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TUG - Graz University of Technology - Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management

Company description
Founded in 1865, the Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management of the Graz University of Technology looks back on a long tradition.

Fields of Activity
  • Teaching
    In the basic lectures the technical hydraulics and the constructive hydraulic engineering are taught in combination with water resources management. In the master studies “geotechnics and hydraulic engineering” a more profound education is conveyed in the field of the ecological hydraulic engineering, the instationary hydraulics, the numerical calculation methods, the constructive design of hydraulic structures, the water resources management, the structural monitoring, and the hydraulic modelling.
  • Research
    On the Institute research is conducted in the fields of exploitation of hydro power, acquisition of hydraulic flow data under free surface- and pressure flow, river- and sediment hydraulics, and ecological hydraulic engineering. The research projects are published in the Institute’s series of scientific articles about water resources management - Graz University of Technology.
  • Laboratory
    The hydraulic research on the Graz University of Technology can look back on a long lasting tradition. Today with both laboratories approx. 3500m2 of test ground are at disposal. In the laboratory the approximate total of 250 model tests for river engineering, bed load transport, spillway measurements, determination of hydraulic losses and hydraulic functions in plant components have been conducted, since 1964.

Tasks in the SEE HYDROPOWER Project
In the SEE HYDROPOWER project the TUG deals with:
  • Dynamic operation of hydro power plants for flood prevention and optimal reservoir desiltation (sediment management)
  • Review of the National Legislation Procedure in respect to WFD for small hydro power implementation
  • Definition of numerical procedures for river system optimization
  • Pilot case study in the Mur basin (production, desiltation, flood prevention), using measurement methods for analysis
  • Further the TUG is the Leader of the WP3 and responsible for reporting on partner outcomes concerning methodologies for an optimal management of hydropower reservoir operation and flood risk prevention.

Contact Person
Project ManagerGerald Zenz
StreetStremayrgasse 10/II
Post Code8010
Phone0043 316 873 8360
Fax0043 316 873 8357