Advanced Hydrology for Engineers

lbres2206  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Advanced Hydrology for Engineers
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
3 credits
22.5 h + 15.0 h
Javaux Mathieu;
General Hydrology (LBIR1348)
Main themes
- Open-channel hydraulics
- stochastic modeling fro hydrology
- Model optimization and parameterization

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 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
Theory :
-       Open channel hydraulics (8 hours)
-       Stochastic modeling in hydrology (8 hours)
-       Parameter estimation (4 hours)
-       Flow discharge measurements in situ (3 hours)
-       Modeling exercises  in computer room :
  •  HEC-RAS (6 hours)
  • Stochastic modeling (6 hours)
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

- 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

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

  • 50% on practical reports
  • 50% on oral evaluation of theory
Other information
This course can be given in English.
Online resources
Ouvrage de référence : 'manuel technique d'HEC-RAS. Syllabus d'hydraulique- livre Hydrologie fréquentielle - une science prédictive (Meylan et al)
Transparents des cours sur Moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Environmental Bioengineering

Master [120] in Agriculture and Bio-industries