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Dr.-Ing. Markus Reisenbüchler

Technische Universität München

Lehrstuhl für Wasserbau und Wasserwirtschaft (N.N.)

01.10.2021 - 31.03.2022 Professor (temporary), Chair of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany
Head of the Chair of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering and Director of the Oskar von Miller Institute and the Dieter Thoma Laboratory
01.05.2020 - 30.09.2020

Senior Research Engineer
Numerical hydromorphological modeling, lecturer and supervisor
Project leader

03.2016 - 04.2020 Research Engineer
Research on sediment modelling

  • 03/2016 - 10/2020: PhD-study at the Chair of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering, TUM
  • 10/2013 - 03/2016: M.Sc. Environmental Engineering, Technische Universität München
    • Master's Thesis: The influence of an open stone ramp on flood events in the Saalach river
  • 10/2010 - 09/2013: B.Sc. Environmental Engineering, Technische Universität München
    • Bachelor's Thesis: Hochwasserbasisstudie an der Glonn in Allershausen (WWA-München)


Jun. 2021 - today:

EU H2020 Project Hydro4U: Hydropower For you - Sustainable small-scale hydropower in Central Asia

Jan. 2018 - today:

VieWBay: Coupling and of hydrology and hydromorphodynamics in large scales - an approach for whole Bavaria. 

Jan. 2019 - Dec. 2019:

DAAD-IKYDA: NEREID - Development and application of an integrated mathematical model for reservoir sediment management

Jan. 2017 - Nov. 2019:

EU Interreg Project: DanubeSediment - Restoration of the sediment balance in the Danube river

Jan. 2016 - Dec. 2017 and Jan. 2018 - Jun. 2019:

2D-hydromorphological modelling at the Saalach River (WWA-Traunstein, Salzburg AG)


  • Schletterer, M., Reisenbüchler, M., Berg, L., Zunic, F., Rutschmann, P. Reisebericht zur Wasserbauexkursion 2019 der TU München nach Sibirien, Wasserwirtschaft 2021, 9-10 
  • Schletterer, M., Shevchenko, A., Yanygina, L., Manakov, Y., Reisenbüchler, M., Rutschmann, P. Eindrücke vom Oberlauf des Obs in Russland, Wasserwirtschaft 2021, 9-10 
  • Schletterer, M., Zaikina, S., Reisenbüchler, M., Rutschmann, P. Eindrücke aus dem Jenissei-Einzugsgebiet in Russland, Wasserwirtschaft 2021, 9-10 
  • Reisenbüchler, M.; Bui, M.D.; Rutschmann, P. Reservoir Sediment Management Using Artificial Neural Networks: A Case Study of the Lower Section of the Alpine Saalach River. Water 202113, 818.
  • Reisenbüchler, M (2020): Rolling stones - Modelling sediment in gravel bed rivers. Dissertation, TUM (
  • Reisenbüchler, M; Skiba, H; Schwaller, G. Außendorf, M. DanubeSediment: Wie steht es um den Sedimenthaushalt der Donau? Korrespondenz Wasserwirtschaft 2020 
  • Reisenbüchler, M.; Bui, M.D.; Skublics, D.; Rutschmann, P. Sediment Management at Run-of-River Reservoirs Using Numerical Modelling. Water 202012, 249.
  • Reisenbüchler, M.; Bui, M.D.; Skublics, D.; Rutschmann, P. Enhancement of a numerical model system for reliably predicting morphological development in the Saalach River. International Journal of River Basin Management 2020
  • Kaveh, K.; Reisenbüchler, M.; Lamichhane, S.; Liepert, T.; Nguyen, N.D.; Bui, M.D.; Rutschmann, P. A Comparative Study of Comprehensive Modeling Systems for Sediment Transport in a Curved Open Channel. Water 201911, 1779. 
  • Reisenbüchler, M.; Bui, M.D.; Skublics, D.; Rutschmann, P.  An integrated approach for investigating the correlation between floods and river morphology: A case study of the Saalach River, Germany. Science of The Total Environment 2019 Vol. 647, p: 814-826. 
  • Reisenbüchler, M.; Liepert, T.; Nguyen N.D.; Bui M.D.; Rutschmann, P. Prelimirary study on a Bavaria-wide coupled hydrological and hydromorphological model. Proc. of the 32nd EnviroInfo conference, Garching, Germany, 2018 p:145-148 (
  • Reisenbüchler, M.; Nguyen N.D.; Liepert, T.; Bui, M.D.; Rutschmann, P. TELEMAC - A hydrodynamic solver for HPC? InSiDE Magazine Spring 2018, 2018, Vol. 16, p 95:97 (
  • Reisenbüchler, M.; Bui, M.D.; Skublics, D.; Rutschmann, P. Implementing the concept of sediment balance for reliable predicting future river development and management: A hydro-morphological study in the Saalach River. Proc. of the 5th IAHR Europe Congress - New Challenges in Hydraulic Research and Engineering, Trento, Italy, 2018 p: 541-542. (download)
  • Reisenbüchler, M.; Bui, M.D.; Skublics, D.; Rutschmann, P. Hydromorphological effects of an open stone ramp on flood events in the Saalach River. Book of Abstracts of the International symposium on the effects of global change on floods, fluvial  geomorphology and related hazards in mountainous rivers, Potsdam, Germany, 2017 p: 46-47. (download)
  • Reisenbüchler, M.; Bui, M.D.; Rutschmann, P. Implementation of a new Layer-Subroutine for fractional sediment transport in SISYPHE. Proceedings of the XXIIIrd Telemac-Mascaret User Conference, Paris, France, 2016 p: 215-220. (download)

