Branch Details

Water Management and Water Structures

Original title in Czech: Vodní hospodářství a vodní stavbyFASTAbbreviation: VHSAcad. year: 2019/2020

Programme: Civil Engineering

Length of Study: 4 years

Accredited from: 25.7.2007Accredited until: 31.12.2020

Profile

PhD study of Water Management and Water Structures study branch is focused on complex scientific training, methodology of independent research work and development of knowledge in this area of water management theory. Basic theoretical disciplines, such as mathematics, construction and applied physics, hydromechanics, hydrology, hydropedology, soil mechanics, water chemistry, water quality in a river basin and other subjects are presented. As technical applications there are mainly hydro-technical structures, hydro-amelioration structures, waterworks, waste water treatment, municipal drainage, water management systems, reconstruction of water supply piping network, restoration of water courses and reservoirs, waste in water management. Scientific preparation is based on knowledge of theoretical disciplines of natural sciences base together with theoretical and scientific disciplines of water management orientation. Graduate of PhD study is ready to work in research and development, using creative approach for problems solving and development of new methods in current water management and their application in construction of water management structures. PhD study is closely connected with scientific, research and development activities at training workplace and with technical practice. Continuous active scientific and pedagogical activity is a good condition for eventual qualification of graduates as academic employees at Universities.

Supervisor

Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

2. round (applications submitted from 24.10.2019 to 09.12.2019)

  1. Assessment of Uncertainties in Flood Risk Analysis

    The aim of this thesis is to propose methods for determining and reducing uncertainties in the context of selected methods of flood risk analysis. Emphasis will be placed on the uncertainty in the results of numerical modeling of water flow in floodplains.

    Tutor: Dráb Aleš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  2. Combined systems in treatment processes.

    The doctoral thesis will be focused on the application of the Triton system in the biological stage of the wastewater treatment plant. The aim of the work is the system design methodology for mixing activation tanks that lack design experience. Use of the Flow 3D software is anticipated.

    Tutor: Hlavínek Petr, prof. Ing., CSc., MBA

  3. Constructed wetlands based on recycled construction waste

    The essence of the solution of the topic is the inclusion of construction recyclates, their effective washing and adjustment to such physical characteristics that will suit the filtration of wastewater. In parallel, there is a need to monitor the evolution of the effluent removal rate of the sewage water, depending on the grain composition. Comparison with natural materials both qualitatively and economically. Other related objectives = realization of the patent and its launch.

    Tutor: Kriška-Dunajský Michal, Ing., Ph.D.

  4. Dam risk analysis

    The aim is to propose, elaborate and verify the method for the assessment of risks coming from the existence and operation of dams. Appropriate risk-based method and corresponding tools will be chosen, e.g. event trees for individual types of hydraulic structures, probabilistic assessment for the initiating events using the statistical methods, the assessment of the vulnerability of system components. New trends in design standards and existing dam categorization will be taken into account.

    Tutor: Říha Jaromír, prof. Ing., CSc.

  5. Decentralized wastewater collection and treatment for rural areas.

    Cílem práce je vývoj nových technických i netechnických opatření při odvádění a čištění odpadních vod v urbanizovaných územích. Práce bude zaměřena jednak na problematiku odvodnění na jednotlivých nemovitostech, tak i ve veřejné části městského odvodnění. Práce bude zpracována v návaznosti na řešené projekty související s touto problematikou.

    Tutor: Hlavínek Petr, prof. Ing., CSc., MBA

  6. Determination of the Hydrodynamic Load on an Inundated Bridge structures

    The aim of this thesis is to determine the hydrodynamic forces on inundated bridge structures. The solution involves the use of numerical modelling techniques in combination with experimental laboratory research.

    Tutor: Dráb Aleš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  7. Effect of drainage of sewer network

    The work will focus on the design of suitable technological process in building of the sewer networks, which will be solved reduction of drainage effect of the sewer in urban areas in order to meet legislative requirements and environmental requirements.

    Tutor: Raclavský Jaroslav, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  8. Evaluation of the effectiveness of adaptation measures in the river basin

    The effectiveness of adaptation measures is assessed in selected river basins in different geological and pedological areas.

    Tutor: Dumbrovský Miroslav, prof. Ing., CSc.

  9. Formation and development of erosion rills in the sloping ground during the occurrence of heavy precipitation

    At selected locations of loess and Cambisol soils will be monitored by the formation and development of erosion rills. Measurement and evaluation of shape and volume changes of erosion rills will run after each erosion efficient heavy precipitation. The measured values will be statistically evaluated in the context of all causal factors.

