Urban Flood Modelling

Urban Flood Modelling

Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Umfang2 SWS
SemesterSommersemester 2023
Stellung in StudienplänenSiehe TUMonline
TermineSiehe TUMonline


  • 17.04.2023 08:00-09:30 Online: Moodle
  • 24.04.2023 08:00-09:30 Online: Moodle
  • 08.05.2023 08:00-09:30 Online: Moodle
  • 15.05.2023 08:00-09:30 N0199, Cip-Raum
  • 22.05.2023 08:00-09:30 N0199, Cip-Raum
  • 05.06.2023 08:00-09:30 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 12.06.2023 08:00-09:30 N0199, Cip-Raum
  • 19.06.2023 08:00-09:30 N0199, Cip-Raum
  • 26.06.2023 08:00-09:30 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 03.07.2023 08:00-09:30 N0199, Cip-Raum
  • 10.07.2023 08:00-09:30 N0199, Cip-Raum
  • 17.07.2023 08:00-09:30 N0199, Cip-Raum
  • 24.07.2023 08:00-09:30 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.



The students at the end of the module will be able to understand and analyse: • the fundamental concepts of urban flood modelling, • the need and usefulness of different model types • the different types of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) Finally, the students are able to discuss the range of applicability as well as advantages and disadvantages of different UFM for different contexts, namely, flood risk and flood management, and for different densifications of urban areas.


Introduction: Overview of the most important urban hydrological and hydraulic processes and concepts. Challenges in urban flood modelling, in relation to flood management and flood risk assessment. T1. Sewer drainage model I - SWMM model setup of Maxvorstadt (computational work). T2. Sewer drainage model II - analysis of results (computational work). Introduction to overland flood models in urban areas. T3. Overland flow model I – P-DWave model setup of Maxvorstadt (computational work). T4. Overland flow model II – analysis of results (computational work). Introduction to dual drainage models. T5. Dual drainage flow model I - P-DWave/SWMM setup of Maxvorstadt (computational work). T6. Dual drainage flow model II - analysis of results (computational work). Urban flood management: Sustainable Urban Drainage System (in Munich). Discussion/Feedback on the report. Presentation and discussion of the report. Wrap-up.

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen

• Fundamentals of Hydrology (e.g. Hydrologie Grundmodul) • Basic Knowledge of Sewer Drainage Systems (e.g. Siedlungswasserwirtschaft Grundmodul - Kanalisation) • Basic Knowledge of Arc-Map

Lehr- und Lernmethoden

Lecture with integrated computational exercises. 3 computer exercises (each split in two parts). The exercises can be done in group. Students submit a report (10–15 pages) summarizing their results. Students will receive feedback during the lectures on their reports. Students will prepare and present their reports during the lecture period.

Studien-, Prüfungsleistung

At the end of the module, students submit a report (10-15 pages) with corresponding presentation (circa 15 min). The report is a written record and summary of the three main exercises followed during the Module, covering the setup, application and analysis of the results from three different urban flood models (sewer network model, overland flow model and dual drainage flow model). The report will verify that the students understood the basic concepts of flood modelling in urban areas and that they were able to apply those concepts for the solution of problems within a given period of time. The students will work in groups of maximum of three. The presentation is also done in groups. The presentation will verify if the students are able to present their results in a coherent manner, discuss and answer questions related to urban flood modelling.

Empfohlene Literatur

David Butler, Christopher James Digman, Christos Makropoulos, John W. Davies (2018) "Urban Drainage", 512 pages, CRC Press.