This class covers hydrology and water management, river science and river control, sediment transport in rivers, flood protection, design of dams, barrages and weirs, design of components, introduction to the calculation bases, the influence of climatic changes, as well as hydraulic engineering in harmony with nature, and passages for fish up- and downstream migration. Besides the wide range of fields covered, key issues are discussed that are the topic of current political debate (currently: climate change and flood protection).
- Hydrology and water resource management
- river and stream control
- sediment transport in rivers
- flood control
- water-retaining structures
- barrages and weirs
- structural elements
- basis of computation
- climate change
- nature-orientated hydraulic engineering
- passages for fish up- and downstream migration
The course is designed to review the main theoretical principles taught in Hydromechanics I & II and combine them with new content in individual and group-related work, to demonstrate the unity of theory and practice. The students are encouraged to deal with technical complex structures. Apart from technical aspects, the course focuses on key issues of current political debates such as climate change and flood control and protection.