Dams and Hydropower
The course Dams and 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.
- embankment dams
- concrete dams
- stability and serviceability
- operating equipment
- low, medium and high pressure plants
- surge chamber
- water catchment
- pumped storage hydro power stations
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.
Lecture Dams and Hydropower (English, winter semester)
The internationally oriented course Dams and Hydropower is taught in English and takes place every winter semester. The subject is integrated into the Engineering Geohazards M.Sc. degree programme.