222.540 Hydraulic Engineering and Hydraulic Structures
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 2.5h, 3.5EC
TUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.5
  • Credits: 3.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to, at an academic level:

  • understand the basics of steady flows and translational waves, model them and know the application areas and limitations of these models,
  • understand the importance of sediment transport, know the different modes of sediment transport and their modelling approaches, understand the application range of these models and, deal with the large uncertainty associated with modelling sediment transport,
  • describe and conceptualise hydraulic engineering projects as multi-purpose projects,
  • understand the hydraulic functioning of some hydraulic structures (weirs, gates, energy-dissipating structures), model them, understand the theory underlying the models and know the application areas and limitations of these models,
  • understand the basics of practical and research-oriented seminars given by external experts and recognise the most important contents,
  • independently expand their knowledge to the level required to solve most of the problems encountered in engineering practice thanks to the fundamentals learned.

Subject of course

1. Introduction
2-6. Sediment transport
7. Weirs
8. Gates
9. Energy-dissipating structures
10. Rapidly-varied fow and translatory waves
11. Dams and appurtenant structures
Gastvorträge

 

Teaching methods

A combination of plenary lecture and flipped classroom is used as follows:

  • Theory: Plenary lecture (for units with predominant theory) or flipped classroom (for units with predominant examples/exercises, first self-study followed by a plenary session)
  • Examples/exercises: flipped classroom (first self-study followed by a plenary session)
  • Guest lectures: Plenary lecture

Note that it is important that the students understand the philosophy of the flipped-classroom concept. The fundamental assumption is that the lecturer-student interaction has more added value in the application of knowledge than in the acquisition of knowledge. Students acquire knowledge in an autonomous way through self-study. The forum and consulting hours are available for questions, discussion and feedback. The plenary sessions focus on the application of the theory.

An important requisite for the successful implementation of the flipped-classroom concept is that students come well-prepared to the plenary session, i.e. they have thoroughly studied the theory and solved already some examples themselves.

Covid-19 format:

Plenary lectures and plenary session are given online via Zoom. A complete transcription of the material is given in the notes of the corresponding ppt slides.

 

Mode of examination

Written

Additional information

The exams are held in presence or online, depending on the currently valid requirements of the Ministry and the Rectorate. If the examinations have to be held online, the use of the same material as for the presence examination is permitted. If you are unable to attend a presence examination for good reason, as well as if you have any further questions, please contact the responsible assistant when registering for the examination (at least 7 days in advance).

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue10:00 - 12:0005.10.2021 - 11.01.2022 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94186763401?pwd=cUdyT2wxWWNJbmVUazY5TXZqM2Q5dz09 (LIVE)Online-Vorlesung
Wed10:00 - 12:0006.10.2021 - 24.11.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94186763401?pwd=cUdyT2wxWWNJbmVUazY5TXZqM2Q5dz09 (LIVE)Online-Vorlesung
Hydraulic Engineering and Hydraulic Structures - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue05.10.202110:00 - 12:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94186763401?pwd=cUdyT2wxWWNJbmVUazY5TXZqM2Q5dz09Online-Vorlesung
Wed06.10.202110:00 - 12:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94186763401?pwd=cUdyT2wxWWNJbmVUazY5TXZqM2Q5dz09Online-Vorlesung
Wed27.10.202110:00 - 12:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94186763401?pwd=cUdyT2wxWWNJbmVUazY5TXZqM2Q5dz09Online-Vorlesung
Tue09.11.202110:00 - 12:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94186763401?pwd=cUdyT2wxWWNJbmVUazY5TXZqM2Q5dz09Online-Vorlesung
Tue16.11.202110:00 - 12:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94186763401?pwd=cUdyT2wxWWNJbmVUazY5TXZqM2Q5dz09Online-Vorlesung
Wed17.11.202110:00 - 12:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94186763401?pwd=cUdyT2wxWWNJbmVUazY5TXZqM2Q5dz09Online-Vorlesung
Wed24.11.202110:00 - 12:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94186763401?pwd=cUdyT2wxWWNJbmVUazY5TXZqM2Q5dz09Online-Vorlesung
Tue30.11.202110:00 - 12:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94186763401?pwd=cUdyT2wxWWNJbmVUazY5TXZqM2Q5dz09Online-Vorlesung
Tue07.12.202110:00 - 12:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94186763401?pwd=cUdyT2wxWWNJbmVUazY5TXZqM2Q5dz09Online-Vorlesung
Tue14.12.202110:00 - 12:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94186763401?pwd=cUdyT2wxWWNJbmVUazY5TXZqM2Q5dz09Online-Vorlesung
Tue11.01.202210:00 - 12:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94186763401?pwd=cUdyT2wxWWNJbmVUazY5TXZqM2Q5dz09Online-Vorlesung

Examination modalities

The exam exclusively concerns the materials included in the PowerPoint documents. The questions will be in German, but English versions will be available on request (they have to be requested at least 7 days in advance).

