- Determination of design floods
- Management and operation of reservoirs and floodplains
- Simplified flood propagation modelling
- Introduction to the problematics of droughts
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
Contribution to the acquisition and evaluation of the following learning outcomes of the programme in civil engineering: AA1.1, AA1.2, AA1.3, AA2.1, AA2.2, AA2.3, AA2.4, AA2.5, AA3.1, AA3.3, AA5.2, AA5.3, AA5.5, AA5.6, AA6.2.
More specifically, at the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- Origin of floods
- Natural and man-inducing causes
- Empirical methods (historical methods, or based on the watershed dimensions)
- Statistical methods (extreme value distributions)
- Gradex method: rainfall-discharge relation for extreme rainfalls
- Retention reservoirs and flood attenuation
- Reservoir exploitation: flow mass curve, stochastical simulation (Fiering)
- Reservoir sedimentation
- Flood control for hydropower reservoirs
- Hydrological methods (Muskingum)
- Methods of cells
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Lectures for teh theory and practical applications of teh course topics on real cases through homeworks or projects.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The evaluation takes place in two parts:
- Continuous evaluation through regular assignments on the different topics of the course. Each assignment leads to a report or a presentation that is discussed with the professor during the exam session. This parts counts for 60 % of the final mark.
- An oral examination about the theoretical concepts taught in the course. This part counts for 40 % of the final mark. If the students fails this part, the weight is increased linearly toward 100 % for a mark lower than 8/20 for the oral part.