Credits: 5

Schedule: 15.04.2019 - 31.05.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

V (spring term)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After completing the course the student

  • Is able to describe and discuss environmental fluid mechanics fundamentals needed in analysing common problems in environmental hydraulics [knowledge]
  • Recognises the interdisciplinary framework of ecohydraulics, fluvial geomorphology, and ecology [knowledge]
  • Can identify and analyse principles for environmentally sound hydraulic engineering practices  [knowledge/skill]
  • Analyses flow of water in open channels with the ability to solve common design problems [skill]
  • Recognises and quantifies fluvial erosion, transport, and deposition processes [skill]
  • Applies proven methods in collecting and analysing experimental hydraulic measurement data [skill]
  • Is able to formulate a thesis or conclusion and justify it, and to anticipate criticisms of his/her arguments, while following common codes of research ethics [identity]

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Environmental fluid mechanics. Ecohydraulics, fluvial geomorphology, and ecology from an interdisciplinary point of view. Hydraulics of environmental channels with erosion and sediment transport considerations. Common hydraulic measurements based on experimental research in a laboratory flume. Basic principles related to hydro-environmental engineering solutions.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, tutorials, individual exercises, laboratory flume investigations in a small group

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Material announced during the lectures and exercises.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Yhd-12.3136 Ekohydrauliikka

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Links to and builds on the courses KJR-C2003 Basic course on fluid mechanics.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration through WebOodi. Please see WebOodi for the registration dates.

For organising the tutorials and laboratory assignments, a limited number of students is accepted for the course: selection is based on Motivation Letter with preference given to WAT students.

Accepted students must confirm registration for the course by submitting the pre-survey, attending the first teaching event, and completing the first assignment on time.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Partial fulfilments of the course are valid till the course starts again, however, a year at the most.


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