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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

Soil Physics for Engineers

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143ESP Z,ZK 4 2P+2C
Lecturer:
Milena Císlerová (guarantor), Jakub Jeřábek, Tailin Li, David Zumr
Tutor:
Milena Císlerová (guarantor), Jakub Jeřábek, Tailin Li, David Zumr
Supervisor:
Department of Landscape Water Conservation
Synopsis:

Engineering description of water movement and solute transport in a soil profile. Hydraulic characteristics of porous media. Retention function approximation, retention curve and hydraulic conductivity estimation.Field vs laboratory measurements. Basics of modelling. Basics of transport processes.

Requirements:

none

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Preface, water in the subsurface

2. Porous media.Macroscopic approach

3. Flow in porous media

4. Darcy and Darcy Buckingham law

5. General flow equation, boundary conditions, methods of solution

6. Soil hydraulic properties, capillary models

7. Parameter identification, data processing software

8. Numerical simulation models

9. Advanced measurement techniques, inverse optimization programs

10. Basics of transport processes

11. Heterogeneity, preferential flow

12. Modelling concepts

13. Practical and theoretical weaknesses of the methods, reliability control

14. Summary and outlines.

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

The course will provide knowledge of soil characteristics, water flow in soil and soil moisture monitoring.

Study materials:

1. J.Bear, A. Verruijt, Modelling groundwater flow and pollution, Kluwer, 1994

2. Jury, W.A., Gardner, W.R., Gardner, W.H.: Soil Physics, J. Wiley and Sons, 1991

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2019/2020:
Time-table is not available yet
Time-table for summer semester 2019/2020:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
roomTH:B-691

10:00–11:50
(lecture parallel1)
Thákurova 7 (FSv-budova A)
B691
roomTH:B-691

12:00–13:50
(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.101)

Thákurova 7 (FSv-budova A)
B691
Tue
Fri
Thu
Fri
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2020-04-10
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