11510 - Hydrology & Hydraulics Modulübersicht

Module Number: 11510
Module Title:Hydrology & Hydraulics
  Hydrologie & Hydraulik
Department: Faculty 2 - Environment and Natural Sciences
Responsible Staff Member:
  • Prof. PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Molkenthin, Frank
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: Every summer semester
Credits: 6
Learning Outcome:Understanding the typical modelling processes in hydrology & hydraulics such as GIS based catchment analysis, rainfall/runoff analysis, open channel hydraulics and hydrodynamic analysis of rivers.
Practical experiences in application of related software tools.
Basic ability to evaluate and present modelling results in respect to theoretical background, model assumptions and limits as well as uncertainties in data.
Contents:The module has four main parts.

First part deals with the DEM based topographic analysis of a catchment as pre-processing for a hydrological analysis including catchment delinieation, rainfall interpolation, land-use and soil data analysis using GIS for a given case study.

Second part deals with the hydrological rainfall/runoff analysis using different analysis methods. The lectures present the theoretical background of the analysis methods and their application in projects. Students will perform a EXCEL/Hec-HMS/Shetran based assignment for a given case study.

Third part
of the module deals with open channel hydraulics. The lecture presents the theoretical background including engineering assumptions and simplifications. Application examples with manual calculations in comparison to computer-based simulations are introduced and used for training. 

Fourth part
of the module covers computer-based hydrodynamic simulation of river networks for flood management. The lectures present the theoretical background of the hydrodynamic simulation methods (basic differential equations, numerical methods, physical parameters, handling of structures such as weirs, calibration, validation, simulation scenarios …) and their application in projects. Students will perform a software-based assignment for a given case study.

All assignments deal with the same case study data set and demonstrate the integrated application of different software tools within a project. Finally, the lectures will give an outlook for 2D flood modelling and related flood risk management.
Recommended Prerequisites:Advanced knowledge in mathematics/numerics, physics, fluid mechanics, GIS, ICT and water resource management on master level, experiences in computer based modelling, data management and data analysis 

Mandatory Prerequisites:None
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Lecture / 3 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Practical training / 3 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Self organised studies / 90 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:Teaching material and a list of recommended literature will be published on the Web page / in Moodle, links will be provided to the participants during the lectures.
Module Examination:Continuous Assessment (MCA)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:Four assignments during the semester (each 10% -> four assignments 40%)
Written exam (60%)

The written exam will be offered two times during the semester (e.g. last week of lecture period and mid of September). Participants can participate in both written exams, in this case the mean value of the two results will be considered for the final mark.

To pass the module, participants needs 50% from the sum of percentages from the
assignments (max. 40%) and the written exam(s) (max. 60%)
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:None
Part of the Study Programme:
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Environmental and Resource Management / keine PO
  • Master (research-oriented) / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2011
  • Master (research-oriented) / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2021
  • Master (research-oriented) - Double Degree / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2021
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Euro Hydroinformatics and Water Management / keine PO
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Maschinenbau / keine PO
Remarks:This module is for ERM Master study programme only and not for the EuroAquae study programme.
Module Components:
  • 240608 Lecture Hydrology & Hydraulics
  • 240610 Practical training Hydrology & Hydraulics
  • 240621 Examination Hydrology & Hydraulics (1st written exam)
  • 240654 Examination Hydrology & Hydraulics (2nd written exam)
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