The students shall know the basic design and construction principles for various types of dams that are constructed on the mountainous area and be able to select the type of dam and design and estimate the costs for a dam site.
The students shall have knowledge about:
- Type of dams and their characteristics
- How dam sites are selected and evaluated
- Basics of concrete gravity dam design
- How to identify and quantify different loads on dams
- Criteria and principles of dam stability analysis
- Greek dam design regulations
- How to classify dams
- How to carry out dam safety inspection, supervision and basics of emergency action planning.
The students shall have skills about:
- Select feasible dam site and type of dam
- Calculate the main forces that act on a dam,
- Design and carryout stability analysis of dams
- Estimate dam cost based on specific site condition and type of the dam
- Carryout dam safety inspection and supervision.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Protection of the natural environment and torrent control (protection, hydrological correction, process
regulation, exploitation of water). Principles and torrent correction systems, water production. Torrent
types and their correction. Technical, and phyto-technical works. Systems of torrential phenomena
control (erosions, weathering, landslides, landslips). Debris-flow and mud-flow systems control. Study
and construction of flood control reservoirs and dams, sediment control dams, open dams, deposit
dams, beam dams, screen dams. Study and construction of technical beds and ditches. Adaptation of
torrent control works in the natural environment. Torrent control and regional development.
Additional bibliography for study
Π. Στεφανίδης, Ορεινή Ι, Πανεπιστημιακές παραδόσεις, 2006
Chow V.T., Maidment D.R., Mays L.W. Applied Hydrology, 1988, McGraw-