AE2612 Hydraulic Engineering 7.5 credits
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Content and learning outcomes
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.
Literature and preparations
Bachelor's degree in the field of civil engineering, environmental engineering, or another subject with clear relevance to the course, of at least 180 higher education credits, which includes the following: Basic knowledge in mathematics for at least 20 higher education credits; Basic knowledge in numerical analysis, programming, or equivalent, for at least 6 higher education credits; Fluid mechanics for at least 5 credits; Hydrology for at least 7.5 credits. Proficiency in English, English B or equivalent.
SF1676 Differential Equations with Applications or equivalent course
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Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- TEN1 - Written Examination, 3.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- ÖVN1 - Assignment, 4.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
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.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web AE2612