Course Details

Hydropedology

Academic Year 2022/23

DSB023 course is part of 4 study plans

DPC-V Summer Semester 1st year

DKC-V Summer Semester 1st year

DKA-V Summer Semester 1st year

DPA-V Summer Semester 1st year

Broadening of basic hydropedology knowledge.
Flow equations.
Hydraulic characteristics of soil.
Laboratory work - measurement and evaluation of soil hydraulic characteristics.
Variability of hydropedological quantities.
Soils geostatic.
Temperable flow.

Course Guarantor

prof. Ing. Miroslav Dumbrovský, CSc.

Institute

Institute of Landscape Water Management

Objective

Broadening of subject knowledge in selected problems of hydropedology, independent solution of hydropedology tasks in laboratories and theoretical knowledge aimed at water management problems

Knowledge

Students will individually elaborate a seminar work from Engineering hydropedology in relation to the doctoral thesis.

Syllabus

1. Fundamentals of hydropedology.
2. Hydrostatic of soil – soil water potential.
3. Hydrodynamic of soil water.
4. Flow equations and their analysis.
5.–6. Hydraulic characteristics – approximating functions of retention curves, parametric evaluation of retention curves.
7. RETC program.
8. Infiltration.
9.–10. Variability of hydropedological quantities.
11. Hydropedological quantities as spatially random variables.
12.–13. Temperable flow – description of flow of dissolved substances and the analytical analysis of transport of dissolved substances.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of hydropedology from magister study programme, hydraulics, mathematics, physics,chemistry, probability theory and statistics.

Language of instruction

Czech

Credits

8 credits

Semester

summer

Forms and criteria of assessment

examination

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

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site

https://www.vut.cz/en/students/courses/detail/255683

Lecture

13 weeks, 3 hours/week, elective

Syllabus

1. Fundamentals of hydropedology.
2. Hydrostatic of soil – soil water potential.
3. Hydrodynamic of soil water.
4. Flow equations and their analysis.
5.–6. Hydraulic characteristics – approximating functions of retention curves, parametric evaluation of retention curves.
7. RETC program.
8. Infiltration.
9.–10. Variability of hydropedological quantities.
11. Hydropedological quantities as spatially random variables.
12.–13. Temperable flow – description of flow of dissolved substances and the analytical analysis of transport of dissolved substances.