Hydraulics in Water Engineering

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration2 SWS
TermWintersemester 2021/22
Language of instructionEnglish
Position within curriculaSee TUMonline
DatesSee TUMonline


  • 22.10.2021 09:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 29.10.2021 09:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 05.11.2021 09:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 12.11.2021 09:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 19.11.2021 09:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 26.11.2021 09:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 03.12.2021 09:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 10.12.2021 09:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 17.12.2021 09:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 07.01.2022 09:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 14.01.2022 09:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 21.01.2022 09:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 28.01.2022 09:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 04.02.2022 09:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 11.02.2022 09:45-11:15 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.

Admission information

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After successful participation in this course, the students are able to: • design hydraulic structures such as weirs, dams and water supply structures in accordance with safety and normative regulations • identify possible dangers to hydraulic structures and options how to avoid them • understand and apply modeling techniques and calculations in hydraulic engineering


The focus of this course are different types of hydraulic structures commonly used in hydraulic engineering. Students will learn to evaluate hydraulic structures with regard to their hydraulic conditions and more over point out alternative solutions. They will recognize and avoid danger to hydraulic structures (e.g. cavitation, log jam, scour, vortex formations) and understand the functionality of special-purpose hydraulic structures and know how to implement them successfully. The major contents of the class will be the fundamentals of hydraulics and hydraulic facilities (inlet structures, transport structures, outlet structures, dissipation structures, surge tanks), their functionality, design and construction. Also, dynamic loads, river diversions, construction process, normative regulations and safety concepts will be discussed. Furthermore, the process of cavitation is explained, its reason and the constructive mistakes and avoidance concepts. Finally, current examples will show actual facilities with their special problems and solution strategies. In addition to the theoretical view, students will solve typical design questions and calculations in hydraulic engineering. Students have the possibility to join an one-day excursion to typical hydraulic structures in the alpine area, on-going hydraulic engineering projects or constructions sites.


Basic knowledge from hydraulic engineering, e.g. “Basic Module Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering” “Supplementary Module Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering”

Teaching and learning methods

• synchron online introduction lesson via zoom • asynchron teaching videos for different sections of content presenting theoretical knowledge of hydraulic structures as well as examples • synchron online presentation of typical exercises and calculations in hydraulic engineering via zoom • students work on their solutions for typical calculations in hydraulic engineering independently • consultation hours via video conferencing and forums • coordinated moodle tests (voluntary) • one-day excursion to typical hydraulic structures in the alpine area, on-going hydraulic engineering projects or constructions sites • total number of hours: 90 • contact hours: 30 • self-study hours: 60


see module description • environmental engineering compulsory module: BGU46035 • civil engineering compulsory module: BV460007

Recommended literature

see lecture slides Vischer, Hager: Dam hydraulics Bollrich: Technische Hydromechanik Bollrich: Handbuch der Hydraulik


Some selected thesis:

Master's Thesis:

  • Numerische und datengestützte Modellierung von urbanen Sturzfluten
  • Verwendung eines 2D-Flachwassermodells mit dynamischer Druckerweiterung zur Simulation der Strömung bei geringer relativer Überflutung
  • Untersuchungen zur Hydromorphologie großer Gletscherflüsse - Am Beispiel des Katuns
  • Implementierung des Sedimenttransportes über Wehre in TELEMAC-MASCARET
  • Analyse der hydromorphologischen Veränderung der bayerischen Donau der letzten 200 Jahre
  • Entwicklung einer Methode zur automatischen Bestimmung der Sohlrauheit für hydraulische Simulationen mit TELEMAC-2D
  • Analysis of numerical modelling results using ANN
  • Langzeitsimulation des Geschiebetransports: Parameterstudie zur Rechenzeitoptimierung am Beispiel der Unteren Salzach 
  • Comparison of two hydromorphological softwares - Hydro_AS and Telemac

Study Project:

  • Analysis of the inflow velocity field of power plants with a 2D numerical model
  • Literature Review (IKYDA-NEREID) Different Models in the Scientific Hydraulic Work & The Influence of Climate Change on Sediments and Reservoir Management
  • Hydromorphologische Modellierung an der Isar zwischen Lenggries und Bad Tölz

Bachelor's Thesis:

  • Ermittlung von Sedimentbilanzen mittels MATLAB
  • Rekonstruktion von Schwebstoffdaten mittels Künstlicher Intelligenz: Künstliche Neuronale Netze und Suchverfahren
  • Erstellung eines 1D Modells der Deutschen Donau (engl.: 1D HEC-RAS Modell of German Danube)
  • Literaturstudie zum Einfluss der Sohlporosität auf den Geschiebetransport (engl.: Literaturestudy about the effect of soil porosity on sedimenttransport)
  • Der Einfluss von Buhnen auf Stauraumspülungen in der Saalach
  • Effiziente Modellierung von Sohlenbauwerken in Telemac2D - Die Saalach von Kiblingersperre bis Zollhauswehr (engl.: Efficient modeling of riverbed buildings in Telemac2D - The river Saalach from the Dam Kibling to the Zollhaus Weir)