Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai
Semester: 6th Branch: Civil Engineering
Subject: Water Power Engineering Code: 320640 (20)
Water Power, its development and use, relation of water power and hydrology.
Water Power Estimate
Collection and analysis of stream flow data, mass curve, flow duration curves, construction and utility of these
curves, effect of storage and pondage, estimates of available water power.
Intake, gates, valves, cannels, surges and its effects, penstocks, classification, design, criteria, economical
diameter, water hammer, surg tank.
Classification of turbines, Francis, Kaplan and Pelton Turbines, Component parts and their function, Draft
tubes and their theory, Similarity laws and specific speed unit, Quantities, performance curves, Governing of
turbines, selection of turbines, cavitation in turbines.
Power House and Equipment
Location of power house, general arrangement of Hydroelectric unit, Number and size of units, Power house
substructure, Pumped storage plant.
Name of Text Books:
Water Power Engineering – M.M. Dandekar, K.N. Sharma (Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.)
Water Power Engineering – Deshmukh (Dhanpat Rai & Sons)
Name of Reference Books:
Irrigation and Water Power Engineering – B.C. Punmia (Laxmi Publication)
Hydro Electric Engineering – Creager and Justin (Willay Institutional)
Hydro Electric Engineering Practice – Brown, J.G. (Blackie and Sons Ltd., London)