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Hydropower engineering
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Fluid and Experimental Mechanics.
2005 (English)In: Proceedings of the International Green Energy Conference: IGEC-1, Waterloo, Ontario: University of Waterloo , Dept. of Mechnical Engineering , 2005Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Hydropower, one of the corner stones of sustainable energy development, is the largest renewable source of energy. There is a large demand worldwide for people trained to design, operate, maintain and optimise hydropower systems. Hydro Power University, a name which encompasses both education, research and development within hydropower in Sweden, offers a unique and broad international masters programme within hydropower engineering including civil, mechanical and electrical engineering. The programme is the result of a close collaboration between Lulea University of Technology and Uppsala University, at the research and education level. This master programme, Hydropower Engineering, is open to both Swedish and foreign students free of charge. It aims to provide students with state of the art knowledge and experience on parts of the hydropower system such as turbine technology, generator design, rotor dynamics, tribology, dams/dam safety, maintenance and operation and environmental aspects. World unique laboratory experiments are offered to the students at Porjus and Alvkarleby, Sweden. The Porjus Hydropower Centre offers world unique facilities: two full scale turbines of 10 MW each, one with the latest generator technology - Powerformer. The turbines are exclusively dedicated for use in education, research and development. State of the art in measurement technology is available. Both units are at the centre of each education programme offered by the Hydro Power University. In Alvkarleby, spillways, discharge capacity and turbines model testing can be undertaken at the Vattenfall laboratory also with state of the art experimental material and highly qualified staff. The large number of applications from developing countries indicates a need of scholarships, which needs to be resolved for the development of hydropower

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Waterloo, Ontario: University of Waterloo , Dept. of Mechnical Engineering , 2005.
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Fluid Mechanics
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-38758Local ID: d3dd5560-bc13-11db-a46c-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:1012259
International Green Energy Conference : 12/06/2005 - 16/06/2005
Godkänd; 2005; 20070116 (ysko)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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