Post-Graduate Course

Inter-university intensive and specialized course on Hydraulic Machines Engineering

2021 Short Course on Hydraulic Machines Engineering

This is the program (subjected to change) of the 2021 session of Intensive course on Hydraulic Machines Engineering. Attention : The spoken language of this session is English.

2020 Short Course on Hydraulic Machines Engineering

This is the program of the 2020 session of Intensive course on Hydraulic Machines Engineering. Attention : The spoken language of this session is English.

Organized by EPFL-PTMH (Lausanne)

Short Course on Hydraulic Machine Engineering 

September 5 to 9, 2022

 

Objectives

Offer a high standard and intensive courses presented by turbo-machinery industrial engineers and researchers through comprehensive seminars and technical visits to selected plants.

 

Program

Hydraulic turbomachines:

  • Fundamentals;
  • Hydrodynamics – Similitude – Cavitation.

Hydraulic turbomachinery engineering:

  • Francis turbine runner;
  • Pelton turbines;
  • Centrifugal pumps.

Hydraulic turbomachines flow numerical simulations:

  • Current and future tools;
  • Industrial practice.

Model and Field Testing

  • Reduced scale physical model instrumentation;
  • Acceptance tests and specific tests;
  • Hydroelectric power plant visit.

Operation Challenges

  • Electricity market;
  • Power system stability;
  • Pumped storage power plants.

Participants

Should attend this program :
  • industrial engineers and researchers interested in specializing or improving turbo-machinery
  • technical universities academic staff
  • graduate students in engineering

Speakers

  • This intensive course is led by : Professor F. AVELLAN, Ph. D. in Engineering Chair of Hydraulic Machines Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) and associated engineers and/or researchers from : ANDRITZ HYDRO, EDF, GE HYDRO, INESC TEC PORTO, POWER VISION ENGINEERING, SULZER PUMPS, VOITH HYDRO, EPFL-PTMH …

Application Conditions

Short course:
  • Duration: 40 hours, 16 lecture modules, 1 site visit, 5 days;
  • Prerequisite: Degree in engineering or professional engineering experience in industry;
  • Language: English
  • Certificate of attendance: at the end of the Short Course.

The course session will be held week 36 if a minimum of 12 attendees are registered.

Registration (registration form
Fees (VAT 7.7% not included)
  • CHF 3’500.00* (per person, including technical documentation, technical visit, lunch and coffee break).
  • CHF 3’000.00* for the second attendee of the same company or institute;
  • *Cancellation fees: 10% of the amount will be charged.
  • Payment in advance by bank or postal transfer in Swiss Franc (CHF) to
    Swiss Post, Postfinance SA, Mingerstrasse 20, 3030 Bern-Switzerland
    Swift/Bic POFICHBEXXX, Account no: 17-714571-6, IBAN for Swiss Francs: CH2709000000177145716
    Reference: CC 0332 – Funds 111564 + invoice no. to be mentioned
  • to be transferred before August 10.