Course Details

Stability and revitalization open channels

DR75 course is part of 4 study plans

Ph.D. full-t. program nD > VHS compulsory-elective Winter Semester 2nd year 8 credits

Ph.D. combi. program nDK > VHS compulsory-elective Winter Semester 2nd year 8 credits

Ph.D. full-t. program nDA > VHS compulsory-elective Winter Semester 2nd year 8 credits

Ph.D. combi. program nDKA > VHS compulsory-elective Winter Semester 2nd year 8 credits

Natural stream channel evolution, response of natural stream to interferences. Generation, properties and transport of sediments. Effect of sediment transport to channel bed roughness. Deformation of particular parts of open channels and train rivers by water flow. Revitalization of water course is one of the possible ways to remediate improper training done in the past. It is also proper remediation after ecological accident, natural disaster, etc. Revitalized channel of a stream should fit the natural condition as muchas possible. This the main difference between complex river traning ang revitalization.

Course Guarantor

prof. Dr. Ing. Miloslav Šlezingr


Institute of Water Structures


River hydraulics - mathematical models of river flow, mechanic-physical properties of earth materials, biologie

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.


Evaluation of stability of open channels as ecological spine of landscape. Physical bases, theoretical bases and empirical calculation formulas.
Information about revitalization of rivers and dams (reservoirs), work a project of river revitalization (or dam reservoir revitalization).

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Vymezení kontrolované výuky a způsob jejího provádění stanoví každoročně aktualizovaná vyhláška garanta předmětu.


3 hours/week, 13 weeks, elective

Syllabus of lectures

1. Basic iformation, terminology ecology, biology, dendrology and
2.-4. Choice of case study location, data colection
5.-8. Personal investigation of choosed locality, evaluation of up to
date conditions - method of QBR index determination
9.-12. Elaboration of revitalization design, including evaluation of
hydraulic characteristics and proposal of reparian zones
13. Handover of the work