Knowledge and understanding:
At the end of this course the student will enrich his knowledge in hydraulics and hydrology with that related to hydraulic plant design and will be owner of the overall concepts at the basis of the design of the main hydraulic plants not studied in other courses. The student will have examined in depth the different types of hydraulic machines and their use and will be aware of the main problems related to the realization of hydroelectric power plants, both for high or low head types, for pond or run-of-river schemes.
Applying knowledge and understanding:
At the end of his study the student will be able to design different types of hydroelectric power plants in their peculiar aspects: water supply works definition, choice of the scheme, sizing of penstocks, regulation, art works and special parts, intake structures, sediment traps. The student will be capable of choosing and sizing the hydraulic machines proper for the case of interest and will be able to perform an economic evaluation of the designed plant.
By the end of the course, the student should own the instruments to identify and solve the main problems related to the design and operation of the hydraulic plants studied, and of those that will be encountered in the future profession, and he will be capable of design and decision making.
At the end of the course the student will be capable of a correct use of language for what concerns the technical nomenclature proper of the course and will be able to communicate his own knowledge through the adoption of tables, schemes, excel spreadsheets and numerical codes personally developed.
After the attending of the course the student will be able to deepen his knowledge in the topic of design and realization of traditional, small and micro hydroelectric plants through the study of the field literature represented by books, reports, specialized texts, also outside the teaching topics. The students in possess of the basic knowledge of the discipline will be able in the future to carry on a personal in depth investigation of the topic to efficiently enter the world of work or undertake future training paths.