541-0089/01 – Computational Hydraulics in River Systems (VHRS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Jan Unucka, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Jan Unucka, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2010/2011Year of cancellation2016/2017
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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UNU01 doc. RNDr. Jan Unucka, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To acquaint students with computational hydraulics and most widely used program funds in this area. It discussed the necessary theoretical framework for river hydraulics, including the most commonly used methods of numerical solution to the river flow. Major emphasis is placed on practical work, which consists of the construction (schematization) model of the river section, simulations steady, unsteady flow and sediment transport and subsequent visualization of results (floodplains, flow velocity and sediment transport in channels and inundation areas). The river level schematization of the model is demonstrated by linking the most widely used numerical models and GIS. The final lecture discusses the application of computational hydraulics and environmental engineering problems, selecting appropriate tools and methods (2D x 1D models, GIS preprocessors) and finally the process of calibration and verification of models. Output knowledge, skills and competence: After completing the course the student should demonstrate proficiency in terms of the computational hydraulics and hydrodynamic models. Then apply the acquired knowledge in practical applications, which consist primarily of analysis of river flow and inundation zones for disaster management, editing riverbed, restoration actions and interactions of rainfall-runoff and hydrodynamic models.

Teaching methods



Základy hydrauliky otevřených koryt. Základní vzorce pro hydrostatiku a hydrodynamiku, vlnové aproximace, numerické metody v hydraulice a jejich aplikace v podmínkách ČR. Rozdělení hydraulických modelů dle standardních kritérií - počet dimenzí, schematizace koryt, možnosti propojení s GIS. Okrajové a počáteční podmínky hydraulických modelů. Preprocesing hydrodynamických modelů HEC-RAS a MIKE 11 v prostředí GIS. Schematizace, verifikace, provoz a kalibrace hydrodynamických modelů HEC-RAS a MIKE 11. Postprocesing v GIS, vizualizace záplavových zón. Model MIKE 21c, srovnání s 1D modely HEC-RAS a MIKE 11. Platforma MIKE FLOOD. Možnosti propojení hydraulických modelů s modely srážkoodtokovými a modely urbánní hydrologie a stokových sítí.

Compulsory literature:

CUNGE J.A., HOLLY F.M, VERWEY A. (1980): Practical Aspects of Computational Hydraulics. Pitman Advanced Publishing Porgramme, London. lSBN: 0273 08442 9 DYHOUSE, G.R. et al. (2007): Floodplain Modelling Using HEC-RAS. Watertown, Bentley Institute Press. 696 s. ISBN: 978-1-934493-02-1 JULIEN, P.Y. (2002): River Mechanics. Cambridge, Cambridge Univ. Press. 434 s. ISBN: 978-0521529709 SENE. K. (2010): Hydrometeorology. Forecasting and Applications. Dordrecht, Springer. 356 s. ISBN 978-90-481-3402-1

Recommended literature:

HAMILL, L. (2001): Understanding Hydraulics. Hampshire, Palgrave Macmillan, 640 s. ISBN: 978-0333779064 MAIDMENT, D.R. ed. (2002): ArcHydro. GIS for Water Resources. ESRI Press. 220 s. ISBN: 978-1589480346 MAIDMENT, D., DJOKIC, D. ed. (2000): Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modelling Support with Geographic Information Systems. Redlands, ESRI Press. 232 s. ISBN: 978-879102804 NOVAK, P., GUINOT, V. et al. (2010): Hydraulic Modelling – an Introduction. Principles, methods and applications. London, Taylor & Francis. 614 s. ISBN 0-203-86162-0

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Další požadavky na studenta

The study of recommended literature.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Problematic of flow in open channels. Basic algorithm and numerical operators of the hydrostatics and hydrodynamics, wave approximations, numerical methods in hydraulics and their application in the Czech Republic. The distribution of hydraulic models, according to standard criteria - number of dimensions, schematization, connectivity with GIS. Boundary and initial conditions of hydraulic models. Preprocessing of hydrodynamic model HEC-RAS and MIKE 11 in the GIS. Schematization, verification, operation and calibration of hydrodynamic models, HEC-RAS and MIKE 11. Postprocessing in GIS, visualization of flood zones. Model MIKE 21c, compared with the 1D model HEC-RAS and MIKE 11. MIKE FLOOD platform. Connectivity of hydraulic models with rainfall-runoff models and models of urban hydrology and sewer networks.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2012/2013 Winter semester, validity until: 2016/2017 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
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