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Lehrstuhl und Institut für
Wasserbau und Wasserwirtschaft
Dr. Roy M. Frings

Leitender wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Roy M. Frings
Tel.: +49(0)241 80 25265
Fax.: +49(0)241 80 25750
E-Mail: frings@iww.rwth-aachen.de
Adr.: Mies-van-der-Rohe-Straße 17
52074 Aachen
Raum: 312

Allgemeine Aufgaben

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Morphodynamik
  • Ökologie
  • Sedimentologie
  • Quartärgeologie
  • Softwareentwicklung
  • Flusssystemanalyse

Lehrtätigkeiten

  • Vorlesung Sedimenttransport und Morphodynamik
  • Organisation des Institutspraktikums
  • Betreuung von studentischen Arbeiten

Auszeichnungen

  • 2004: Posterpreis, Netherlands Centre for River Studies
  • 2005: Vortragspreis, Netherlands Centre for River Studies
  • 2005: Vortragspreis, International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology
  • 2005: Posterpreis, International Centre for Geo-ecological research
  • 2010: Vortragspreis, Netherlands Centre for River Studies

Forschungskontakte und Mitarbeit in Gremien

  • Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde (BfG)
  • Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau (BAW)
  • German-Sino Unsteady Sediment Transport Group (Gesinus)
  • Netherlands Institute for Delta Research (Deltares)
  • Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
  • Utrecht University, the Netherlands (UU)
  • University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Aktuelle Projekte

  • Von der Quelle bis zur Mündung: Sedimentbilanz des Rheins (S2M), Auftraggeber: Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde
  • Sedimentdurchgängigkeit Staustufe Iffezheim, Auftraggeber: Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau.
  • Entwicklung der Dunetrackingsoftware Rheno BT
  • Risiken durch Abwässer aus der intensiven Tierhaltung für Grund- und Oberflächenwasser in Agrarräumen (RiskAGuA), Auftraggeber: BMBF
  • The effect of fine-sediment infiltration on the exchange between groundwater and surface water in the hyporheic zone, Auftraggeber: FZ Jülich

Veröffentlichungen in Fachzeitschriften (international)

Frings, R.M., Doering, R., Beckhausen, C., Schüttrumpf, H., Vollmer, S. (subm.): Today's sediment budget of the Rhine River channel, focusing on the Lower Rhine Embayment. Geomorphology.

Frings, R.M., Gehres, N., Promny, M., Middelkoop, H., Schüttrumpf, H., Vollmer, S. (accepted): Today's sediment budget of the Rhine River channel, focusing on the Upper Rhine Graben and Rhenish Massif. Geomorphology.

Frings, R.M., Vaessen, S., Groß, H., Roger, S., Hollert, H., Schüttrumpf, H. (2013): A fish-passable barrier to stop the invasion of non-indigenous crayfish. Biological Conservation. 159, 521–529.

Vaeßen, S.C.K., Herrmann, D., Beinlich, B., Frings, R.M., Groß, H., Hollert, H., Rathke, K., Schüttrumpf, H. (subm.): Entwicklung einer fischpassierbaren Krebssperre. Wasser und Abfall.

Cofalla, C., Hudjetz, S., Roger, S., Brinkmann, M., Frings, R.M., Wölz, J., Schmidt, B., Schäffer, A., Kammann, U., Hecker, M., Hollert, H., Schüttrumpf, H. (2012): A combined hydraulic and toxicological approach to assess re-suspended sediments during simulated flood events-part II: an interdisciplinary experimental methodology. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 429-442. Doi: 10.1007/s11368-012-0476-2.

Frings, R.M. (2011): Sedimentary characteristics of the gravel-sand transition in the river Rhine. Journal of Sedimentary Research, Vol. 81, pp. 52-63.

Frings, R.M., H. Schüttrumpf, S. Vollmer (2011): Validation of porosity predictors for fluvial sand-gravel deposits. Water Resources Research, Vol. 47. Doi:10.1029/2010WR009690.

Frings, R.M., Ottevanger, W., Sloff, C.J. (2011): Downstream fining processes in sandy lowland rivers. Journal of Hydraulic Research, Vol. 49 (2), 178-193.

