Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
20150102008108DAMSElective486
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Dam types and characteristics, project principles, site assessment and selection of type of dam, the other structures: dam outlet works, dam safety, cofferdams, reservoirs
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Aysun Altıkat
Learning Outcomes
1Students will gain basic knowledge about the properties and design criteria of dams and the principal equations of these concepts.
2Students will gain basic knowledge about the properties and design criteria of dams and the principal equations of these concepts.
3Students will gain knowledge about important parameters on selection of dam types
4Students will gain knowledge about important parameters on selection of dam types
5Students will gain knowledge about design parameters of different types of dams
6Students will gain knowledge about design parameters of different types of dams
7Student will learn about the design of dam reservoirs
8Student will learn about the design of dam reservoirs
9Students will gain ability and understanding of dam operation and maintenance
10Students will gain ability and understanding of dam operation and maintenance
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
General Information; Gravity Dams ; Arch Gravity Dams ; Buttress Dams ; Arch Dams ; Embankment Dams ; Dam Reservoirs
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Information about characteristics of dams and reservoirs
2Site assessment of dams, effects of dams to environment Classification of dams
3Selection of type of dams, forces acting on dams, General characteristics of dams
4Buttress Dams
5Application
6Arch Dams Gravity Arch Dams
7Characteristics of embankment dams, Earth fill Dams, Rock fill Dams
8Mid-term exam
9Application
10General information and characteristics of reservoirs, Zones of storage in a reservoirs
11Determination of dams heights, Selection of capacity for reservoirs
12Spillways
13Spillways and energy dissipators
14Outlet structures Cofferdams
Recommended or Required Reading
Water-Resources Engineering, Linsley, Franzini, Freyberg, Tchobonglous
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13339
Self Study14798
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)170
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