20.0 h + 15.0 h
Basic knowledge of probability and statistics, as taught in LFSAB1105, as well as some prior knowledge in hydrology (but not mandatory, as the essential elements are recalled)
- 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:
1. The question of floods and inundations
- 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
Lectures for teh theory and practical applications of teh course topics on real cases through homeworks or projects.
The course is given in the calssroom or online, depending on the number of registered students.
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.
- An oral examination about the theoretical concepts taught in the course.
Moodle site for the course, with lecture slides and notes, and other useful documents.
Faculty or entity
Title of the programme
Master  in Civil Engineering