Mountain Hydronomics ΙI (Torrent Management and Control ΙΙ)

Course Information
TitleΟρεινή Υδρονομική ΙΙ (Διευθετήσεις Ορεινών Υδάτων ΙΙ) / Mountain Hydronomics ΙI (Torrent Management and Control ΙΙ)
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600019473

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dasologías kai Fysikoý Perivállontos (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 74
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Compulsory CoursesCompulsory Course845

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
there are no general prerequisites.
Learning Outcomes
General competence 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.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
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.
Dam Design
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
- Video projector during teaching and laboratory exercises.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work260.9
Reading Assigment471.6
Written assigments240.8
Student Assessment
The achievement of the learning objectives will be evaluated based on the written examination and the laboratory exercises at the end of the semester. In order to obtain a advanced grade, it is required to achieve a advanced grade of the final exam, which includes multiple-choice questions and extensive answers from the course material. Degree of theory examination: 50% Exercise examination grade: 50%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Δ. Κωτούλας, Ορεινή Υδρονομική, Τόμος ΙΙα, Μέθοδοι και Συστήματα Υδρονομικής Διευθέτησης, ΑΠΘ, 2001 Π. Στεφανίδης, Ορεινή Υδρονομική ΙΙ, Πανεπιστημιακές Παραδόσεις, 2008 Μ. Σαπουντζής, Ορεινή Υδρονομική ΙΙ, Πανεπιστημιακές Παραδόσεις, 2021 Chow V.T., Maidment D.R., Mays L.W. Applied Hydrology, 1988, McGraw-
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