Hands-on research, scale model experiments and intense scientific research in various hydraulic engineering fields are currently underway at the Hydraulic Engineering Department at the University of Innsbruck. Here are a few of the topics that are currently being researched here in our facilities:
     - Utilization of Hydropower
     - Dam Safety
     - Sediment Transport Processes
     - Flood Forecasting Models
     - Flood Protection
     - Numerical Simulation
     - Physical Scale Model Tests
Basic research is also being conducted in avalanche simulation and artificial surf-waves. The Hydraulic Research Laboratory at the University is never empty. Young engineers as well as seasoned professors and Ph.Ds. have their own models and experiments running in the lab and there always seem to be students helping out and gaining experience.

Recently published papers

Gabl, Roman; Seibl; Jakob; Pfeifer, Manfred; Gems, Bernhard; Aufleger, Markus (2017): 3D-numerische Modellansätze für die Berechnung von Lawineneinstößen in Speicher / Concepts to simulate avalanche impacts into a reservoir based on 3D-numerics. In: Österreichische Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft  69/ 1, S. 66-75.
DOI: 10.1007/s00506-016-0346-z

Artikel in den OÖ Nachrichten von den Beregnungsversuchen in Schwertberg


Christoph Baer ; Timo Jaeschke ; Jan-Thomas Fischer ; Reinhard Fromm ; Matthias Rauter ; Stefan Achleitner ; Nils Pohl  Investigation of a mmWave-Radar based Sensor for Snow-Suspension Density Measurements IEEE Sensors Journal https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2016.2620340

Achleitner, Stefan; Huttenlau, Matthias; Winter, Benjamin; Reiss, Julia; Plörer, Manuel; Hofer, Michael (2016): Temporal  development of flood risk considering settlement dynamics and local flood protection measures on catchment scale: an  Austrian case study. In: International Journal of River Basin Management 14/3, S. 273 - 285.

Gems, Bernhard; Mazzorana, Bruno; Hofer, Thomas; Sturm, Michael; Gabl, Roman; Aufleger, Markus (2016): 3-D hydrodynamic modelling of flood impacts on a building and indoor flooding processes.
In: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, S. 1351-1368.
DOI: 10.5194/nhess-16-1351-2016

Krzyzagorski, Sebastian; Gabl, Roman; Seibl, Jakob; Böttcher, Heidi; Aufleger, Markus (2016): Implementierung eines schräg angeströmten Rechens in die 3D-numerische Berechnung mit FLOW-3D In: Österreichische Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft  68/ 3, S. 146-153.
DOI: 10.1007/s00506-016-0299-2