Mathematical Modeling of Hydrodynamics and Water Quality in Coastal Regions

Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Umfang2 SWS
SemesterSommersemester 2022
Stellung in StudienplänenSiehe TUMonline
TermineSiehe TUMonline



This Course is held by guest professor Prof. Dr. Anastasios Stamou, from the NTUA University in Athens, Greece. 1. INTRODUCTION. Coastal discharges: main types (wastewater, thermal and desalination plants discharges), their characteristics and environmental impacts-pollution. General methods for coastal discharging. Near and far field models. Environmental standards and regulatory criteria. 2. DESIGN OF COASTAL OUTFALLS. Mixing phenomena. Environmental and hydraulic design of coastal outfalls. Simple design examples. 3. HYDRODYNAMIC MODELING. Hydrodynamic shallow water equations; boundary conditions and solution. Simple exercises. 4. WATER QUALITY MODELING. Water quality equations (extended advection-diffusion equation with source terms due to physical, chemical and biological processes); boundary conditions and solution. Simple exercises. 5. REAL LIFE APPLICATIONS. Common near and far-field models for coastal waters (including commercial codes) and applications in real cases.

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen

The students should know the basics on applied hydromechanics or fluid mechanics.

Lehr- und Lernmethoden

The lecture is performed on the black board; power point slides are also used. There are 4 simple non-obligatory homework exercises that are given to the students. The students are encouraged to solve the exercises in groups of 2-4 using EXCEL and turn them in; then, the exercises are corrected and returned to the students. Real practical problems are presented in the classroom with their solutions using relatively complicated (including commercial) codes. Critical discussions are performed with the students in the classroom.

Studien-, Prüfungsleistung

Written exam (60 min). The content and degree of difficulty of the written exam is similar to the exercises. Student notes, lecture notes, lecture exercises (presented in classroom and returned-corrected), books etc. are allowed.