needs, preliminary soil investigations, watershed & stormwater runoff estimation, basin sealing, spillways and inlets, and operation & maintenance.

 

This 5 PDH online course is intended for hydrologists, civil engineers, agricultural engineers, construction engineers, municipal engineers, geotechnical engineers and environmental engineers.  An attendee of this course will gain knowledge about planning, design, and construction of embankment and excavated ponds.

 

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Be familiar with the general features of embankment and excavated ponds and the differences between them
  • Be familiar with the items to be covered in a preliminary investigation
  • Be able estimate storm water runoff quantity and rate using the runoff curve number method
  • Be able to estimate the time of concentration for a watershed for a given flow length, average watershed slope, and runoff curve number
  • Be familiar with the general features of a hooded or canopy inlet spillway and a drop inlet spillway, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Be able to make spillway design calculations using tables and figures given in the course file
  • Be able to estimate embankment end area for known embankment height, side slopes, and top width
  • Be able to estimate earthfill requirements for an embankment for known end areas and embankment length
  • Be familiar with alternative pond sealing methods and comparisons among them
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the material contained in the USDA, Agriculture Handbook 590, "Ponds - Planning, Design, Construction,".
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Pond Planning, Design and Construction (7.36 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this USDA publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Rational Method Hydrologic Calculations with Excel
COURSE NO: C02-039
Rational Method Hydrologic Calculations with Excel
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course will enable you to calculate peak storm water runoff rate using the Rational Method equation in either U.S. or S.I. units, including determination of runoff coefficient, calculation of time of concentration, and determination of design rainfall intensity.  It will also prepare you for the use of Excel spreadsheets to efficiently make the calculations.

 

Calculation of peak storm water runoff rate from a drainage area is often done with the Rational Method equation (Q = CiA). Calculations with the Rational Method equation often involve determination of the design rainfall intensity and the time of concentration of the watershed as well. An Excel spreadsheet for making these types of calculations is included with this course.  Example calculations and examples using the course spreadsheet for Rational Method equation calculations and for determination of the design rainfall intensity and the time of concentration of the drainage area, are presented and discussed in this course.  The parameters in the equations are defined with typical units for both U.S. and S.I. units.

 

This 2 PDH online course is applicable primarily to civil engineers, hydraulic engineers, highway engineers, and environmental engineers, design professionals, technical and construction personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the rational method hydrologic calculations using Excel.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Knowing the parameters and their U.S. and S.I. units to be used in the Rational Method equation
  • Ability to calculate peak storm water runoff rate with the Rational Method equation, using either U.S. or S.I. units
  • Ability to place a given soil into one of the four SCS soil groups based on its measured minimum infiltration rate
  • Ability to place a given soil into one of the four SCS soil groups based on its description
  • Ability to determine a value of the Rational Method runoff coefficient based on land use, soil group, and slope of the watershed
  • Ability to calculate the overland sheet flow travel time for a watershed using the Manning Kinematic equation
  • Ability to calculate the shallow concentrated flow travel time for a watershed using the NRCS method
  • Ability to calculate the open channel flow travel time for a watershed using the Manning equation
  • Knowing the form of the equation used for rainfall intensity as a function of storm duration for a specified return period
  • Ability to use the course spreadsheet to make the types of calculations discussed in this course
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document tilted, "Rational Method Hydrologic Calculations with Excel".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Rational Method Hydrologic Calculations with Excel (1.51 MB)
Storm Water Runoff Package Spreadsheet - U.S. Units (330 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.

 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Sharp-Crested Weirs for Open Channel Flow Measurement
COURSE NO: C02-022
Sharp-Crested Weirs for Open Channel Flow Measurement
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course is devoted to the more widely used sharp-crested weir.  The major emphasis is on the calculations used for flow rate over various types of sharp-crested weirs. There is also information about guidelines for installation and use of sharp-crested weirs.

 

A weir is basically an obstruction in an open channel flow path. Weirs are commonly used for measurement of open channel flow rate. A weir functions by causing water to rise above the obstruction in order to flow over it. Weirs are typically classified as being either sharp-crested or broad-crested.

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended for hydrologists, civil engineers, hydraulic engineers, highway engineers and environmental engineers. An attendee of this course will gain knowledge about calculations and installation & measurement guidelines for sharp-crested weirs as used to measure flow rate in open channels. Upon completing this course, the student will be prepared to study additional open channel flow measurement topics.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Be familiar with standard terminology used in connection with sharp-crested weirs for open channel flow measurement
  • Be able to use the Kindsvater-Carter equation to calculate the flow rate over a suppressed rectangular weir for given head over the weir and weir dimensions
  • Be able to use the Kindsvater-Carter equation to calculate the flow rate over a contracted rectangular weir for given head over the weir and weir dimensions
  • Know the conditions required in order to use a simpler equation instead of the Kindsvater-Carter equation to calculate the flow rate over a suppressed rectangular weir and over a contracted rectangular weir for given head over the weir and weir dimensions
  • Know the conditions required in order to use the equation, Q = 2.49 H2.48, to calculate the flow rate over a V-notch weir for given head over the weir and weir dimensions
  • Be able to use the Kindsvater-Carter equation to calculate the flow rate over a V-notch weir for notch angles other than 90o, given head over the weir and weir dimensions
  • Be familiar with installation and use guidelines for sharp-crested weirs for open channel flow measurement
Course Document

In this professional enginering CEU course, you need to review the course document "Sharp-Crested Weirs for Open Channel Flow Measurement".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Sharp-Crested Weirs for Open Channel Flow Measurement (370 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.

