Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2015/16
Hydroelectric systems
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Electrical Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Poggi Davide ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ICAR/02 40 20 0 0 2
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/02 6 F - Altre attivitŕ (art. 10) Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro
Subject fundamentals
The course aims at giving some basic knowledge about Hydropower plants.
Expected learning outcomes
Basic ability to design simple hydropower schemes and to understand Hydropower plants operations.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Basic knowledge of Mathematics and Mechanics.
Fundamentals of hydraulics (32 h):
Properties of fluids, basic equations, forces in static and dynamic conditions, head losses
Design and verification of long pipes
Unsteady flows: analysis of the water hammer effect and design of a piezometric well
Types and functioning of the hydraulic turbines.

Hydropower plants (32 h):
Hydrology: rainfall and runoff; river floods; depth-duration-frequency curves
Hydrology principles and optimal water management
Types of hydropower plants, Impoundment, Diversion and Pumped Storage
Basic principles for hydropower plants design.
Dams and barrages: types and regulations; outline of design principles; intakes, outlets, spillways and energy dissipation structures.
Delivery modes
In addition to lectures, the course programme includes exercise sessions, laboratory applications, visits to the laboratory and visits to existing hydropower installations.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
Pijush K. Kundu, Ira M. Cohen: Fluid Mechanics. Academic Press, ISBN 0-12-178251-4.
Jack B. Evett, Cheng Liu: Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics. McGraw Hill, ISBN 0-07-019779-2.
Frank M. White: Fluid Mechanics, 5th editino, 2003. McGraw Hill, ISBN 0-07-24021-2.
Emil Mosonyi: Low-Head Power Plants. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, ISBN 963-05-4271-4 (vol. 1).
Emil Mosonyi: Hi-Head Power Plants. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, ISBN 963-05-5885-8 (vol. 2).
Assessment and grading criteria
Oral examination.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2017/18

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