TVM 5125 Hydraulic Design, Autumn semester
This course is a MSc level course on the design of hydraulic structures at a hydro power plant. The course covers the basics in hydraulics of open channel flow, hydraulic design of energy dissipation structures, spillways and outlets, turbines and surge tanks, hydraulic steel works and pipe hydraulics. In addition gives the course an introduction to fluvial sediment transport.
TVM 5160 Headworks and Sedimentation Engineering, Autumn semster
Basic sediment transport theory – Basics of physical hydraulic modeling, model laws, scale effects and laboratory requirements – The framework for use of water resources in sediment loaded rivers – Sediment sampling and laboratory analysis – Real-time sediment monitoring – Sediment data analysis for planning and design of hydropower projects – Planning and design of headwork for Run-of-River hydropower projects – Performance of drop, side and frontal intakes, based on physical model tests in laboratory – Planning and design of settling basins – Computation of trapping efficiency of settling basin – Methods for removal of sediment from settling basins – Reservoir sedimentation processes and estimation of reservoir service life – Bathymetric survey of reservoirs – Sediment management methods in reservoirs, their application and limitations
VM 8107 Advanced hydraulics, Autumn semester
The course covers selected topics in hydraulics, hydraulic design and river engineering. The content will be designed for each student individually. The following topics can be part of the course: – super critical flow (air entrainment, cavitation, deflection of flow) – energy dissipation – physical modeling techniques – fish passages and blockage – culvert hydraulics – ice at hydropower intakes – intake hydraulics – sediment transport i rivers and reservoirs – Erosion protection / rip-rap design