102-0455-01L  Groundwater I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2021
LecturersJ. Jimenez-Martinez, M. Willmann
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


102-0455-01 GGroundwater I
Excercises on Wednesdays, lecture on Fridays.
3 hrs
Wed/2w16:15-18:00CHN F 46 »
Fri09:45-11:30HIL E 8 »
J. Jimenez-Martinez, M. Willmann

Catalogue data

AbstractThe course provides a quantitative introduction to groundwater flow and contaminant transport.
ObjectiveUnderstanding of the basic concepts on groundwater flow and contaminant transport processes. Formulation and solving of practical problems.
ContentProperties of porous and fractured media, Darcy’s law, flow equation, stream functions, interpretation of pumping tests, transport processes, transport equation, analytical solutions for transport, numerical methods: finite differences method, aquifers remediation, case studies.
Lecture notesScript and collection of problems available
LiteratureJ. Bear, Hydraulics of Groundwater, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1979
K. de Ridder, Untersuchung und Anwendung von Pumpversuchen, Verl. R. Müller, Köln, 1970
P.A. Domenico, F.W. Schwartz, Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology, J. Wilson & Sons, New York, 1990
R.A. Freeze, J.A. Cherry, Groundwater, Prentice-Hall, New Jersey, 1979
W. Kinzelbach, R. Rausch, Grundwassermodellierung, Gebrüder Bornträger, Stuttgart, 1995

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Degree Programme in Environmental Engineering 2010; Version 07.03.2018 (Examination Block 3)
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersJ. Jimenez-Martinez, M. Willmann
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 120 minutes
Written aidsAll documents issued, recommended textbooks, calculators (not able to communicate).
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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Civil Engineering MasterMajor in Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources ManagementWInformation
Environmental Engineering BachelorExamination Block 3OInformation
Environmental Sciences BachelorEnvironmental PhysicsWInformation