"Natural Slopes (Großhang)"; Sub-Project 4 "Technical Scale Experiments"

Duration: 2006-01-01 to 2012-12-31
Department: VEGAS

"Natural Slopes (Großhang)"; Sub-Project 4 "Technical Scale Experiments"


The development of the movement of large hillslopes until failure is the result of complex interactions of hydrological, subsurface-hydraulic and soil-mechanical processes ranging over large space and time scales. As no reliable simulation methods exist today for such purposes, new solutions are suggested which bring together improved process models with coupling, averaging and upscaling methods while combining deterministical and stochastical approaches to take the complexity of the processes as well as the available data on the different scales into account. The tools which will be developed should first be verified using controlled experiments (benchmarks) before being transferred to a concrete field case for which a very good data set already exists. The central subproject is responsible for the coordination and administrative tasks of the researcher group. For the collaboration within the researcher group, a central internet-based information system will be set up to also serve as a platform for software-technical model couplings in the range of possibilities.

Project manager

Braun, Jürgen


Research assistants

Germer, Kai




From: 2006-01-01

To: 2012-12-31


German Research Foundation (DFG)

Cooperation partners

Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Bauingenieurwesen, Fachgebiet Wasserwirtschaft und Hydroinformatik, Prof. R.Hinkelmann (Sprecher), Dr. F.Molkenthin

Universität Potsdam, Institut für Geoökologie, Prof. E.Zehe (stellv. Sprecher)

Universität Stuttgart:
Institut für Mechanik (Bauwesen), Lehrstuhl II (Kontinuumsmechanik), Prof. W.Ehlers
Institut für Wasserbau, Lehrstuhl für Hydromechanik und Hydrosystemmodellierung, Prof. R.Helmig

Universität Karlsruhe, Institut für Wasser und Gewässerentwicklung, Bereich Wasserwirtschaft und Kulturtechnik, Abt. IV Hydrologie Dr. J.Ihringer

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