EP8411 - Hydropower Plants; Selected Interdiciplinary Topics


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 course is initiated in order to give doctoral students within the topic "hydropower" a wide interdiciplinary foundation on subjects traditionally given at different departments. Department of Hydraulic and Enivronmental Engineering will teach the following topics related to their activities: Intakes - Tunnelling system - Hydropower station - Optimization. Department of Electric Power Engineering will teach the following topics related to their activities: Estimation of state and maintenance of electrical equipment - Hydropower generators; Construction and design - Designing of electrical system in powerplant. Department of Energy and Process Engineering will teach the following topics related to their activities: Dimensioning of the turbine - Dynamical dimensioning and governing stability - Operation and maintenance of turbine - Efficiency measurements in laboratory and in field.

Learning outcome

Objectives: Knowledge: Students will gain detailed knowledge of intakes, tunnel system, power plants, optimization, state estimation and maintenance of electrical equipment, hydroelectric generators, constructive structure and design of hydropower generators, design of electrical systems in power plant, the design of the turbine, dynamic sizing and control stability for power plants, operation and maintenance of turbine and efficiency measurements in the lab and field. Skills: Students will be able to perform tasks and recognize challenges across their field of expertise through the acquisition of knowledge included in the learning objectives. General knowledge: Students will increase their general knowledge by gaining a broad understanding of sciences jointly cooperate in a hydropower plant. This expertise would otherwise not be gained through specializations that a doctorate is. These outcomes will be closely linked to the themes that the various departments contribute.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures , seminars and selected calculation problems. The course is held only if students from all departments Electric Power Engineering, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering and Energy and Process Engineering (og equivalent) have signed up for the same semester.

Further on evaluation

To pass the course requires a score of at least 70 % (70 of 100 points) at the exam.

Required previous knowledge

Masters Degree in Technology of Hydropower Related background.

Course materials

Compendium and hand-outs

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Fluids Engineering
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Technological subjects
  • Turbines
  • Hydropower
Contact information


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
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
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