EP8407 - High Pressure Hydraulic Machinery


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2022/2023

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

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

Course content

The most important part in the syllabus is a thorough theoretical analysis to optimize the hydraulic design of a turbine. Parameters of great importance are the degree of reaction and pressure balancing of the blades. The reason for this is to avoid cavitation and dynamic problems when running part loaded as well as to receive a high efficiency.// This course will not be given if less than 5 students are signed up.

The course will not be given in 2022/23. Next time autumn 2023

Learning outcome

The course provides the student with knowledge about: - Detail knowledge about the design of high head Francis turbines. - Hydraulic design of the spiral casing, stay vanes, guide vanes, runner and draft tube in a high head Francis turbine. - Forces acting on the main components of Francis- and Pelton turbines. The course gives the student insight about: - Hydraulic design of a Pelton turbine. - Mechanical design of Francis and Pelton turbines. The course should enable the student to: - Calculate detailed dimensions of a high head Francis turbine. - Calculate the individual forces acting on the main components of Francis and Pelton turbines. The course should give the student: - When the student has finished the course, he/she shall have detailed knowledge about the design of high head Francis and Pelton turbines. - The student will be able to use this knowledge in projects where these turbines are a part of a hydro power plant.

Learning methods and activities

The subject consists of lectures, colloquium meetings and self-study.

Lectures. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

The course will not be teached if there are less than 5 students in the class.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Required previous knowledge

TEP4195 Turbomachinery

Course materials

Selected papers, compendiums and publications

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIO4909 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level



Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Technological subjects
  • Turbines
  • Hydropower
Contact information

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 D
Room Building Number of candidates
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