Course contents *
Concrete and embankment dams: loads, design function, stability, surveillance
Spillways: hydraulic design and computations of overflow spillways, bottom outlets and energy dissipators
Transport of water: channels, tunnels, tubes, technical and economical design of tubes and channels
Hydraulics: unsteady flow, water hammer, mass oscillation and pressure transients in pipes and surge shafts, surge waves in channels
Erosion: critical shear stress, Shields diagram, design of erosion protection
Hydropower plants: design, fundamental hydraulic computations
Flood mitigation measures: detention basins, levees, reservoir regulations.
Intended learning outcomes *
After the course the student should be able to:
Describe and explain the design principles of concrete and embankment dams and perform stability computations for some of these dam types.
Perform hydraulic design of spillways and energy dissipators, channels and tubes and perform technical - economical optimization of pipes and channels.
Perform computations for different types of unsteady flow, for example: water hammer, mass oscillations in pipe systems - surge chambers, surge waves in open channels.
Describe the erosion process and design erosion protection for a channel.
Analyse different flood mitigations measures
Describe and explain the design and hydraulic function of a hydroelectric power plant and perform hydraulic calculations.
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