The exam consists of 2 parts, separated by a 15 min break.

  1. 30 minutes theoretical questions: short multiple choice questions aiming at testing your understanding of the theory; there is no need to memorize or be able to derive equations. You are not allowed to use any lecture or personal notes, formularies, calculators, electronic devices, etc.!
  2. 90 minutes practical calculation exercises: Electronic devices are not allowed, except a non-programmable pocket calculator (for example TI-30-Models, Casio fx-82/991 WITHOUT Plus). The only extra documentation allowed is the formulary, which includes all relevant information required to solve the exercises.

The theoretical part will count for half of the total note, and the exercises will count for the other half. Only the total note will determine whether or not you pass the exam. There is no oral exam.

PRESENCE exams (current mode)

As before, the following applies to face-to-face examinations:

30 minutes theoretical questions:

A multiple-choice test is used for this, which is then evaluated automatically. A questionnaire and an answer sheet are issued. PLEASE NOTE: Only the correct ticks on the answer sheet will be evaluated! To prepare for the exam, it is essential to visit the tutorial in the TUWEL course. Extra tools, including lecture notes, formularies, pocket calculators, electronic devices, etc., are not permitted!

90 minutes practical calculation exercises:

PLEASE NOTE: Electronic devices are not permitted, with the exception of non-programmable pocket calculators. A formulary is issued during the examination (available for practice purposes on TUWEL).

Further information on the presence exam:

  • The available seats in the lecture hall are those where paper lies on the desk.
  • Do not forget to write your name and matriculation number on every page you use.
  • Put your Studentenausweis on the Table.
  • Beside your Studentenausweis, you are only allowed to have a pen and a Geodreieck on your desk for the theoretical part. For the exercises, you are allowed to have in addition a non-programmable pocket calculator and formulary (optional).
  • Questions can only be answered on official paper, i.e. the paper that you find on the desk. Additional paper can be obtained on request.
  • The theoretical questions must be crossed clearly on the answer sheet, not on the questionnaire (see tutorial in the TUWEL course).
  • Every exercise has to be answered on a separate page. The structure of your answers must follow and include the numbering of the questions.
  • All papers will be collected at the end, including drafts.

ONLINE-exams (TUWEL and ZOOM, currently NOT planned, unless the regulatory requirements change)

The online exam will be organized exclusively through TUWEL and ZOOM. It concerns a combination of “written online exam as “Quiz” on TUWEL” („Schriftliche Online-Prüfung als „Test“ in TUWEL“) and “written online test on paper” („Schriftliche Online-Prüfung auf Papier“) as indicated in the TU Wien online exam guidelines.

The students are responsible to fulfil the technical and spatial requirements for an online exam. These include:

  • a PC/Notebook/Tablet with a camera, microphone and speakers (or a Headset)
  • a stable internet connection
  • an examination room in which the participant is alone
  • no disruptions during the duration of the exam
  • a PRINTOUT of the latest version of the formulary, printed in advance
  • 6 pages of unlined, blank, white paper, writing utensils and other allowed tools (a transparent glass of water or a transparent drinking bottle without a label are, of course, allowed)
  • the means to digitalize/scan written on pages for the submission (a scanner or smartphone scanner app)

Examination supervision: For fair examination supervision, the students themselves, the desk and the screen must be visible in the ZOOM meeting! There are usually 2 possible variants for this:

  • if the webcam is integrated into the working device, the working device must be positioned so that the student AND the desk are visible. It must still be possible for the student to operate the working device (for multiple-choice input and communication) and it must also be possible to read the TUWEL page with exam questions and answers (e.g. external mouse/keyboard, adjust display size). At the same time, continuous screen sharing is required to be able to control its content.
  • if an external webcam is available and can be positioned in such a way that the student, the desk AND the screen are clearly visible, continuous screen sharing can be dropped.

The set-up should be tried and tested by the students in advance of the exam date. In case a student does not own a webcam (separate or built-in), a smartphone camera can also be used (possibly in combination with apps like DroidCam). The webcam should be turned on during the full duration of the exam.

As part of the examination supervision, it is necessary that the completeZOOM web meeting is RECORDED during the exam (allowed tools, parallel sessions). You will therefore be asked for your consent through TUWEL days before the exam and reference is made to the TU data protection information.

If you do not want to consent to the recording or if you have other problems with the online exam requirements, please contact the responsible assistant when registering for the exam (at least 7 days in advance) and a solution will be worked out (taking the online exam at the institute).

