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Branch detail

Water Management and Water Structures


Original title in Czech: Vodní hospodářství a vodní stavby
Abbreviation: VHS
Specialisation: -
Length of Study: 4 years
Programme: Civil Engineering
Faculty: Faculty of Civil Engineering
Academic year: 2017/2018
Accredited from: 25.7.2007
Accredited until: 31.12.2020
Profile of the branch:
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.
Key learning outcomes:
Not applicable.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples:
Not applicable.
Branch supervisor: prof. Ing. Miloš Starý, CSc.
Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program:
  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. Development and testing of cellulose separation technology from municipal wastewater.

    Main goal of the thesis is design, testing and pilot testing of technology for cellulose separation from wastewater followed by energetic utilization. Technology for cellulose separation from wastewater will be developed. Based on laboratory testing pilot plat will be developed and tested on selected municipal WWTP´s.

    Tutor: Hlavínek Petr, prof. Ing., CSc., MBA
  3. 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.
  4. Investigation of the progression of seepage path

    Using existing equipment at the Laboratory of hydraulic research the systematic research of progression of seepage path of selected soils will be carried out and erodibility parameters will be derived. The results will be statistically processed and corresponding uncertainties will be estimated as well. Numerical modelling of dam break due to progressive development of seepage path will be carried out using the parameters obtained.

    Tutor: Říha Jaromír, prof. Ing., CSc.
  5. Non-stationarity of 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, Ing., Ph.D.
  6. Probabilistic assessment of internal erosion potential

    The aim is to analyze internal erosion failure at hydraulic structures by probabilistic methods. During the solution the uncertainties in input parameters will be assessed, 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.
  7. Problems active riparian stabilization - applications and adapting methods of determining the "abrasion terminant"

    The basis of the work will finish and subsequent application of methods of determining the "abrasion terminant" focusing on changes in the nature of waves in "shallow" zone of reservoir and influence midline shift waves. Part of the subsequent application of innovative methods for the selected reservoir.

    Tutor: Šlezingr Miloslav, prof. Dr. Ing.
  8. The derivation of selected reliability factors for the assessment of hydraulic structures using the method of limit states

    The aim is to propose and validate methods of reliability assessment of hydraulic structures using limit states method. Partial aims are analysis of failure modes of hydraulic structures, defining conditions of limit state and deriving partial reliability factors for selected limit states.

    Tutor: Říha Jaromír, prof. Ing., CSc.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. Uncertainty analysis in groundwater flow modelling

    In the thesis individual uncertainties in groundwater flow modelling will be classified. The assessment method of impact on selected output variables (piezometric head, seepage amount, etc.) will be proposed for selected uncertainties. The analysis enables estimating of reliability of groundwater flow modelling.

    Tutor: Říha Jaromír, prof. Ing., CSc.
  12. 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

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

Year of study 1, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DR01 Doctoral seminar I cs  4  summer C Ac   yes
FAST-DY02 Foreign Language Tutoring of PhD Stud... cs  1  summer C Ac   yes

Optional
FAST-DP65 Operation research in water management cs  8  summer O Ex 4205 yes
FAST-DB62 Applied physics cs  8  summer O Ex 4205 yes
FAST-DP61 Wastewater Treatment cs  8  summer O Ex 4205 yes
FAST-DS73 Hydropedology cs  8  summer O Ex 4205 yes
FAST-DP64 Water Quality cs  8  summer O Ex 4205 yes
FAST-DR72 Precise authorized, calibration and l... cs  8  summer O Ex 4205 yes
FAST-DR74 Mathematical modelling cs  8  summer O Ex 4205 yes
FAST-DS74 Meteorology and Climatology cs  8  summer O Ex 4205 yes
FAST-DA58 Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering I cs  4  summer O Ac 4206 yes
FAST-DA61 Numerical methods I cs  4  summer O Ac 4206 yes
FAST-DA62 Probability and mathematical statistics cs  4  summer O Ac 4206 yes
FAST-DS71 Hydrology cs  8  summer O Ex 4208 yes
FAST-DR71 Hydromechanics cs  8  summer O Ex 4208 yes
FAST-DC61 Hydrochemistry cs  8  summer O Ex 4208 yes

Groups of optional courses
4205 Obligation: 1 course  
4206 Obligation: 1 course  
4208 Obligation: 1 course  
 


Year of study 2, winter semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DR02 Doctoral seminar II cs  8  winter C Ac   yes

Optional
FAST-DA65 Time series analysis cs  10  winter O Ex 4207 yes
FAST-DA67 Applications of mathematical methods ... cs  10  winter O Ex 4207 yes
FAST-DA59 Discrete Methods in Civil Engineering II cs  10  winter O Ex 4207 yes
FAST-DA63 Numerical methods II cs  10  winter O Ex 4207 yes
FAST-DA66 Numerical methods for the variational... cs  10  winter O Ex 4207 yes
FAST-DA64 Models of regression cs  10  winter O Ex 4207 yes
FAST-DR73 Physical modelling cs  8  winter O Ex 4209 yes
FAST-DR76 Contemporary Weir Structures cs  8  winter O Ex 4209 yes
FAST-DS75 Landscape engineering and hydrotechni... cs  8  winter O Ex 4209 yes
FAST-DP62 Sewerage Systems - town drainage cs  8  winter O Ex 4209 yes
FAST-DS76 Artificial inteligence methods in wat... cs  8  winter O Ex 4209 yes
FAST-DS72 Control outflow from river basin cs  8  winter O Ex 4209 yes
FAST-DR75 Stability and revitalization open cha... cs  8  winter O Ex 4209 yes
FAST-DP63 Water Supply cs  8  winter O Ex 4209 yes
FAST-DS77 Use of Geographic information systems... cs  8  winter O Ex 4209 yes

Groups of optional courses
4207 Obligation: 1 course  
4209 Obligation: 1 course  
 


Year of study 2, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DY01 English for the Doctoral Study Programme cs  8  summer C Ex   yes
FAST-DR03 Doctoral seminar III cs  8  summer C Ac   yes
 


Year of study 3, winter semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DR04 Doctoral seminar IV cs  8  winter C Ac   yes
 


Year of study 3, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DR05 Doctoral seminar V cs  14  summer C Ac   yes
 


Year of study 4, winter semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DR06 Doctoral seminar VI cs  14  winter C Ac   yes
 


Year of study 4, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FAST-DR07 Doctoral seminar VII cs  20  summer C Ac   yes