816000 Introduction in hydraulics, water and waste management (in Eng.)

Vorlesung und Übung
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Kammerer, Gerhard , Holzmann, Hubert , Huber-Humer, Marion
Angeboten im Semester
Wintersemester 2023/24
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen


Combined lecture and exercises with the aim to provide basic knowledge in the fields of water management, hydraulics, water and waste management at bachelor level in English language
The following topics will be addressed:

Hydraulics: Hydrostatics, Hydrodynamics (basic equations, conservation laws), pipe flow (laminar and turbulent flow, Darcy-Weisbach equation, friction factor, Moody-diagram) open-channel flow (Manning-Strickler formula), gradually and rapidly varied flow (hydraulic jump), , groundwater flow (Darcy’s Law, Laplace equation, hydraulic conductivity).

Water Management / Hydrology: Water balance and water cycle, surface and subsurface flow processes, interrelations to hydraulic calculations (discharge, flood routing, flood protection measures, detention basin). Introduction to simple hydrological models and to basics in water management planning.

Waste Management: basic legal framework in the EU (waste framework directive, hierarchy), waste definitions and characterisation; impacts on waste generation, environmental impact by waste management, waste treatment strategies and processes, waste disposal.

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)



Students will gain competence in solving applied hydraulic problems to support the design of e.g. sewer systems, water courses or flood protection measures.

Students will know about principles and fundamental facts of water management (hydrologocial modelling and flood risk management)

Students will know about fundamental aspects of waste management.
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