Institute of Hydraulic Engineering
and Water Resources Management
Dr.-Ing. Tobias Schruff

Scientific staff

Tel.: +49(0)241 80 25269
Fax.: +49(0)241 80 25750
Adr.: Mies-van-der-Rohe-Straße 17
52074 Aachen
Room: 317

Research areas

  • Massively parallel rigid body simulations for the generation of virtual riverbeds
  • Porous media flow simulations with the lattice Boltzmann method
  • Coupling of rigid body and fluid flow simulations
  • Risk-based assessment of flood protection measures
  • Real-time control and improvement of water-power plants

Teaching activities

  • Organisation of daily excursions: open-pit mine Garzweiler, Reservoirs in the northern Eifel region

Current research topics

  • The effect of fine-sediment infiltration on the exchange between groundwater and surface water in the hyporheic zone, principal: Helmholtz-Society
  • Design and assessment of innovative flood protection measures in the urban Emscher catchment, principal: Emschergenossenschaft
  • Morphological consulting at the Lippe river, principal: Lippeverband

Publications in journals (international)

Liang, R., Schruff, T., Jia, X., Schüttrumpf, H., Frings, R.M. (2015): Validation of a stochastic digital packing algorithm for porosity prediction in fluvial gravel deposits. Sedimentary Geology 329, 18-27.

Conference proceedings

Schruff, T., Schüttrumpf, H., Frings, R.M. (2015): Application of Fluid-Particle Multiphase Flow Simulations for the Determination of Sand Infiltration Depth into Gravel-Bed Rivers. 9th River Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics, 2015, Iquitos, Peru.

Schruff, T., Schornbaum, F., Godenschwager, C., Rüde, U., Frings, R.M., Schüttrumpf, H. (2014): Numerical Simulation Of Pore Fluid Flow And Fine Sediment Infiltration Into The Riverbed. 11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, 2014, New York, USA.

Becker, B., Schwanenberg, D., Schruff, T., Hatz, M. (2012): Conjunctive Real Time Control and Hydrodynamic Modelling in Application to Rhine River. 10th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, 2012, Hamburg, Germany.

Raso, L., Schwanenberg, D., Schruff, T., Failache Gallo, N. (2012): Tree-Based Model Predictive Control for Optimizing Hydro Power Production and Floods. 10th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, 2012, Hamburg, Germany.

Diploma or Master Thesis

Schruff, T. (2011): A Decision Support Framework for Hydro Power Producers. Diplomarbeit. Lehrstuhl und Institut für Wasserbau und Wasserwirtschaft, RWTH Aachen University.