815303 Drainage

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Kammerer, Gerhard
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Disadvantages, features and causes of wetness; measures; elements (polders, pumping stations etc.); systems (surface drainage, subsurface drainage, open drainage, pipe drainage, mole drainage, combined drainage); steady-state and transient formulae for calculation of drain spacings; summary of drawing up drainage projects; simulation programs, drainage models (e. g. DRAINMOD).

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Based on the principles of soil water management as part of rural water management a detailed introduction to the interrelationships between groundwater levels, the distribution of soil water, soil drainage, crops, and mechanical soil cultivation is provided. The students should then be able to suggest technical measures which can maintain or ensure sustainable use of groundwater, but which also have a minimal impact on the local ecosystem.
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