Sediment Transport & Morphodynamics

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Roy M. Frings

Lecturer

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Maximilian Born

Scientific staff

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+49 241 80 25269

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Course description

Students in this class acquire an in-depth knowledge of sediment transport and the morphodynamic development of channels. After completing this module, students should be capable of understanding the natural morphodynamics of rivers, the anthropogenic influence thereon, both today and in the future. Students also gain a broader knowledge of research methods: knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each method provides a basis for independent decision-making when solving practical problems.

Course content

  • Hydromechanics
  • sedimentology
  • bed-load transport
  • suspended-load transport
  • case-study Rhine
  • bed evolution
  • river morphology
  • monitoring and management

Learning Objectives

Students acquire in-depth knowledge of sediment transport and understand the natural morphodynamic behavior of rivers on time scales of seconds to millennia. After completing this module, students can predict the effects of human impact on rivers. They learn skills to solve morphological problems on their own and can recommend engineering methods to stabilize rivers morphodynamically.

 

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