Course detail

# Groundwater Hydraulics

Introduction, basic assumptions applied in ground water hydraulics, Darcy’s equation.
1D flow, well hydraulics in steady state.
1D – well hydraulics. Pumping test evaluation.
1D – problems of one-dimensional seepage – FEM.
Two-dimensional seepage in horizontal plane – interference of wells, FEM.
Two-dimensional seepage in vertical plane – drawing and evaluation of flow net + FEM.
Solution of problems of seepage flow.
Seepage deformation.
Unsaturated seepage, infiltration.
Solute transport in ground water.

Department

Institute of Water Structures (VST-VST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge in following areas:
basic assumptions applied in ground water hydraulics, Darcy’s equation.
1 D flow, well hydraulics in steady state
1 D – well hydraulics. Pumping test evaluation.
1D – problems of one-dimensional seepage - FEM.
Two-dimensional seepage in horizontal plane - interference of wells, FEM.
Two-dimensional seepage in vertical plane – drawing and evaluation of flow net + FEM.
Solution of problems of seepage flow.
Seepage deformation.
Solute transport in ground water.

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction, basic assumptions applied in ground water hydraulics, Darcy’s equation.
2. Basic governing equations – law of mass conservation, Darcy’s formula.
3. 1 D flow, well hydraulics in steady state
4. 1 D – well hydraulics. Pumping test evaluation.
5. 1D – problems of one-dimensional seepage – FEM.
6.–7. Two-dimensional seepage in horizontal plane – interference of wells, FEM.
8.–9. Two-dimensional seepage in vertical plane – drawing and evaluation of flow net + FEM.
10. Deformation due to seepage.
11. Unsaturated zone hydraulics.
12. Contaminant transport in groundwater.
13. Introduction to the stochastic modelling.
12.–13. Solute transport in ground water.

Aims

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the problems of groundwater hydraulics from the view of civil engineer. After finishing, the studen will be able to solve the wide range of problems of in the field using both analytical and numerical methods, he will be familiar with the software available and will know the co-operating professionals dealing with groundwater (hydrology, hydrogeology, pedology).

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.

Classification of course in study plans

• Programme NPC-SIV Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

#### Type of course unit

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer