Dams & Hydropower

Contact

Name

Holger Schüttrumpf

Head of the institute

Phone

work
+49 241 80 25262

Email

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Anna Wilmink

Scientific staff

Phone

work
+49 241 80 25530

Email

E-Mail
 
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Course description

The course Dams & Hydropower teaches about normative frameworks in hydraulic engineering design. Different kinds of dams and their operating equipment are shown. Information is presented about what to consider regarding stability and serviceability while designing and assessing large hydraulic engineering structures. Furthermore, different kinds of turbines with their applications and the use of pumped storage hydro power stations are shown. The specific practical relevance and learning about the broad range of hydraulic engineering fields are essential elements of this course.

Course content

Dams:

  • embankment dams
  • concrete dams
  • stability and serviceability
  • operating equipment

Hydropower:

  • low, medium and high pressure plants
  • turbines
  • surge chamber
  • water catchment
  • pumped storage hydro power stations

Learning objectives

Students learn about the conceptual and structural design of dams, hydropower stations and other hydraulic engineering structures. They become aware of the relevance of hydraulic structures in social context. Moreover, the importance of normative frameworks in hydraulic engineering design is shown. Students develop the capability to organize, design and assess large hydraulic engineering structures. As a result, the participants of the course will be encouraged to deal with complex problems using knowledge about the broad range of hydraulic engineering fields and their practical relevance.

 

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