    Tutor: Dumbrovský Miroslav, prof. Ing., CSc.

  10. Generation of artificial flow time series with considering on a non-stationary processes

    Artificial flow time series are one of the extended hydrological inputs using for design of reservoir storage capacity for important water reservoirs. Climate change also give an strong assumptions about temporal redistribution of hydrological time series. The aim of this thesis will be to create a tool fo generating artificial flow time series, which will consider the time redistibution, respectively the non-stationarity of the hydrological series.

    Tutor: Marton Daniel, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  11. Impact of non-stationary processes on hydrological time series

    Climate change gradually affects the Czech Republic. The question remains, whether this change is step or gradual change. The aim of the PhD thessis will be using analysis of non-stacionary processes identify and describe the temporal variability of hydrological processes and on this basis estimated the flow time series in the future.

    Tutor: Marton Daniel, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  12. Influence of leakage of sewer systems on their hydraulic modeling

    The aim of the dissertation thesis will be to solve the problem of leakage of sewer networks in joints, resp. in the event of breakdowns and to apply the acquired knowledge to existing hydraulic models SWMM, event. MIKE URBAN. The PhD student will simulate various states (values) of infiltration and exfiltration in relation to the evaluation of the technical condition of the sewer network and perform a sensitivity analysis of their influence on selected hydraulic parameters of the sewer network.

    Tutor: Raclavský Jaroslav, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  13. Low flow sediment movement in the water supply system

    The dissertation will evaluate the processes of formation, accumulation and movement of sediments in the water supply network in case studies of real water systems, depending on the quality of transported water, hydraulic regime of the water network, material of mains, network maintenance, failures and repairs and other factors. Simulation models of water networks will be used for the analysis. Generally valid conclusions will be formulated.

    Tutor: Ručka Jan, Ing., Ph.D.

  14. Natural filters for removing specific pollutants

    Natural filters and constructed wetlands are already used as a standard for their high sewage treatment efficiencies. The aim of the topic is to focus on specific pollutants (polyaromatic hydrocarbons) that may occur in industrial wastewater. The aim of this work is the realization of testing units, monitoring of efficiency, evaluation of results with a rollover into practice (for selected producer of industrial wastewater).

    Tutor: Kriška-Dunajský Michal, Ing., Ph.D.

  15. Numerical modelling of flow at dam spillways

    The flow at dam spillways is turbulent WITH high velocities and with significant aeration. The aim is to verify various turbulent models for the simulation of flow at selected types of spillways. The verification will be carried out by comparing numerical results with physical experiments and measurements at real structures during floods. The results will be a guidance on the use of numerical models for the simulation of flow at spillways, specification and estimate of uncertainties in results.

    Tutor: Říha Jaromír, prof. Ing., CSc.

  16. Numerical Modelling of Water Flow near to Walls and Free Surface

    Work will deal with numerical modelling of hydrodynamic phenomenon with a goal to verify factual and numerical accuracy of flows in watermanagement structures and their comparison with physical research. Focus will lay on influence of wall conditions and free surface.

    Tutor: Jandora Jan, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  17. Possibility of internal erosion initiation in hydraulic structures and its assessment

    The aim is to analyse the possibility of dam failure due to internal erosion. Failure modes and places of their origin will be assessed together with the criteria used for the design and safety assessment. During the solution uncertainties in input parameters will be assessed and the failure probability will be estimated via random sampling procedures. Partial aims are analysis of failure modes of water structures due to filter deformation, defining conditions of limit state and deriving partial reliability factors. Student will be co-operating with the international working group searching appropriate software.

    Tutor: Říha Jaromír, prof. Ing., CSc.

  18. Proposal of stabilization of flooded sand and gravel shores

    The basis of the thesis will be a proposal of stabilization of highly unstable shores made up of easily washable and inefficient material, which significantly makes it difficult to use biological and biotechnical stabilization.

    Tutor: Šlezingr Miloslav, prof. Dr. Ing.

  19. Recalibration intervals of flow measurement systems using weirs and flumes

    Measurement systems composed of weirs and flumes are often installed in specific geometric and current boundary conditions. Analysis of the problems of metrological confirmation is not available. At the same time zone of setting of deadlines recalibration of measurement systems in terms of regulations defined tolerance limits is for users of measuring systems from an economic and operational view cardinal.

    Tutor: Žoužela Michal, Ing., Ph.D.

  20. Scour at inclined bridge piers

    Around the bridge pillars occur scour that can threaten its stability. The evolution of the scour is well known for the vertical pillars, but it is not known for the inclined pillars. For example, the arch bridges have inclined pillars. The aim of this work is to describe the development of scour that occur in cohesionless soils of defined grain size by means of a series of measurements in laboratory with lateral and longitudinal inclination of the circular and rectangular cross-section pillars and to describe the criteria for riprap design.