Cofalla, C., Roger, S., Frings, R.M., Schüttrumpf, H., Brinkmann, M., Hudjetz, S., Wölz, J., Hollert, H., Gerbersdorf, S.U., Hecker, M., Kammann, U., Lennartz, G., Schäffer, A. (2011): Eine Methode zur Bestimmung der Wechselwirkungen zwischen Sedimentdynamik und Ökotoxikologie. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, Vol. 55 (4), 227-230.

Schüttrumpf, H., Brinkmann, M., Cofalla, C., Frings, R.M., Gerbersdorf, U., Hecker, M., Hudjetz, S., Kammann, U., Lennartz, G., Roger, S., Schäffer, A., Hollert, H. (2011): A new approach to investigate the interactions between sediment transport and ecotoxicological processes during flood events. Environmental Sciences Europe, Vol. 23 (1). Doi: 10.1186/2190-4715-23-39.

Frings, R.M., Berbee, B.M., Erkens, G., Kleinhans, M.G., Gouw, M.J.P. (2009): Human-induced changes in bed shear stress and bed grain size in the river Waal (The Netherlands) during the past 900 years. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Vol. 34 (4), 503-514.

Frings, R.M. (2008): Downstream fining in large sand-bed rivers. Earth Science Reviews, Vol. 87, 39-60.

Frings, R.M., Kleinhans, M.G. (2008): Complex variations in sediment transport at three large river bifurcations during discharge waves in the river Rhine. Sedimentology, Vol. 55, 1145-1171.

Frings, R.M., Kleinhans, M.G., Vollmer, S. (2008): Discriminating between pore-filling load and bed-structure load: a new porosity-based method, exemplified for the river Rhine. Sedimentology, Vol. 55, 1571-1193.

Kleinhans, M.G., Crompvoets, C., Bakker, C.J.G., Frings, R.M. (2008): Magnetic resonance imaging of coarse sediment. Sedimentary Geology, Vol. 208 (3-4), 69-78.

Konferenzbeiträge

Ribbe, F., Bartelt, D., Bundesmann, R., Cofalla, C., Detering, M., Henkel, H., Hudjetz, S.; Frings, R.M., Hollert, H., Schüttrumpf, H. (2013): Kontinuierliche Sedimentverlagerung zur Wiederherstellung eines natürlichen Sedimenttransports. Tag der Hydrologie, Bern.

Bailey, C., Frings, R.M., Ribbe, F., Wings, T., Schüttrumpf, H., Dott, W. (2013): Risk AGuA – Risiken durch Abwässer aus der intensiven Tierhaltung für Grund- und Oberflächenwasser – Risikoabschätzung durch Modellversuche. Tag der Hydrologie, Bern.

Frings, R.M., Kirsch, F., Schüttrumpf, H., Vollmer, S. (2012): The transition between gravel-bed rivers and sand-bed rivers. In: Murillo Munos, R.E. (Ed.): River Flow 2012, 629-634. London: Taylor and Francis.

Frings, R.M., Beckhausen, C. (2012): On the lateral variability of bed-load transport in the Niederrhein and its implications for measurement strategies. Gesinus symposium, Koblenz, Germany.

Frings, R.M., Hillebrand, G., Vollmer S., (2012): From source to mouth: the sediment budget of the river Rhine. General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union 2012. Vienna, Austria.

Frings, R.M., Vollmer, S. (2012): Use of 3D photogrammetry for measurement of river bed porosity. General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union 2012. Vienna, Austria.

Gehres, N., Frings, R.M. (2012): Dune Tracking – Eine Methode zur quantitativen Erfassung des sohlnahen Sedimenttransportes über Transportkörper. In:Dynamik des Sedimenthaushaltes von Wasserstraßen, 14. Gewässermorphologisches Kolloquium 2011, 43-51. BfG, Koblenz.

Schüttrumpf, H.; Bartelt, D.; Cofalla, C.; Detering, M.; Frings, R.M.; Henkel, S.; Hollert, H.; Hudjetz, S.; Huber, N.; Kirsch, F. (2012): Bewertung, Nutzung und Verwertung von Talsperrensedimenten. 35. Dresdener Wasserbaukolloquium 2012 "Staubauwerke – Planen, Bauen, Betreiben".

