Course Details

Protection Structures for Dams and Hydraulic Circuits

Academic Year 2024/25

NRB019 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-SIV Winter Semester 2nd year

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Language of instruction



5 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. The safety assessment of the water works during floods, flood waves, design discharge, control flood, calculations of the transformation, run-off control. 2. Emergency spillway of dams  lateral, frontal, shaft, restrain system in front of weir. 3. Designs of safety shapes of the frontal and lateral weirs, spaces of stilling basins and spillway channel. 4. Designs of safety shapes of the shaft weir, the flow regimes. 5. The bottom outlets, equipment, control, capacity calculating. 6. Stilling basins, objects for energy dissipation. 7. Pooled objects of small dam, polder dam, boulder chute. 8. Outlet tunnels. 9. Surge tank – solutions of the level dynamic, water hammer and its elimination. 10. Behavior of the movable weir during flood, water distribution works on rivers.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1.–2. Weir-nape profiling for different values of pressure. 3. Shaft spillway profiling, outlet tunnel designing. 4.–5. Rectangular prismatic and divergent stilling basin designing. 6.–7. Design of a combined object in small dams and polder dams. 8. Hydraulic design of bottom outlet in the dam. 9.–10. Designing of the surge tank and the gate closing for the exclusion of the direct impact in the pipeline.