    Tutor: Zachoval Zbyněk, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  21. Sediment and nutrient transport in Winter period

    In model catchments areas and experimental plots will be measured and evaluated nutrient and sediment transport in winter non-vegetation period. The measured values ??will be statistically evaluated in the context of all causal factors.

    Tutor: Dumbrovský Miroslav, prof. Ing., CSc.

  22. Sediment abrasion

    Sediment abrasion is caused by mutual contact between two particles. The result of the abrasion is to increase the number of particles and reduce their size. Downstream fining of sediment particles is caused by abrasion, sedimentation, entrainment, particle sorting, geometric changes of the channel and changes of discharge. The aim of the doctoral thesis is to determine the characteristics of the abrasion by means of laboratory experiments.

    Tutor: Zachoval Zbyněk, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  23. Stormwater management in urban areas

    The aim of the work is to develop new technical and non-technical measures for infiltration, retention and use of stormwater in urbanized areas. The work will focus on the issue of rainwater management on individual properties as well as on the public part of urban drainage. The work will be elaborated in relation to the solved projects related to this issue.

    Tutor: Hlavínek Petr, prof. Ing., CSc., MBA

  24. The Methodology for odor elimination on the sewerage network

    The dissertation thesis will be focused on the problem of odor on the sewerage network, which arises mainly in the trasnsfer stations of the sewerage system at the end of the pressurized sewers lines. The aim of this work is to elaborate a draft methodology for odor elimination at the sewerage system, which will be used for the sewerage and WWTP operators. The work will be tested various measures to eliminate odor in selected locations. The dissertation thesis will be solved in cooperation with Vodárenská akciová společnost, a.s.

    Tutor: Raclavský Jaroslav, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  25. The use of sorbents in removing metals from water sources

    The dissertation will be focused on the problems of metals in water sources and the possibility of their removal by means of sorbents within the water treatment technological processes. The work will be an overview of already used and non-traditional sorption materials. The selected sorbents will be used to monitor the efficiency of metals removal that are toxic to humans. The aim is to recommend the suitability of sorption materials for removing toxic metals from water, both in terms of efficiency and economics.

    Tutor: Biela Renata, Ing., Ph.D.

  26. Treatment of municipal wastewater by anaerobic MBR technology.

    Goal of the thesis is development of technology of municipal wastewater by anaerobic process with aggregated biomass and sludge separation by means of submerged membrane module. Work will be focused on solution of problems connected with membrane clogging by operation, cleaning and process control.

    Tutor: Hlavínek Petr, prof. Ing., CSc., MBA

  27. Use of algae for purification of wastewater with high content of nutrients.

    Goal of the thesis is use of microalgae for purification of wastewater with high content of nutrients. Dissertation will be carried on research projects in cooperation with research center AdMaS and company Photon Systems Instruments. In the frame of research problems of process dimensioning and nutrients harvesting from algae will be solved. Results will be verified on real wastewaters.

    Tutor: Hlavínek Petr, prof. Ing., CSc., MBA

  28. Water management analysis of reservoir capacity under aleatory and epistemic uncertainty

    Aleotry uncertainties and epistemic uncertainties play an important role in proces of creating prediction, system design, and system management processes. The aim of this work will be to perform a complex water management analysis of reservoir in conditions aleatoric and epistemic uncertainties. Using Bayesian approach to define uncertainty and describe links and effects on a water management analysis of reservoir capacity.

    Tutor: Marton Daniel, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  29. To assess the reservoir yield performance the definition of reliability is used in the Czech Republic. Worldwide the new concepts of assessing the reservoir yield performance, such as risk, resiliance, vulnerability, have been defined over the past decade. The aim of this thesis will be to carry out an extensive state of art and application of these knowledge on a selected water reservoir. On the basis of obtained information also derive a new kind reservoir yield performance metric.

    Tutor: Marton Daniel, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  30. One possible solution to increase the discharge of existing weirs is to decrease part of their crest. This creates a compound weir with two section of different crest levels. The discharge of one section is influenced by the second. The determination of the total discharge as a sum of section discharges is not accurate. The aim of the work is to describe the range of the interaction and determine the recommendations for the discharge calculation using a series of measurements with variable widths and crest levels.

