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Hydraulic design and hydropower plants

01VKCMX

A.A. 2022/23

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Civile - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 50
Esercitazioni in aula 30
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Poggi Davide Professore Ordinario ICAR/02 50 30 0 0 2
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/01
ICAR/02
4
4
B - Caratterizzanti
B - Caratterizzanti
Ingegneria civile
Ingegneria civile
2021/22
The aim of the course is to provide the fundamental elements for the design and management of large and small dams and hydroelectric power plants. This course provides an overview of engineering design of dams and hydroelectric plants as well as a hydraulic modelling for the performance optimization parameters, operation and safety. From the point of view of safety, the effects of reservoirs on hydraulic risk mitigation and the risk associated with the collapse of dams will also be analysed.
The aim of the course is to provide the fundamental elements for the design and management of large and small dams and hydroelectric power plants. This course provides an overview of engineering design of dams and hydroelectric plants as well as a hydraulic modelling for the performance optimization parameters, operation and safety. From the point of view of safety, the effects of reservoirs on hydraulic risk mitigation and the risk associated with the collapse of dams will also be analysed.
After participating in this course, you will be able to: a) know the different steps to do before designing a hydroelectric central, b) understand basic hydrological and hydraulic analysis to conduct feasibility studies, c) make power, energy and financial calculation, d) learn about reservoir management, e) learn how to design the main components of a hydro power plant, f) understand how hydraulic turbines work, g) understand the operation of innovative hydroelectric plants such as tidal or sea wave ones
After participating in this course, you will be able to: a) know the different steps to do before designing a hydroelectric central, b) understand basic hydrological and hydraulic analysis to conduct feasibility studies, c) make power, energy and financial calculation, d) learn about reservoir management, e) learn how to design the main components of a hydro power plant, f) understand how hydraulic turbines work, g) understand the operation of innovative hydroelectric plants such as tidal or sea wave ones
Basic knowledge of Hydraulics and Hydrology
Basic knowledge of Hydraulics and Hydrology
The course is organized in the following modules: - Planning and design of dams for large multiple-purpose projects: Structure, design, legislation - Dam hydraulics: spillways, stilling basins, energy dissipators - Dam safety: monitoring, hydraulic safety, emergency plans - Hydropower plants: reservoir-based, run-on-river. - Turbines: operating principles and design analysis - Flood control planning: legislation, passive and active measures, - Flood control reservoirs Numerical models for Dam Break Studies - Energy production from sea waves
The course is organized in the following modules: - Planning and design of dams for large multiple-purpose projects: Structure, design, legislation - Dam hydraulics: spillways, stilling basins, energy dissipators - Dam safety: monitoring, hydraulic safety, emergency plans - Hydropower plants: reservoir-based, run-on-river. - Turbines: operating principles and design analysis - Flood control planning: legislation, passive and active measures, - Flood control reservoirs Numerical models for Dam Break Studies - Energy production from sea waves
The course is organized in lectures (about 50 hours) and practical classes dedicated to the development of a project (about 30 hours). During lectures the concepts and procedures will be explained with blackboard writing and/or with the support of slides that will be shared in the course material. During project classes, the students will work in small groups and will be guided in developing the modules of the project and applications of the basic hydraulic principles as illustrated during lectures. During the course, students will have to develop a single project divided into different modules that will start from the analysis of the resource, passing from the sizing of the reservoir, the designing of the hydraulic turbines and civil works and of the simulation of a possible collapse of the dam. Numerical software (HEC-RAS) and GIS tools will be used to develop the project.
The course is organized in lectures (about 50 hours) and practical classes dedicated to the development of a project (about 30 hours). During lectures the concepts and procedures will be explained with blackboard writing and/or with the support of slides that will be shared in the course material. During project classes, the students will work in small groups and will be guided in developing the modules of the project and applications of the basic hydraulic principles as illustrated during lectures. During the course, students will have to develop a single project divided into different modules that will start from the analysis of the resource, passing from the sizing of the reservoir, the designing of the hydraulic turbines and civil works and of the simulation of a possible collapse of the dam. Numerical software (HEC-RAS) and GIS tools will be used to develop the project.
In addition to the material and concepts presented in the lectures, the student can refer to the following texts: Hydraulic Engineering of Dams, Willi H. Hager, Anton J. Schleiss, Robert M. Boes, Michael Pfister, CRC press
In addition to the material and concepts presented in the lectures, the student can refer to the following texts: Hydraulic Engineering of Dams, Willi H. Hager, Anton J. Schleiss, Robert M. Boes, Michael Pfister, CRC press
Modalità di esame: Prova orale obbligatoria; Elaborato scritto prodotto in gruppo;
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Group essay;
Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilità o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'Unità Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione più idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Group essay;
The exam is based on an oral test to verify the understanding of the concepts presented during lectures. At the exam, the students must present the final report of the project carried out during the course period. It will also be discussed with the students to verify their ability to perform design calculations and the final results of the project. The final mark is formed in part by the evaluation of reports (30%), and in part by the oral test (70%).
In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.
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