 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Stream Restoration
COURSE NO: C07-005
Stream Restoration
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course covers procedures for evaluating the stability of a stream channel reach and planning and design for restoration of an unstable stream channel reach to bring it back into a stable condition.

 

A natural stream channel remains stable over a wide range of flows, typically accumulating sediment during low flow periods and carrying sediment downstream during high flow periods. Changes to the channel, vegetation, floodplain, flow or sediment supply may affect the equilibrium and cause the stream channel to become unstable.

 

This 7 PDH online course is intended primarily for civil engineers, hydraulic engineers, hydrologists, and geologists. Someone completing this course will gain knowledge about stream channel evaluation and stream channel restoration procedures.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarization with the fluvial processes
  • Learning stream assessment and survey procedures
  • Understanding the Rosgen stream classification systems
  • Learning how to conduct bankfull verification and gage station analyses
  • Understanding the priority options for restoring incised streams
  • Knowing the reference reach surveys
  • Learning design procedures
  • Understanding structures for stream restoration
  • Understanding riparian-buffer re-establishment
  • Developing erosion and sediment control plans
  • Conducting flood studies
  • Performing restoration evaluation and monitoring
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document, "Stream Restoration - A Natural Channel Design Handbook," prepared by the North Carolina Stream Restoration Institute and North Carolina Sea Grant.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Stream Restoration (2.37 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty (40) questions to earn 7 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this publication.

 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Uniform Open Channel Flow and the Manning Equation
COURSE NO: C02-021
Uniform Open Channel Flow and the Manning Equation
Course Highlights

In this online engineering PDH course several aspects of open channel flow will be presented, discussed and illustrated with examples.  The main topic of this course is uniform open channel flow, in which the channel slope, liquid velocity and liquid depth remain constant.  First, however, several ways of classifying open channel flow will be presented and discussed briefly.

 

Flow of a liquid may take place either as open channel flow or pressure flow.  Pressure flow takes place in a closed conduit such as a pipe, and pressure is the primary driving force for the flow.  For open channel flow, on the other hand the flowing liquid has a free surface at atmospheric pressure and the driving force is gravity.  Open channel flow takes place in natural channels like rivers and streams.  It also occurs in manmade channels such as those used to transport wastewater and in circular sewers flowing partially full.

 

This 2 PDH  online course is intended for hydrologists, civil engineers, hydraulic engineers, highway engineers and environmental engineers.  After completing this course you will have knowledge about the basic nature of flow in open channels and the common ways of classifying open channel flow (laminar or turbulent, steady state or unsteady state, uniform or non-uniform, and critical, subcritical or supercritical).  Practice in the use of the Manning equation for a variety of uniform open channel flow calculations will be gained through several worked examples.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Knowing the differences between laminar & turbulent, steady state & unsteady state, and uniform & non-uniform open channel flow
  • Calculating the hydraulic radius for flow of a specified depth in an open channel with specified cross-sectional shape and size
  • Calculating the Reynolds Number for a specified open channel flow and determine whether the flow will be laminar or turbulent flow
  • Using tables such as the examples given in this course to determine a value for Manning roughness coefficient for flow in a manmade or natural open channel
  • Using the Manning Equation to calculate volumetric flow rate, average velocity, Manning roughness coefficient, or channel bottom slope, if given adequate information about a reach of open channel flow
  • Using the Manning Equation, with an iterative procedure, to calculate normal depth for specified volumetric flow rate, channel bottom slope, channel shape & size, and Manning roughness coefficient for a reach of open channel flow
  • Carrying out a variety of calculations for full or partially full flow under gravity in a circular pipe
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled "Uniform Open Channel Flow and the Manning Equation". 

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Uniform Open Channel Flow and the Manning Equation (794 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.

 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Valve Fundamentals
COURSE NO: M04-024
Valve Fundamentals
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides information about the basic components of a valve and their function. It also presents information about each of the types of valves in common use, the globe, gate, plug, ball, needle, butterfly, diaphragm, pinch, check, safety/relief, and reducing valve. It also provides general description of each and relative advantages and disadvantages in comparison with other types of valves.

 

Valves are widely used in fluid piping systems to shut off or throttle flow, as well as to prevent backflow, reduce pressure or relieve pressure.

 

This 4 PDH online course is intended for civil, mechanical, chemical, environmental and industrial engineers, as well as anyone who works with fluids flowing in pipes. An attendee of this course will gain knowledge about the basic types of valves and their use.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Be familiar with the basic components of a valve and their function, including the body, bonnet, stem, actuator, packing, seat, and disk
  • Be familiar with the basic functions of a valve
  • Be familiar with the gate, globe, plug, ball, needle, butterfly, diaphragm and pinch valves, including their use for shutoff and throttling, and the construction, operation, and relative advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Be familiar with the general construction and operation of the different types of check valves, including swing, tilting disk, lift, piston, butterfly, and stop check valves
  • Be familiar with the general construction and operation of reducing valves
  • Be familiar with the general construction and operation of safety and relief valves, and the differences between them
  • Be familiar with the construction and principle of operation of manual, electric motor, pneumatic, hydraulic, and solenoid valve actuators
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the material contained in the Department of Energy Fundamentals Handbook, Publication DOE-HDBK-1018/2-93, "Mechanical Science Module 4 - Valves".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Valve Fundamentals (876 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Module 4 of this DOE publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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