Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology ), commonly known as BUET is a public university in Bangladesh, which focuses on the study of Engineering and Architecture. Founded in 1912, it is the oldest institution for the study of Engineering, Architecture and Urban Planning in Bangladesh.
The department of Water Resources Engineering undertakes various research programs considering national interests and local needs. Research priority is always given towards the sustainable management and development of the complex water resources system. Some of the research works recently incorporated by the faculty members of the department are listed here –
• Application of 2D Mathematical Model for Verification on Water Velocity at Coastal Area of Bangladesh.
• Performance Evaluation of Selected Surface Water irrigation Schemes of BADC.
• A Study of Hydraulic Jump in a Sloping Channel with Abrupt Drop.
• An Experimental Study of Roughness on Selected Flow Parameters in a Compound Meandering Channel.
• Field Assessment of Scour at the Outlet of Selected Road Culverts.
• Modelling the Impact of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise on the Morphology of Lower Meghna River.
• Numerical Simulation of Tidal Level at Selected Coastal Area of Bangladesh.
• An Experimental Study on Settling Behavior of Toe Protection Elements of River Bank Protection Works.
• Development of Operation Rule of Proposed Ganges Barrage using Mathematical Model.
A significant part of research works of the department is directed towards the study and solution of field problems. Some research works conducted by the department are given below –
River Response, Training Works and Erosion Protection
Local scour around bridge piers and abutments; Prevention of bank erosion using revetments, groynes, bottom vanes etc; Behavior of river bifurcation; Roughness of various bed materials; Sedimentation rate of alluvial rivers.
Hydraulics and Hydraulic Structures
Regulator with gravity flap gate; Effect of sluice gate opening angle on the behavior of flow; Study on hydraulic jump in abruptly sloping channel; Behavior of flow in constricted and expanded section.
Coastal Engineering and Coastal Zone Management
Coastal erosion protection; Effectiveness of floating breakwater as protection structure; Saline water intrusion; Estimation of wave height near the coastal belt of Bangladesh.
Hydrology and IWRM
Instream flow requirements of rivers; Hydrologic Forecasting using Artificial Neural Networking; Characterization and impact evaluation of drought; Flood discharge and flood frequency analysis; Development of unit-hydrograph in various river basins.
Climate change impacts on the hydro-morphology of rivers; Regional estimation of climatic parameters.
Optimization of groundwater monitoring network; Impact of agricultural land use changes on surface and ground water; Optimal evaluation of aquifer parameters