BA8510 - Head Loss Analyses in Hydro Power Tunnels. Hydraulics, Rock Blasting Technique and Economy.


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 50/100 1 hours E
Report 50/100

Course content

Topics: - Transport capacity of water tunnels, depending on the main parameters (pressure, cross section area and roughness). - Head loss measurement. - Methods for measurement of roughness. - Head loss estimation based on roughness measurements. - Dimensioning of water tunnels (economical optimisation). - Relation between head loss and rock blasting technique. - Quality assurance and performance in accordance with design parameters. - Methods of increasing the capacity of existing tunnels.

Learning outcome

Knowledge, skills and general competence: The goal of the course is to give the students further knowledge and understanding of factors which influence the roughness, head loss and economic design of tunnels for water transport.

Learning methods and activities

Study group. An individual study report (e.g. literature survey, experimental or numerical study or similar) is mandatory.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering (PHIV)

Required previous knowledge

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Course materials

Information will be given at course start.

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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Technological subjects
  • Hydropower
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Report 50/100





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Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100 E 2023-12-15 09:00
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Spring ORD Report 50/100 INSPERA
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Spring ORD Oral examination 50/100 E
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