Sub Programme 2 : Hydropower Structures

Hydropower structures represent the physical parts of a hydropower plant such as dams, weirs, spillways, intakes, tunnel systems, power waterways, penstocks, power station, and outlets from the waterways.

The aim of SP2 is to improve their reliability, efficiency, safety, and environmental friendliness by developing and providing novel and innovative solutions using the latest technology regarding hydraulic scale models, numerical methods, and field investigations. Moreover, SP2 promotes the further development of hybrid modelling strategies in order to minimize uncertainties associated with individual modelling techniques.

 llustration: VAW, ETH Zurich










                                   SUBSCRIBE TO SP2 




SP 2 Coordinator:

Sébastien Erpicum, Liege University

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SP 2 Vice - Coordinator: 

Elena Pummer, NTNU

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Activities of the SP