Introductory courses on fluid dynamics and hydro power.
On successful completion of the course, the student should
have an understanding of fluid dynamics fundamentals, including concepts of mass and momentum conservation
be able to apply the Bernoulli equation to solve problems in fluid dynamics
apply principles of fluid dynamics in wind, hydro and heating systems
have a good over-all knowledge of hydro-electric power plants and power houses
have a knowledge of the various mechanical and electrical types of hydro power equipment
show a good theoretical understanding of possibilities and limitations of hydro power
be able to evaluate, characterize and compare hydro-electric energy to other energy forms
be able to participate in the planning and operation of hydro-electric power plants
be able to analyze the energy potential of the various renewable energy sources
be able to evaluate, characterize and compare different processes for energy conversion
be able to participate in the planning and construcion of equipment for production and use of energy
Stress and strain, fluid statics, Bernoulli and Euler equations, pipe flow and turbulence in air and water, open-channel flow, unsteady flow (water-hammer). Components of a hydro-electric power plant. Potential energy of water (hydrology). Power plant development and design, hydrodynamics for intake design, construction of dam, tunnel, penstock, etc. Water turbines.
Lectures and exercises. Parts of the syllabus must be read as self-study. Estimated work load for the average student is approximately 200 hours.
Satisfactory submission of compulsory exercises. Information will be given in Canvas at the start of the course.
Assessment methods and criteria
4-hour individual written examination. Graded assessment.
The person responsible for the course decides, in cooperation with student representative, the form of student evaluation and whether the course is to have a midway or end of course evaluation in accordance with the quality system for education, chapter 4.1.”
Offered as Single Standing Module
Admission Requirement if given as Single Standing Module
Admission requirements for the course are the same as for the master’s programme in Renewable energy.
The students should have PC, MAC, tablet or similar portable equipment available for use in the learning situation. From the academic year 2014 - 2015, such equipment is being considered to be mandatory.