EP8406 - Hydro Power Plant Control


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100

Course content

The course is presenting the structure matrix method for mathematical modeling of hydro-electric power plants and pump systems connected to complicated pipelines-and/or tunnel systems included valves, accumelators and control systems. The theory are founded on nonlinear friction alleviation of oscillating flow through tunnels and pipelines and the effects of turbines- and pump characteristics in system for turbines and pumped-storage power plants or in pump systems. Frequency response measurement methods to decide the stability are being described. Mathematical modeling of tunnels, pipelines, turbines, water level regulation, generators and electric grid in the frequency domain are being described.

This course will not be held if less than 5 students are signed up.

Learning outcome

The course is giving an introduction to stability analysis of control systems for power plants and pressure regulation of pumps. The main goal is to be able to calculate pressure surges in pipes and to analyze speed- and power control of hydraulic turbines.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and voluntary tutorials

Required previous knowledge

Exam in TTK4105 Control engineering with electric curcuits or equivalent

Course materials

Hermod Brekke: A Stability Study on Hydro Power Plant Governing.
Li Xin Xin: Hydropower System Modelling by the STRUCTURE MATRIX METHOD, HOG Report.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIO4907 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2012

Language of instruction: English


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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 2012-05-23
Room Building Number of candidates
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