The course aims to provide the basic knowledge about water diversion, the main types of dams and the other structure useful for the functioning of an artificial lake. Weirs will be introduced and the hydraulic aspects related to the collapse of a dam will be discussed.
Knowledge and understanding:
By the end of the course, and after passing the exam, students should be able to choose flow regulation opportunities with their adequate barrage types, according to aims of the reservoir, hydrology of the watercourse and geomorphology of the valley. They must also acquire knowledge of the structures necessary for the functioning of the dam and of the aspects related to the dambreak.
Applying knowledge and understanding
The students must be able to deal with the general, mainly hydraulic, design of the dams and weirs according to the most elementary calculation schemes. They will also have to be able to choose and design the intake and outlet structure and the related energy dissipation structures.
The student must develop the ability to clearly present their own technical ideas and findings about the project by correctly using the technical terminology object of the course.
The completion of the course should allow the student not only to develop specific knowledge of hydraulic infrastructure but also to begin to understand the interdisciplinary nature of the related topics, which oblige the engineer, to deal with topics of distinct disciplines.