Robert Boes: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2018
|Name||Prof. Dr. Robert Boes|
V. Wasserbau, Hydrologie u. Glaz.
ETH Zürich, HIA C 57
|Telephone||+41 44 632 40 90|
|Fax||+41 44 632 11 92|
|Department||Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering|
|101-0247-01L||Hydraulic structures II|
Information: Enrolment of Hydraulic Engineering II is not recommended without having attended Hydraulic Engineering (101-0206-00L) previously since Hydraulic Engineering II is strongly based on Hydraulic Engineering (101-0206-00L).
|6 credits||4G||R. Boes|
|Abstract||Hydraulic structures and their function within a hydraulic scheme are explained. The basic concepts of their layout and design with regard to economy and safety are provided.|
|Objective||Knowledge of hydraulic structures and their function within a hydraulic scheme. Skills for the layout and design of hydraulic structures with regard to economy and safety.|
|Content||Weirs: Weir stability, gates, inflatable dams, appurtenant structures.|
Conduits: Design of headraces, pressure shafts, and penstocks, constructive details and construction.
Power plants: Power house and turbine types, design, structure, construction.
Dams: Dam types, appurtenant structures (diversion, spillways, bottom outlet), dam type selection criteria, layout and design of gravity dams, buttress dams, arch dams, rockfill dams with central core or concrete face, measures in the foundation, mass concrete, RCC dams, reservoir siltation and sediment management, dam surveillance.
Artificial reservoirs: Purpose, layout, sealing, appurtenant structures, environmental aspects.
|Lecture notes||manuscript and further documentation|
|Literature||is specified in the lecture and in the manuscript|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Information: Enrolment of Hydraulic Engineering II is not recommended without having attended Hydraulic Engineering (101-0206-00L) previously since Hydraulic Engineering II is strongly based on Hydraulic Engineering (101-0206-00L).|
|101-0249-00L||Selected Topics on Hydraulic Engineering|
Prerequisites: 101-0247-01L Hydraulic Engineering II or equivalent course.
|3 credits||2S||R. Boes|
|Abstract||The lecture focuses on selected topics in hydraulic engineering, water management and aquatic ecology relating to hydropower and flood protection projects.|
|Objective||to deepen knowledge on special aspects in hydraulic engineering and to understand the procedures and the planning sequence of hydropower projects|
|Content||Different selected topics in hydraulic engineering will be focused on, e.g. dam safety, possible problems at reservoirs like sedimentation or natural hazards by impulse waves, the hydraulics of river flows, spillways and intake structures at dams and weirs, hydropower and ecology like fish-ecological aspects at low-head hydropower plants and eco-hydraulics like flow-vegetation interaction. Another focus will be put on typical approaches and procedures in the planning process of hydropower projects.|
|Lecture notes||Lecture notes/handouts will be available online.|
|Literature||is specified in the lecture.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||External speakers will present current topics and projects in Switzerland and abroad.|
|151-0906-00L||Frontiers in Energy Research|
Does not take place this semester.
This course is only for doctoral students.
|2 credits||2S||D. Poulikakos, R. Boes, V. Hoffmann, G. Hug, M. Mazzotti, A. Patt, A. Schlüter|
|Abstract||Doctoral students at ETH Zurich working in the broad area of energy present their research to their colleagues, their advisors and the scientific community. Each week a different student gives a 50-60 min presentation of their research (a full introduction, background & findings) followed by discussion with the audience.|
|Objective||Knowledge of advanced research in the area of energy.|
|Content||PhD students at ETH Zurich working in the broad area of energy present their research to their colleagues, to their advisors and to the scientific community. Every week there are two presentations, each structured as follows: 15 min introduction to the research topic, 15 min presentation of the results, 15 min discussion with the audience.|
|Lecture notes||Slides will be distributed.|