Geo- and hydrotechnical engineering: Flood Management

Addressed to

Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering (NHRE) M.Sc.



Prof. Hack
Dr.-Ing. Holger Maiwald


Course aim

The objective of this module is focused on deepening the basics of soils mechanics, the fundamentals of analysis in applications for static and dynamic analysis as well as the basics of soil-structure interaction analysis. The students should be able to apply the strategies and methods to arbitrary engineering problems in the given fields. To fix the theoretical background the student has to apply the methods independently at given tasks during several projects.


Course content

P2 – Flood  Management (2 SPW – L, P; 2 CP)

Fundamentals of flood defence; Management of low-lying areas; Design of river dikes, channels and dams; Design concepts for the defence of structural objects and buildings; Forecasting, Management and maintenance in flood defence; Risk approach, safety assessment, insurance; Damage analysis and valuation; Hydrology, Hydraulic calculations, flood routing.


Recommended course requirements



General information


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2 credits

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