    Tutor: Zachoval Zbyněk, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

1. round (applications submitted from 05.06.2019 to 31.07.2019)

  1. Dam failures due to internal erosion in soils

    The aim is to analyse the possibility of dam failure due to internal erosion. Failure modes and places of their origin will be assessed with the criteria used for the design and safety assessment. Uncertainties in input parameters will be assessed and the failure probability will be estimated via random sampling procedures. Partial aims are analysis of failure modes of water structures due to filter deformation, defining conditions of limit state and deriving partial reliability factors.

    Tutor: Říha Jaromír, prof. Ing., CSc.

  2. Dam risk analysis

    The aim is to propose, elaborate and verify the method for the assessment of risks coming from the existence and operation of dams. Appropriate risk-based method and corresponding tools will be chosen, e.g. event trees for individual types of hydraulic structures, probabilistic assessment for the initiating events using the statistical methods, the assessment of the vulnerability of system components. New trends in design standards and existing dam categorization will be taken into account.

    Tutor: Říha Jaromír, prof. Ing., CSc.

  3. Decentralized wastewater collection and treatment for rural areas.

    Cílem práce je vývoj nových technických i netechnických opatření při odvádění a čištění odpadních vod v urbanizovaných územích. Práce bude zaměřena jednak na problematiku odvodnění na jednotlivých nemovitostech, tak i ve veřejné části městského odvodnění. Práce bude zpracována v návaznosti na řešené projekty související s touto problematikou.

    Tutor: Hlavínek Petr, prof. Ing., CSc., MBA

  4. Energy dissipation increasing of the outflow jet from the high pressure cone valve

    The solution will be carried out by experiment with the support of numerical modelling for the outflow jet in free and restricted conditions. For dissipation increase of the outflow jet energy, the shaped rectifier element will optionally be supplemented on the inner wrapped surface by suitable baffled elements. The energy dissipating of the outflow jet into the free and submerged area of the lower reservoir will be checked, the capacity restriction of the dissipating hood will be confirmed.

    Tutor: Šulc Jan, prof. Ing., CSc.

  5. Evaluation of the effectiveness of adaptation measures in the river basin

    The effectiveness of adaptation measures is assessed in selected river basins in different geological and pedological areas.

    Tutor: Dumbrovský Miroslav, prof. Ing., CSc.

  6. Flow parameters measuring in object of hydro-mechanical works with laser anemometry

    Get experiences in branch of plane and point laser anemometry for realization experiments at flow range. Enlargement range of given methods. Auton. realization measur., evaluation of velocity fields and their comparison with numerical model results.

    Tutor: Zubík Pavel, Ing., Ph.D.

  7. Formation and development of erosion rills in the sloping ground during the occurrence of heavy precipitation

    At selected locations of loess and Cambisol soils will be monitored by the formation and development of erosion rills. Measurement and evaluation of shape and volume changes of erosion rills will run after each erosion efficient heavy precipitation. The measured values will be statistically evaluated in the context of all causal factors.

    Tutor: Dumbrovský Miroslav, prof. Ing., CSc.

  8. Numerical modelling of flow at dam spillways

    The flow at dam spillways is turbulent WITH high velocities and with significant aeration. The aim is to verify various turbulent models for the simulation of flow at selected types of spillways. The verification will be carried out by comparing numerical results with physical experiments and measurements at real structures during floods. The results will be a guidance on the use of numerical models for the simulation of flow at spillways, specification and estimate of uncertainties in results.

    Tutor: Říha Jaromír, prof. Ing., CSc.

  9. Sediment and nutrient transport within the catchment areas of critical points

    At selected locations of loess and Cambisol soils will be monitored the sediment and nutrient transport within the catchment areas of critical points. The measured values ​​will be statistically evaluated in the context of all causal factors.

    Tutor: Dumbrovský Miroslav, prof. Ing., CSc.

  10. Stormwater management in urban areas

    The aim of the work is to develop new technical and non-technical measures for infiltration, retention and use of stormwater in urbanized areas. The work will focus on the issue of rainwater management on individual properties as well as on the public part of urban drainage. The work will be elaborated in relation to the solved projects related to this issue.

    Tutor: Hlavínek Petr, prof. Ing., CSc., MBA

  11. The issue of stabilizing the banks of the flooded gravel pits and sand pits

    The aim is assessing the stability of banks, prepared by forecasting methods for determining retreat bank line, design and assessment of the effectiveness of biotechnical stabilization of the banks to significantly poor substrate.

    Tutor: Šlezingr Miloslav, prof. Dr. Ing.

  12. The use of sorbents in removing metals from water sources

    The dissertation will be focused on the problems of metals in water sources and the possibility of their removal. The work will be an overview of already used and non-traditional sorption materials. The selected sorbents will be used to monitor the efficiency of metals removal that are toxic to humans. The aim is to recommend the suitability of sorption materials for removing toxic metals from water, both in terms of efficiency and economics.

