Hydroelectric Power - Technology and Systems

10 credits

Course, Master's level, 1TE029

Autumn 2023 Autumn 2023, Uppsala, 33%, On-campus, English Only available as part of a programme

About the course

Hydropower history and the design of a hydropower station. Dams, spillways and waterways. Meteorology and hydrology. Applied fluid dynamics. Hydraulic losses, torque on a runner blade. Turbine and draft tube. Electrical generators, the generator on the grid. Transmission of electrical power. Hydraulic transients. Regulation and dynamics. Environment and laws. Marine current power. Pumped storage hydropower. Production planning. A large scale project (eg newbuilding / renovation of a larger power station). Laborations on surges, water hammer, generators, and hydraulic losses. A group project where a hydropower station will be modelled.

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