At the starting time of the exam, the students that are registered for one of that day’s exam sessions, get access to all the relevant documentation and a Zoom web meeting link on the current TUWEL course page.

At least 10 minutes before the start of the exam, the student should enter the relevant Zoom web meeting, so there is enough time for the practical set-up. Upon entry into the Zoom web meeting, the student should introduce themselves using their first and last names.

At the start of the exam, the identity of each student will be checked by means of a video identification process (moving both head and ID in front of the camera). Then the student will be asked to turn the camera around and picture the whole room, in order to confirm that no unauthorized tools or other people are present in the room. After that the exam will be started.

During the exam, all participants are divided into private breakout sessions. Questions can be asked of the examiner when he/she joins the breakout session at regular intervals for control, or by using the zoom function "Ask for help".

During the full duration of the exam the audio output (speakers/headphones) has to be activated, so that the supervisor’s announcements can be heard and directives can be adhered to. When there is an indication of exam fraud, the supervisor will give the student in question instructions (turning the camera around again or sharing the screen) which must be followed. In case the student does not comply or the suspected fraud is proven, the exam will be terminated for that student and will be counted as one of the total amount of allowed attempts.

In the case of technical malfunctions, the supervisor will decide (depending on duration and scope of the issue) whether the exam has to be terminated or can be carried on for the student in question. In case of prolonged technical problems, the supervisor in charge should be contacted by e-mail.

30 minutes theoretical questions:

A TUWEL quiz will be made available, which has to be filled out and handed in within 30 minutes after starting the quiz. The quiz will be an automatically composed multiple choice test with mixed questions, which can be answered until the deadline. During the online quiz, a continuous Zoom web meeting connection (eye contact, screen visible/shared) has to be running and no external tools (lectures notes, etc.) are allowed.

15 minutes break:

During the break, the student is allowed to leave the room (to use the restroom, get a drink or snack,…). During the theoretical and practical exam parts, the student is not allowed to leave their examination room!

90 minutes practical calculation exercises:

Before the start of the practical part, the examination room and the allowed tools (self-printed formulary, non-programmable calculator) will be checked again through the student’s camera. Afterwards the information and the submission page on TUWEL will be unlocked (can be printed or read on the screen) and the working time start running. As previously described, during the whole duration of the practical exam, the camera has to be positioned so that eye contact is possible, the table is within view and the screen is visible/shared.

The upper right corner of the first page (size of a student ID) should not be written on. Every exercise has to be answered on a separate page. The structure of your answers must follow and include the numbering of the questions.

To submit the practical part, all of the written pages have to be scanned (or photographed) completely and uploaded through TUWEL within 10 minutes after the end of the exam. The student ID has to be placed on the first page in the upper right corner (on the for this purpose reserved open space) and scanned with the rest of the page. It is not allowed to upload separate images. All scanned pages have to be combined into one PDF document (use apps like Adobe Scan, Office Lens, etc., test them and learn to operate them before the exam!). During the scanning (or photographing) and uploading, the Zoom web meeting has to keep running. This means that the scanning device already has to be placed within reach before the start of the exam. If a smartphone is used as a webcam, then it can NOT be used to scan (or photograph) the exam.

After a check of the exam submission, the Zoom web meeting will be ended BY THE SUPERVISOR. In the case a student wants to leave the exam before the time limit has been reached, they have to notify the supervisor through the Zoom chat. THE SUPERVISOR will then end the connection for that student. Should a student independently terminate the ZOOM web meeting connection during the exam, this will be considered an exam termination.

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon13:00 - 16:0003.10.2022EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW written01.09.2022 12:00 - 30.09.2022 12:00TISSPrüfung
Mon12:00 - 15:0012.12.2022EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW written11.11.2022 12:00 - 08.12.2022 12:00TISSPrüfung
Thu12:00 - 15:0019.01.2023Hörsaal AE U1 - 1 written19.12.2022 12:00 - 17.01.2023 12:00TISSPrüfung
Tue12:00 - 15:0007.03.2023HS 8 Heinz Parkus - BI written07.02.2023 12:00 - 03.03.2023 12:00TISSPrüfung
Wed11:00 - 14:0010.05.2023EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW written10.04.2023 12:00 - 08.05.2023 12:00TISSPrüfung
Wed10:00 - 13:0014.06.2023HS 8 Heinz Parkus - BI written12.05.2023 12:00 - 09.06.2023 12:00TISSPrüfung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2021 12:00 15.12.2021 12:00 28.01.2022 12:00

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 265 Civil Engineering 3. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase

Literature

There is no script for the course offered. All presented PowerPoint slides are provided with comments in the related TUWEL course (Key: KW21).

Previous knowledge

The course (VO) Hydraulics (222.564) is highly recommended !

Preceding courses

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses

Language

German