Course detail

Design and Operation of Fluid Machines

FSI-MPZAcad. year: 2020/2021

Hydraulic power plants design - the basics of the water power is presented as to range, scope, technologies, structure, operation, control, measurements and economy of the plants.
Municipal Wateworks and Sewage Works design - the basics of the waterworks and the municipal waste water treatment plants is presented as to range, scope, technologies, structure, operation, control, measurements and economy.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of theory, simulation methods, of the basic approach to design, technology and operation of the hydraulic power plants, waterworks and municipal waste water plants


Knowledge, during the previous courses of Hydromechanics and Pipe engineering obtained, is the pre-requisite


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Štoll,Č.,Kratochvíl,S.,Holata,M., Využití vodní energie. Praha, SNTL 1977
Čábelka,J., Využitie vodnej energie I. Bratislava, SVTL 1958
Čábelka,J., Využitie vodnej energie II. Bratislava, SVTL 1959
Nechleba,M.,Vodní turbíny, jejich konstrukce a příslušenství.2. vydání. Praha, SNTL 1962
Paciga,A. Projektovanie zariadení čerpacej techniky. Bratislava, SVTL 1978
Kolář, V.,Vinopal, S.,Hydraulika průmyslových armatur. Praha, SNTL 1963
Bláha,J.,Brada,K., Příručka čerpací techniky. Praha,ČVUT 1997,ISBN 80-01-01626-9
Malý,j.,Malá,J.,Chemie a technologie vody.Brno, NOEL2000 1996, ISBN80-8620-13-4
Dohányos,M.a kol., Anaerobní čistírenské technologie. Brno, NOEL2000 1998, ISBN 80-86020-19-3
Medek, J. Hydraulické pochody.Brno, PC-DIR 1990. ISBN80-214-0563-5

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Seminars and written tasks on the excercises. Course-unit credit requirements, way and rules of examinations and the final classification of the course. Credit and Examination (oral exam)

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


Introduces the basics of the design of hydraulic power plants, waterworks and city waste water treatment plants is the goal

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

Seminars and written tasks on the excercises

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-FLI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



52 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Hydraulic power plants design (Mr. Haluza) :
1.Categories and layout of the HEPP(Hydro Electric Water Plant).
2.Flow in penstocks,consumption curves.A curves of flow and head persisting. The design of
turbines with characteristic exploitation.The penstock design.
3.Design of surge chambers. The safety protection of penstocks.
4.The safety equipment of HEPP (screens,baffles,gate openings).Operational and safety valves.
5.Broth design, dimensioning.Water jump coomputation.
6.The main dimensions of machine room of HEPP.

Municipal Wateworks and Sewage Works design (Mr.Štigler) :
7.Preliminary, literature, range and scope of the subject. History and future. Enviromental control. Aerobic and anaerobic process.
8.Water pollution and its markers. Water as a raw and pruduct. Structure of the typical waterwork an sewage work
9.The hydraulic principle of the processes. Waterhammer and the anti-surge protenction.
10.Physical, chemical and biochemical technologies. Input of the raw and vaste water, output of the processed water.
11.Dewatering of the sludge. Sewage gas.
13.Control and measurement. Design, construction, operation. Samples of the works.

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


The previous lecture-related workshops. 1xlaboratory, 1xan external excursion