    Tutor: Biela Renata, Ing., Ph.D.

  13. Treatment of municipal wastewater by anaerobic MBR technology.

    Goal of the thesis is development of technology of municipal wastewater by anaerobic process with aggregated biomass and sludge separation by means of submerged membrane module. Work will be focused on solution of problems connected with membrane clogging by operation, cleaning and process control.

    Tutor: Hlavínek Petr, prof. Ing., CSc., MBA

  14. Use of algae for purification of wastewater with high content of nutrients.

    Goal of the thesis is use of microalgae for purification of wastewater with high content of nutrients. Dissertation will be carried on research projects in cooperation with research center AdMaS and company Photon Systems Instruments. In the frame of research problems of process dimensioning and nutrients harvesting from algae will be solved. Results will be verified on real wastewaters.

    Tutor: Hlavínek Petr, prof. Ing., CSc., MBA

  15. Vacuum roof drainage systems

    In vacuum roof drainage systems, higher flow velocities and higher hydraulic capacity of the system are achieved compared to gravity systems. Vacuum roof conduit pipes are designed in smaller dimensions. The subject of the dissertation thesis will be to find procedures for optimal design of flat roof drainage systems. The solution of the work will use methods of mathematical and physical modelling with simultaneous measurement of hydraulic parameters in vacuum roof drainage systems.

    Tutor: Ručka Jan, Ing., Ph.D.


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DR01Doctoral seminar Ics4CompulsoryCrC1 - 39yes
DY02Foreign Language Tutoring of PhD Studentscs1CompulsoryCrC1 - 26yes
DP65Operation research in water managementcs8OptionalExP - 394205yes
DB62Applied physicscs8OptionalExP - 394205yes
DP61Wastewater Treatmentcs8OptionalExP - 394205yes
DS73Hydropedologycs8OptionalExP - 394205yes
DP64Water Qualitycs8OptionalExP - 394205yes
DR72Precise authorized, calibration and laboratory measurements of hydraulic param.cs8OptionalExP - 394205yes
DR74Mathematical modellingcs8OptionalExP - 394205yes
DS74Meteorology and Climatologycs8OptionalExP - 394205yes
DA58Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering Ics4OptionalCrP - 394206yes
DA61Numerical methods Ics4OptionalCrP - 394206yes
DA62Probability and mathematical statisticscs4OptionalCrP - 394206yes
DS71Hydrologycs8OptionalExP - 394208yes
DR71Hydromechanicscs8OptionalExP - 394208yes
DC61Hydrochemistrycs8OptionalExP - 394208yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DR02Doctoral seminar IIcs8CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
DA65Time series analysiscs10OptionalExP - 394207yes
DA67Applications of mathematical methods in economicscs10OptionalExP - 394207yes
DA59Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering IIcs10OptionalExP - 394207yes
DA63Numerical methods IIcs10OptionalExP - 394207yes
DA66Numerical methods for the variational problemscs10OptionalExP - 394207yes
DA64Models of regressioncs10OptionalExP - 394207yes
DR73Physical modellingcs8OptionalExP - 394209yes
DR76Contemporary Weir Structurescs8OptionalExP - 394209yes
DS75Landscape engineering and hydrotechnical meliorationcs8OptionalExP - 394209yes
DP62Sewerage Systems - town drainagecs8OptionalExP - 394209yes
DS76Artificial inteligence methods in water managementcs8OptionalExP - 394209yes
DS72Control outflow from river basincs8OptionalExP - 394209yes
DR75Stability and revitalization open channelscs8OptionalExP - 394209yes
DP63Water Supplycs8OptionalExP - 394209yes
DS77Use of Geographic information systems in Water managementcs8OptionalExP - 394209yes
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DY01English for the Doctoral Study Programmecs8CompulsoryExyes
DR03Doctoral seminar IIIcs8CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
3. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DR04Doctoral seminar IVcs8CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
3. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DR05Doctoral seminar Vcs14CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
4. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DR06Doctoral seminar VIcs14CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
4. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DR07Doctoral seminar VIIcs20CompulsoryCrC1 - 78yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. Courses
4205 0 DP65, DB62, DP61, DS73, DP64, DR72, DR74, DS74
4206 0 DA58, DA61, DA62
4207 0 DA65, DA67, DA59, DA63, DA66, DA64
4208 0 DS71, DR71, DC61
4209 0 DR73, DR76, DS75, DP62, DS76, DS72, DR75, DP63, DS77
4850 0