UNSATURATED FLOW IN SOILS

Course Information
TitleΑΚΟΡΕΣΤΗ ΡΟΗ / UNSATURATED FLOW IN SOILS
Code420Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID420001381

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Class ID
600119709
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • 026Ε AGRICULTURAL HYDRAULICS
  • 401Υ APPLIED MATHEMATICS I
General Prerequisites
Students should be familiar mathematics, physics, and computers.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. to understand the processes of water flow in unsaturated zone of soil 2. to handle and solve problems of water store in soil 3. to find the optimum solution for irrigation water application in the soil. 4. to collaborate and designing case studies of water flow in the soil, irrigation, infiltration of water redistribution and deep percolation 5. to find solved problems of water and solute fate in the soil and the leaching to groundwater
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Fundamentals and equations describing the flow of water in soils. Force fields affecting the movement of soil water. Investigation of soil water permeability coefficient. Flow nets, anisotropic soils, various cases of flow movement in soils. Theory and solutions of the differential equation governing the movement of soil water related to drainage, infiltration, capillary rise, drip irrigation, evaporation and soil moisture redistribution.
Keywords
soil, unsaturated zone, water flow, infiltration
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Teaching, powerpoint, basic programs of data management and computation as excell
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Laboratory Work
Project
Written assigments
Total
Student Assessment
Description
70% written exams 30% individual project assignment (a set of exercises) - Exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Last Update
06-05-2014