WR 703

Course Name: 

Systems Approach and Optimization Techniques in Water Resources Engineering






Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 



  • Definition of a system, classification, steps in system design.
  • Water resources systems, Concept of a system, Classification, systems analysis techniques, Issues in system approach, Advantages and limitations, Objectives of Water Resources development, steps in system design.
  • Linear Programming: Formulation, Graphical method, Simplex method, Primal-dual relationship, introduction to sensitivity analysis, Application of LP.
  • Dynamic Programming (DP) and applications in Water Resources Engineering.
  • Network models -Transportation models , WR System as a network flow problem, Non-linear programming, Unconstrained and constrained Optimization, Lagrange multipliers method and Kuhn - Tucker conditions. Multi-objective models, Plan formulation and selection techniques.


F.S.Hiller and G.J.Liberman, Introduction to Operations Research.
D.P.Loucks et al., Water Resources Systems Planning and Analysis
Ravindran et al., Operations Research - Principles and Practice.
S.S.Rao, Engineering Optimisation
Y.Y.Haimes,Hierarchial Analysis of Water Resources Systems


Applied Mechanics and Hydraulics

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Amba Shetty., Professor and Head

Department of Applied Mechanics and Hydraulics, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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