The primary objective is to develop knowledge towards the improved design and operation of sustainable hydropower plants exposed to high sediment yield.

The secondary objectives are as follows;

  • To develop knowledge towards a less cost and time intensive as well as towards a more reliable method to measure sediment concentration and grain sizes as well as bed load transport in rivers and at hydraulic structures.
  • To develop knowledge towards improved physical scale models by using innovative scaling methods.
  • To develop knowledge on the amount of erosion due to sediment particles passing through turbines.
  • To develop knowledge on a holistic approach to spatially and temporally quantify sediment loads due to different flushing/dredging operations.
  • To disseminate the results and to develop guidelines for stakeholders and the industry.


Contact:  Associate Professor Nils Rüther

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