Schüttrumpf, H., Cofalla, C., Frings, R., Henkel, S. (2012): Wasserbau Interdisziplinär! In: Franzius-Tag 2012: Tagungsband zum Tag des Franzius-Instituts 2012, Franzius-Institut f. Wasserbau u. Küsteningenieurwesen d. Leibniz Univ. Hannover, Hannover, 38-41.

Schüttrumpf, H., Bartelt, D., Cofalla, C., Detering, M., Frings, R., Henkel, S., Hollert, H., Hudjetz, S., Huber, N., Kirsch, F. (2012): Bewertung, Nutzung und Verwertung von Talsperrensedimenten. In: Staubauwerke - Planen, Bauen, Betreiben, 35. Dresdner Wasserbaukolloquium 2012, Dresden. Dresdner wasserbauliche Mitteilungen, Vol. 47, Inst. f. Wasserbau u. Techn. Hydromechanik, Techn. Univ. Dresden, 145-154.

Cofalla, C., Hudjetz, S., Roger, S., Brinkmann, M., Frings, R.M., Wölz, J., Schmidt, B., Schäffer, A., Kammann, U., Hecker, M., Hollert, H., Schüttrumpf H. (2012): A combined hydraulic and toxicological approach to assess re-suspended sediments during simulated flood events-Part II: an interdisciplinary experimental methodology. Journal of Soils and Sediments, Vol. 3, 429-442. doi: 10.1007/s11368-012-0476-2.

Schüttrumpf, H., Brinkmann, M., Cofalla, C., Frings, R.M., Gerbersdorf, S.U., Hecker, M., Hudjetz, s., Kammann, U., Lennar G., Roger, S., Schäffer, A., Hollert, H. (2011): A new approach to investigate the interactions between sediment transport and ecotoxicological processes during flood events. Environmental Sciences Europe, Vol. 23 (1). doi: 10.1186/2190-4715-23-39.

Cofalla, C., Roger, S., Frings, R.M., Schüttrumpf, H., Brinkmann, M., Hudjetz, S., Wölz, J., Hollert, H., Gerbersdorf, S.U., Hecker, M., Kammann, U., Lennartz, G., Schäffer, A. (2011): Eine Methode zur Bestimmung der Wechselwirkungen zwischen Sedimentdynamik und Ökotoxikologie. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, Vol. 4, 227-230.

Frings, R.M. (2011): Downstream fining of bed sediments in sand-bed rivers. In: Schüttrumpf, H. (Ed.) Kleine und Große Steine, 99-110. 41. Internationales Wasserbau-Symposium Aachen (IWASA).

Frings, R.M., Gehres N., Promny M. (2011): Bed erosion in the Rhine: characteristics of the incision process. International Conference on the Status and Future of the World's Large Rivers, Vienna.

Frings, R.M., Ottevanger, W., Sloff, C.J. (2010): Downstream fining processes in sandy lowland rivers. In: Dittrich, A., Koll, K.,Aberle, J., Geisenhauer, P. (Ed.): River Flow 2010, Vol. 1, 5th International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, Braunschweig, Germany.

Frings, R.M., Promny, M., Gehres, N. (2010): Dune-induced bed erosion in the German hinterland: source of sand for the Dutch Rhine delta? In: Stouthamer, E. (Ed.), NCR-days 2010, November 4-5, Book of Abstracts, 8.

Weichert, R.B., Wahrheit-Lensing, A., Frings, R.M., Promny M., Vollmer, S. (2010): Hydraulic and morphological characteristics of the river Rhine between Iffezheim and Bingen. In: Dittrich, A., Koll, K.,Aberle, J., Geisenhauer, P. (Ed.): River Flow 2010, Vol. 1, 1077-1084. 5th International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, Braunschweig, Germany.

Frings, R.M. (2010): A sediment balance for the river Rhine. In: Methodology & Interpretation. Gesinus symposium, Germany.

Frings, R.M. (2009): Porosity prediction for fluvial sediments. 9th International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology, Argentina.

