Course detail

Ponds and purpose reservoirs

FAST-BS053Acad. year: 2018/2019

Introduction, definitions, history of the pond construction in CR
Categorization and function, research, selection of locality for small water reservoir
Water management of small water reservoirs, water losses, physical, chemical and biological processes
Pond dams, outlets, extractions, safety spillways, pond bottom, littoral zone, reservoir surrounding
Fish breeding ponds, water supply, industrial and irrigation reservoirs,
Polders, Erosion control reservoirs, rain water reservoirs, etc.
Operation and service regulations, mud removal, reservoirs restoration
Reconstruction and updating of small water reservoirs, faults of the pond dams, mistakes in ponds designing,
course of construction.

Department

Institute of Landscape Water Management (VHK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Overview of ponds and small water reservoirs subject, knowledge of directives, the ability of designing ponds, knowledge of construction principles in the process of designing. The concept of possible faults of the pond dams, overview of the major mistakes in designing and the removal them.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of hydraulics and water management solution of reservoirs including transformation function.

Co-requisites

Water utilization planning of reservoir, pedology, hydrology, hydraulics, earth dams, spillways, flood routing.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations. In this course, students will be introduced with the use of automated design (program Civil Power).

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Active participation in seminars and lectures, the examination and delivering the results of seminars according to terms of project. Active cooperation in the project. Active approach to the solution during the consultation process.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to the topic, history and purpose of ponds and small reservoirs, ecological and economical benefits
2. Location of the reservior, design fundamentals, rules and specifications,
3. Water management solution of small water reservoirs
4. Layout and technical solution of small water reservoirs
5. Dams - types, construction principles
6. Outflow facilities - design, types, construction principles
7. Safety spillways - design, types, construction principles
8. Withdrawal structures, special objects
9. Regulation of river channel under the reservoir, bottom arrangement and finishing of reservoir surrounding
10. Errors in dams and objects design, defects and failures
11. Fundaments for design, valid regulations, surveys
12. Operation and service regulations of small water reservoirs
13. Reconstruction of small water reservoirs, mud removal, faults of the pond dams, course of construction.

Aims

Overview of ponds and small water reservoirs subject, knowledge of directives, the ability of designing ponds, knowledge of construction principles in the process of designing.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 4. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 4. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 4. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction to the topic, history and purpose of ponds and small reservoirs, ecological and economical benefits
2. Location of the reservior, design fundamentals, rules and specifications,
3. Water management solution of small water reservoirs
4. Layout and technical solution of small water reservoirs
5. Dams - types, construction principles
6. Outflow facilities - design, types, construction principles
7. Safety spillways - design, types, construction principles
8. Withdrawal structures, special objects
9. Regulation of river channel under the reservoir, bottom arrangement and finishing of reservoir surrounding
10. Errors in dams and objects design, defects and failures
11. Fundaments for design, valid regulations, surveys
12. Operation and service regulations of small water reservoirs
13. Reconstruction of small water reservoirs, mud removal, faults of the pond dams, course of construction.

Exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. First Introduction to seminars - axis of the dam, reservoir characteristics
2. Longitudinal profile of the dam, the choice of dam height (4-6 m)
3. Longitudinal profile of the flood area
4. Water management solution of the reservoir - water balance data for the profile (qa, Qa evaporation..)
5. Typical cross section of the dam
6. Cross sections of the dam
7. Calculation of outflow facilities
8. Calculation of safety spillway
9. Longitudinal profile of the safety spillway
10. Layout of the dam with objects
11. Estimation the amount of sediment
12. Technical report
13. Check, credit