Topics of the River Engineering divisionare flood protection, driftwood and sediment transport as well as river revitalization and river restoration.
Main goals of our basic research projects are to improve the understanding of flow and transport processes and to optimize and further develope design criteria for different river engineering measures, e.g. for block ramps, driftwood, and sediment retention constructions. This improved understanding is also needed to describe the morphodynamic processes in river reaches to predict their long-term behavior.
Our applied research projects mainly focus on testing and optimization using hydraulic scale models of the design of planned river engineering measures. Of increased importance are hybrid models as a combination of numerical simulations and laboratory experiments.