Course detail

Numerical modelling of water flow

FAST-CR55Acad. year: 2020/2021

Introduction to the problem of numerical modelling
Numerical methods of solution:
- water flow in 2D and 3D,
- advection-dispersion,
- dam-break of fill dams,
- stability of water structures.


Institute of Water Structures (VST-VST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students complete goal of this course which include getting up principles of numerical modelling of water flow. Also students get experience in numerical modelling through term projects.


Mathematics, Hydraulics, Hydrology, Soil Mechanics, Elasticity and Plasticity, Structural Analysis.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

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Recommended or required reading

FLETCHER, Clive A. J: Computational Techniques for Fluid Dynamics. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991. ISBN 0172-5726. (EN)
WILCOX, David C.: Turbulence Modeling for CFD. DCW Industries, Inc., 1994. ISBN 0-9636051-0-0. (EN)
HAVLÍK, V., INGEDULD, P., VANĚČEK, S., ZEMAN, E.: Matematické modelování neustáleného proudění. ČVUT Praha, 1992. (CS)
ŘÍHA, Jaromír et al.: Matematické modelování hydrodynamických a disperzních jevů. PC-DIR Brno, 1997. ISBN 80-214-0827-8. (CS)
CHUNG, T.J.: Computational Fluid Dynamics. Cambridge University Press, 2002. ISBN 0 521 59416 2. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

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Language of instruction


Work placements

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Course curriculum

1st Course introduction.
2nd Numerical methods for the solution f selected problems.
3 to 7 Flow modelling in 2D and 3D (ANSYS/FLOTRAN).
8th Modelling of advection-dispersion processes (MIKE11, Znec).
9th Plain deformation of concrete dam (ANSYS).
10th Dam break of fill dams as a result of overtoping.


The aim of the course is to acquaint students with principles of numerical modeling. The students will obtain knowledge about numerical solutions of flow of water, water quality and static of water structures.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer