Design and Construction of Dams

Course Information
TitleΣΧΕΔΙΑΣΜΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΚΑΤΑΣΚΕΥΗ ΦΡΑΓΜΑΤΩΝ / Design and Construction of Dams
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600003378

Programme of Study: PPS TMĪMATOS POLITIKŌN MĪCΗANIKŌN (2018-2019)

Registered students: 16
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Division of Structural EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Hydraulics and Environmental EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Geotechnical EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Transport and Project ManagementElective Courses954

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
1. ΤΓΥ003
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the succefull completion of the course the students will be able to: (1) design and analyse the main types of Dams (2) estimate and select the most appropriate construction method based on the type of a Dam (3) select the appropriate methods of geotechnical investigation for the design and construction of a Dam and analyze its results (4) select the appropriate materials for the construction of Earth Dams (5) design the foundation of a Dam and perform the required stability analyses of the slopes of a Dam and the reservoir (6) design hydraulic structures (spillways, Dissipation basins etc) which are essential elements of a Dam (7) determine the characteristics of turbines and select appropriate turbines for Dams used for the generation electricity (8) know about the monitoring, the management and the safety of Dams.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work in teams
  • Design and manage projects
Course Content (Syllabus)
Dam Hydraulics: Diversion works. Design Discharge. Types and selection of hydro-turbines. Spillways. Dissipation Basins and other methods. Safety and Sustainability of Dams. Examples from National and International Dams.
Diversion Works. Spillways. Dissipation Basins. Safety. Sustainability
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Course Organization
Reading Assigment150.5
Written assigments150.5
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