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5.06.033 Lecture: Hydro- & Marine Power - Details
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General information

Course number 5.06.033
Semester Wintersemester 2019/2020
Current number of participants 41
expected number of participants 36
Home institute Institute of Physics
Courses type Lecture in category Teaching
First date Mon , 14.10.2019 10:00 - 12:00, Room: W16A 015/016
Type/Form Lecture course (online)
Participants Masterstudents
- Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy,
- European Renewable Energy Master,
- Engineering Physics,
- Physics,
- Water and Coastal Management,
- Sustainability, Economics and Management.
Pre-requisites Basics of
- Hydrodynamics (see Renewable Energy Basics - Physics)
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
Performance record Written Exam
Lehrsprache englisch
Miscellanea Literature:

Charlier R.H., (2009) Ocean Energy: Tide and Tidal Power.

Chtrakar P (2005) Micro-hydropower design aids manual: Small Hydropower Promotion Project, Mini Grid Support Programme. 107p.

Croockewit J (2004) Handbook for developing micro hydro in British Columbia: BChydro. 69 p.

Giesecke J, Heimerl S, Mosonyi E (2014) Wasserkraftanlagen: Springer Vieweg. XXVI, 940 p.

Inversin AR (1986) Micro-hydropower sourcebook: NRECA International Foundation.

Meder K (2011) Environment Assessment and Watershed Action Planning related to GIZ ECO MHP Projects: Field Manual. GIZ. 24 p.

Pelikan B (2004) Guide on how to develop a small hydropower plant. European Small Hydropower Association ESHA. 151 p.

Penche C (1988) Layman's handbook on how to develop a small hydro site; Commission E, editor.

Rodriguez L, Sánchez T (2011) Designing and building mini and micro hydropower schemes - a practical guide; Action P, editor: Practical Action Publishing Ltd. xxii, 359 p.
ECTS points 3

Course location / Course dates

W16A 015/016 Monday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 14/10/19) (5x)
Friday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 18/10/19) (5x)
Wednesday. 22.01.20 16:00 - 19:00
W16A 013 Wednesday: 08:00 - 10:00, weekly (from 16/10/19) (4x)
W16A 011 Wednesday: 08:00 - 10:00, weekly (from 16/10/19) (1x)
W32 1-112 Thursday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 17/10/19) (4x)


Lecture Goal and Competencies:
The lecture Hydro Power I seeks to familiarize students with technological, socioeconomic and ecological aspects. Students get acquainted with basics of the technical components of Hydro Power (HP) and Ocean Power (OP) systems: their setup, their operation, their specific challenges and their linkages with one another.
At the end of this unit students may size a HP for given local geographic and hydrological conditions on a basic level. They can describe the entire setup as well as individual components. They are aware of basic challenges beyond the technical problems of HP and OP systems. Students are in the position to list advantages and disadvantages of HP and OP in comparison with other renewable energy technology.

Detailed Content*:
• 2h Theoretical background – general hydraulic terms, Bernoulli Equation, Major Empirical Formulae and their backgrounds.
• 2h Water Resource – catchment area, seasonal precipitation, flow duration curve, dam, & run off river.
• 2h Powerhouse – penstock, water hammer, cavitation, tailrace.
• 4h Turbines – main types of turbines, their characteristics & their components.
• 3h Ocean Power Overview
* indicated times are face-to-face times.

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