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Hydrotechnical Design of Tunnels

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After Participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand fundamentals of tunnel hydraulics
  • Design various water tunnels such as power tunnel, sewer tunnel, water supply tunnel, diversion tunnel, long culverts, and surge shaft
  • Get familiar with less-known design issues such as tunnel optimization, sediment transport, erosion, hydraulic jump in tunnels, air issues and cavitation in tunnels
  • Acquire a collection of educational video clips and some computational aids

Tunnels are used in variety of municipal, civil, hydropower, and mining infrastructure to carry water or wastewater. The flow in tunnels can be classified as free-surface or pressurized, steady or unsteady, and gravity-driven or pumped.  The course offers fundamentals and applications of the hydrotechnical design of water tunnels. 

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Hydraulics
  • Classification of Water Tunnels
  • Fundamentals of Tunnel Hydraulics
  • Significance of Tunnel Lining, Flow Resistance, & Velocity
  • Design of Municipal (water supply/sewer) Tunnels
  • Design of River Diversion Tunnels
  • Design of Power Tunnels
  • Surge Analysis & Protection
  • Special Topics & Review of Some Case Studies
  • A Comprehensive Problem & Solution
  • Five Take-away Messages

Who Should Attend
Professionals from engineering firms or from municipal, provincial and federal authorities with 0 to 20 years of experience dealing with tunnels carrying water for various municipal, power, dam construction, irrigation, or flood control purposes.

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