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Modeling for natural disaster management

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D35MRPK_EN ZK 2P English
Garant předmětu:
Jan Záleský
Jan Záleský
Department of Geotechnics

Landslides - introduction: what is a landslide, why and how it arises, basic input data for assessing the stability of a territory. Types of landslides and classification, characteristics, lands prone to landslides, CGS / USGS. Mechanical description, slope stability calculation methods (limit equilibrium, numerical methods). Input parameters for assessing the stability of the territory, methods of detection (laboratory / field tests). Triggering effects - sensitivity to input parameters for stability calculations. Modeling and reverse analysis of landslides, verification of tightness of outputs - monitoring requirements. Case studies.

Floods: Hydrological bases, measurements, uncertainties, climate change and affected data. Modeling in hydrology and surface water flow - numerical models. Reducing the consequences of floods - vulnerability analyzes, technical and soft measures, physical models. Critical infrastructure objects - flood handling and management. Case studies of natural and special floods from the Czech Republic and abroad.

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Smoltzyk, U. (ed.): Geotechnical Engineering Handbook. Vol. 1-3. Ernst & Sohn, A Willey Comp. ISBN: 3-433-01449- 3,-01450-7,-01451-5, 2003.

Highland, L., M., Bobrowsky, P.: The Landslide Handbook - A Guide to Understanding Landslides. U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Circular 1325, 129 p., https://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1325/pdf/C1325_508.pdf, download: 2018/06/13.

Novak, P., Guinot, V., Jeffrey, A., Reeve, E. 2010: Hydraulic Modelling – an Introduction: : Principles, Methods and Applications. CRC Press, ISBN 978-0-419-25020-3. 602 p.

Mujumdar, P., & Nagesh Kumar, D. 2012. Floods in a Changing Climate: Hydrologic Modeling (International Hydrology Series). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-107-01876-1. 177 p

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