Civil Engineering Guidelines for Planning and Designing Hydroelectric Developments

Hydropower Committee, Energy Division, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-725-3 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-725-X (ISBN-10), 1989, Soft Cover, Pg. 2000
28 cm, 5 vols; loose-leaf format, binders not included; Individual ISBNs: 0-87262-726-8 vol. 1; 0-87262-727-6 vol. 2 ; 0-87262-728-4 vol. 3;0-87262-729-2 vol. 4; and 0-87262-730-6 vol. 5
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Document Type: Book


Civil Engineering Guidelines for Planning and Designing Hydroelectric Developments was prepared under the auspices of the Hydropower Committee of the ASCE Energy Division. The Guidelines is divided into five volumes. The first volume concerns planning and designing of dams and related topics, and environmental issues. Volume 2 discusses the design of waterways including such elements as intakes, tunnels and shafts, penstocks, surge tanks, and gates. Volume 3 covers the design of powerhouses and related topics. While the first three volumes deal with conventional hydroelectric projects, the fourth volume is concerned with the planning, designing, and construction of small-scale hydroelectric projects. The last volume provides information on the planning, designing, operation and maintenance of elements concerned with pumped storage. This volume ends with a discussion on different aspects of tidal power including design and construction considerations. Thus, the Guidelines provides comprehensive coverage and the necessary information on the type and depth of studies needed for developing and designing hydroelectric projects.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Sustainable development | Gates (hydraulic) | Construction management | Environmental issues | Hydraulic design | Water intakes | Shafts


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