Advanced Hydrology for Engineers

LBRES2206  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Advanced Hydrology for Engineers
3.0 credits
20.0 h + 15.0 h
2q

Teacher(s)
Language
Anglais
Prerequisites

General Hydrology (LBIR1348)

Main themes

- Open-channel hydraulics

- stochastic modeling fro hydrology

- Model optimization and parameterization

Aims

a. Contribution to 'Learning Outcomes' program

M2.2 ; M2.3 ; M6.5 ; M6.8

b . Specific formulation for this activity LO program (maximum 10)

At the end of the course and of the practicals, the students will be able:

- to characterize the type of flow in channels/rivers.

- to understand and be able to apply the theory on gradually varying flow and rapid varying flow;

- to measure the river discharge with different techniques

- to use modelling approaches to simulate river discharge and design methods to control flood risks.

- to estimate hydrological model parameters by different methods

- to understand stochastic hydrology concepts

- to use stochastic models to calibrate and simulate river discharge

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

Content

Theory :

-       Open channel hydraulics (8 hours)

-       Stochastic modeling in hydrology (8 hours)

-       Parameter estimation (4 hours)

Practicals:

-       Flow discharge measurements in situ (3 hours)

-       Modeling exercises  in computer room :

  •  HEC-RAS (6 hours)
  • Stochastic modeling (6 hours)
Teaching methods

- The lectures can be given in English, but illustrated by slights in French. A reference textbook in French supports the lectures.

- Field practical work for river discharge measurments

- Practical work in the computer room allow students to use advanced methods of hydrological modeling

- The practical work  and the reports are a executed in teams

Evaluation methods
  • 50% on practical reports
  • 50% on oral evaluation of theory
Other information

This course can be given in English.

Online resources

Moodle

Bibliography

Reference manuals: 'manuel technique d'HEC-RAS. Syllabus d'hydraulique- livre Hydrologie fréquentielle - une science prédictive (Meylan et al)

Slides available on Moodle

Faculty or entity


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