General Hydraulics & Hydrology,Potamology

Course Information
TitleΓΕΝΙΚΗ ΥΔΡΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΥΔΡΑΥΛΙΚΗ ΠΟΤΑΜΟΛΟΓΙΑ / General Hydraulics & Hydrology,Potamology
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID420000089

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours6
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
There are no Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
The student should have knowledge on: - The hydrological cycle and the water balance - Basic knowledge on hydrological processes cental in water balance studies - Basic knowledge of computation and measurements, and some knowledge on data sources and data analysis. Skills: The student should be able to: - Use hydrological data for inflow and flood analysis - Know measurement techniques for discharge and snow storage - Calculations of processes and the water balance. General competence: The student can: - Identify hydrological problems relevant for other subject areas within civil and environmental engineering.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
General Hydrology: Hydrological cycle, hydrometeorology, water balance, hydro-measurements analysis. Precipitation origin, measurements, analysis and prognosis of rain and snow, evaporization and transpiration. Underground water flow, underground hydro-carriers, permeability, soil hydraulic parameters. Runoff development, measurement and analysis of surface runoffs and water supply, hydrographs, precipitation-runoff simulations. Extreme runoff events, forecasting of flood events. Characteristics of watersheds, hydrographic networks, receivers, limnography. Methods and applications of technical hydrology. Principles and systems of environmental hydrology. General Hydraulics: Hydrostatics. Principles and equations of hydrodynamics. Open pipes and channels, flow types (steady, uniform and non-uniform, instable), weirs, hydrofalls, watersheds, branching, cross section and slope changes, flow profile, closed pipes, underground hydraulics, flow inflation, shrinkage and suppression. Lake and coastal hydraulics. Principles and systems of environmental hydraulics. Potamology: Water flow, cobble movement, formation of fluvial beds, river management works.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Information and Communication Technologies are used in teaching such as Projectors, PowerPoint presentations, video and photos.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work52
Reading Assigment26
Written assigments30
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Στεφανίδης Π. 2007: Μαθήματα και ασκήσεις Υδρολογίας και Υδραυλικής, Πανεπιστημιακές παραδόσεις. Chow V.T., Maidment D.R., Mays L.W. Applied Hydrology, 1988, McGraw-Hill
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