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TVM5160 - Headworks and Sedimentation Engineering

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Muntlig eksamen 100/100

Course content

Sediment transport theory, the theory of physical hydraulic modelling and the use of water resources in sediment loaded rivers. Extended discussion on reservoir sedimentation, planning and design of headworks for run-of-river hydropower plants, sediment handling techniques, sediment sampling and analysis of sediment data.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:
The student will have knowledge of:
- Basic sediment transport theory
- Basics of physical hydraulic modeling, model laws, scale effects and laboratory requirements
- The framework for use of water resources in sediment loaded rivers
- Sediment sampling and laboratory analysis
- Real-time sediment monitoring
- Sediment data analysis for planning and design of hydropower projects
- Planning and design of headwork for Run-of-River hydropower projects
- Performance of drop, side and frontal intakes, based on physical model tests in laboratory
- Planning and design of settling basins
- Computation of trapping efficiency of settling basin
- Methods for removal of sediment from settling basins
- Reservoir sedimentation processes and estimation of reservoir service life
- Bathymetric survey of reservoirs
- Sediment management methods in reservoirs, their application and limitations

Skills:
Students will be able to:
- Calculate some basic features of the sediment transport in a river
- Plan and implement a sediment sampling program
- Organize and carry out analysis of sediment concentration in a water sample in laboratory
- Analyse and use sediment data for planning, design and operation of hydropower projects
- Plan and design sediment handling facilities in RoR projects
- Estimate sediment yield and service life of water storage projects
- Plan reservoir operational strategies and sedimentation mangaement program
- Plan and conduct a physical hydraulic model study in the laboratory

General competence:
The student shall:
- Know the basics of sediment transport and physical hydraulic modeling theory.
- Know the requirements for sediment related studies at various stages of a hydropower project from reconnaissance through pre-feasibility, feasibility, detailed design, construction and operation levels.
- Be familiar with the preformance standards for headworks in sediment loaded rivers and be able to carry out conceptual hydraulic design of the main components of the headworks structures.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, assignments and extensive laboratory exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

The candidates must have some basic knowledge of river hydraulics and hydropower projects.

Course materials

Lysne, Glover, Støle and Tesaker: Hydraulic Design. Vanoni: Sedimentation Engineering. Støle: Withdrawal of Water from Himalayan Rivers and hand-out literature with supplementary articles, cases and lecture-notes (English).

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Facts

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

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2013

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

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Subject area(s)
  • Environmental and Resource Engineering
  • Technological subjects
  • Hydraulic Engineering
Contact information
Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility

Phone: 73 59 46 40

Examination

Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Muntlig eksamen 100/100 2013-12-07 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer KONT Muntlig eksamen 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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