VM8107 - Topics in Hydraulics


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 covers selected topics in hydraulics, hydraulic design and river engineering. The content will be designed for each student individually. The following topics can be part of the course: - super critical flow (air entrainment, cavitation, deflection of flow)- energy dissipation - physical modeling techniques - fish passages and blockage- culvert hydraulics- ice at hydropower intakes- intake hydraulics- sediment transport i rivers and reservoirs - Erosion protection / rip-rap design

Learning outcome

Knowledge:The candidate should have knowledge of a subject within the hydraulics on an international leading level. The candidate should be able to apply various measurement methods, and to contribute to the development of new theories and methods in his field of research.Skills:Candidates will master the theory and use of measuring instruments used in the field of hydraulics. The candidate should be able to use these skills to undertake research of high international level. The candidate should be able to assess the work of others on the same level.General competence:The candidate should be able to use knowledge from the discipline of scientific tasks and projects, and disseminate research and development by recognized national and international channels.

Learning methods and activities

Seminar, exercises, project work. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Admission to a PhD-Programme. Note that if you wish to follow the course the semester it runs, but are not affiliated with the PhD programme in Engineering, please contact

Course materials

Selected books and articles.

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

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Hydraulics
  • Technological subjects
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 2023-12-15 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
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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