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Flood Propagation and Mitigation - WEU3FPM6

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  • Number of hours

    • Lectures : 8.0
    • Laboratory works : 32.0
    ECTS : 4.0

Goals

To understand the major concepts used in flood risk analysis
To learn characterizing a flood
To learn estimating design floods
To learn making cost-benefit analysis
To learn using an unsteady hydraulic model

Contact Isabella TOMASINO

Content

Definition of hazard, vulnerability, flood risk, flood disaster
Characterization of floods (fluvial, coastal, pluvial, structural failure/overtopping floods)
Flood hazard assessment (magnitude (intensity) and associated exceeding probability)
Vulnerability analysis
Methods for flood mitigation
Flood mitigation economics
1 oral presentation : description of a major flood of the students native countries (Where? When? Why? How? How much? Who? When?)
2 projects : flood design and cost-benefit analysis (application to the Villerest dam on the Loire River) and hydraulic flood propagation (application of HEC-RAS to the the Loire River)



Prerequisites

Engineering hydrology and River dynamics

Tests

Semester 9 - The exam is given in english only 

Final exam (CT) : 1 hour written examamination (30%)
Continuous assessment (CC) : oral presentation + project-based learning assignment (70%)



1h Written examination (30%) + (70%)

Additional Information

Semester 9 - This course is given in english only EN

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Date of update February 8, 2017

Grenoble INP Institut d'ingénierie Univ. Grenoble Alpes