Carambia, M., Frings R.M., (2009): Abflussszenarien für den Rhein des 21. Jahrhunderts. Tagungsband KLIWAS: Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf Wasserstraßen und Schifffahrt in Deutschland. 1. Statuskonferenz, 105-108. Bonn.

Carambia, M.,Frings, R.M. (2009): Discharge Scenarios for the Rhine of the 21st Century. First Status Conference KLIWAS: Impacts of Climate Change on Waterways and Navigation in Germany, 104-107. Bonn, Germany.

Frings, R.M. (2009): Porosity prediction for fluvial sand-gravel mixtures. In: Gesinus symposium, Braunschweig, Germany.

Frings, R.M. (2008): Die Porosität von Flussbettsedimenten. In: BfG Kolloquium, 13-21. Koblenz, Germany.

Frings, R.M., Kleinhans, M.G., (2008): Morphological processes at river bifurcations. International Commission for the Hydrology of the Rhine basin (CHR), Bern, Switzerland.

Frings, R.M., Berbee, B.M.,Erkens, B., Kleinhans, M.G. (2008): Flow and sediment properties of the river Rhine during floods: a reconstruction of historical changes due to human impact. General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union 2008, Vienna, Austria.

Frings, R.M., Kleinhans, M.G., Vollmer, S. (2008): The pore structure of the river bed. General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union 2008, Vienna, Austria.

Kleinhans, M.G., Frings, R.M. (2008): Sorting out sand and gravel at river bifurcations with upstream bends and dunes. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Geophysical Union 2008, Banff, Canada.

Frings, R.M. (2007): Discriminating between wash-load & bed-material load. A new porosity-based method exemplified for the river Rhine. International Commission for the Hydrology of the Rhine basin (CHR), Koblenz, Germany.

Frings, R.M. (2007): Downstream fining in the river Rhine: processes and modelling. Gesinus symposium, Aachen, Germany.

Frings, R.M., Kleinhans, M.G. (2006): Sediment distribution at the Merwedekop. In: H.J.T. Weerts, I., Ritsema, L., Van Os, A.G. (Ed.): NCR-days 2005: research on river dynamics from geological to operational time scales. NCR-publication 29-2005, 32-33. Delft: Netherlands Centre for River Studies.

Frings, R.M., Kleinhans, M.G., (2005): Effects of river bifurcations on downstream fining. Gravel-Bed Rivers 6 Conference, Austria.

Frings, R.M., Kleinhans, M.G. (2005): Strong effects of bend sorting on the sediment distribution at active river bifurcations. 8th International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology, The Netherlands.

Frings, R.M., Kleinhans, M.G. (2005): Supply-limited transport of bed-load sediment at the Ijsselkop In: Makaske, A., van Os, A.G. (Ed.): NCR-days 2004: Research for managing rivers, present and future issues. NCR-publication 26-2005, 94-95. Delft: Netherlands Centre for River Studies.

Bolwidt, L.J., Jesse P., Frings, R.M. (2005): Morphological behaviour around bifurcation points; preliminary results of recent measurements. In: Makaske, A., Van Os, A.G. (Ed.): NCR-days 2004: Research for managing rivers, present and future issues. NCR-publication 26-2005, 96-97. Delft: Netherlands Centre for River Studies.

Frings, R.M. (2004): Which processes determine the downstream fining of bed sediment in the Dutch Rhine branches? In: Douben, N., Van Os, A.G. (Ed.): NCR-days 2003: Dealing with floods within constraints. NCR-publication 24-2004, 78-79. Delft: Netherlands Centre for River Studies.

Dissertation

Frings, R.M. (2007): From gravel to sand. Downstream fining of bed sediments in the lower river Rhine. PhD thesis. Utrecht University. Also published as Netherlands Geographical Studies 368, Royal Dutch Geographical Society, Utrecht.

Sonstige Veröffentlichungen

Pfeffer, K., Frings, R.M., Castenmiller, M.C. (2003): Modelling plant growth in alpine terrain. In: Pfeffer, K. (Ed.): Integrating spatio-temporal environmental models for planning ski runs. Netherlands Geographical Studies 311, 135-155. Utrecht: Royal Dutch Geographical Society.