FAF3801 Hydrological Transport Processes 7.5 credits

Hydrologiska transportprocesser

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Transport equations for mass, heat and momentum in natural environments using differential as well as integral (compartmental) formulations. The theory is applied to selected problems on contaminant transport and erosion. Multi-phase kinematic problems in geochemistry (pollution problems) and geomechanics (erosion problems). Various transport phenomena such as turbulent diffusion, dispersion phenomena, sorption retention and non-linear reaction isotherms. Averaging in geoscience and heterogeneous systems including geostatistics and stochastic partial differential equations. Selected solution techniques for the advective-diffusive equation.

Intended learning outcomes *

That the course participants develop an understandning of the physics and mathematical formulations of transport processes in hydrology and its application to water resources engineering in rivers, groundwater and other aquatic environments. The participant should particularly develop an understanding on mathematical coupling or hydromechanical problems with chemical reactions (e.g. spreading of solute pollutants) and geomechanics (e.g. erosion problems) in natural environments and the most well known transport phenomena and solution techniques.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Essential pre-requisites include algebra, calculus, diferential equations, programming/Numerical analysis and Fluid Mechanics. It is advantageous to have a basic knowledge in transform methods, quantitative Hydrology, Soil Science and Groundwater.

Recommended prerequisites

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"Transport processes for environmental scientists and Engineers." Mark M. Clark. John Wiley. New York (Eds. 1996 or 2009)

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

    Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

    The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

    Compulsory assignments.

    Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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    Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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    Anders Wörman

    Further information

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    Offered by

    ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

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    Education cycle *

    Third cycle

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    Anders Wörman, worman@kth.se

    Ethical approach *

    • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
    • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
    • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering