Water intake structures for hydropower

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dc.contributor.author Bratko, Dritan
dc.contributor.author Doko, Alban
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-09T08:41:40Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-09T08:41:40Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05-23
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.epoka.edu.al/handle/1/1252
dc.description.abstract In the age of industrial development, lakes, rivers and canals have been exploited to an ever increasing extent, and dams and weirs for the diversion of river water have been constructed on flowing waterways for various purposes. Likewise, river intakes have been developed even further for agriculture and the generation of hydroelectric power. Now, when in the industrialized countries, particularly in Europe, this development has practically come to an end. In Albania a very big number of sites for large-scale and small-scale river water intakes are developing in the field of energy production. The exploitation of rivers and streams requires thorough planning, irrespective of whether largescale or small-scale projects are concerned. The ecological aspects, the compatibility of a project with the environment and the minimization of subsequent damage caused by any measure taken are important planning criteria. For large-scale and small-scale projects, experienced planning engineers and experts are normally appointed. In addition to the individual types of intake structures, the necessary hydraulic and static calculation methods are given and explained. The prerequisites to be met by the intake structure are different for each river and stream, and therefore only the basics can be described here. The operativeness of an installation depends largely upon the planning and, thus, upon the experience of the planning engineer. In just such a sensitive field as the intervention in a river or stream with a view to tapping water for general purposes, a great number of criteria are to be considered, and it is these which rare given in this planning guide. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher 2nd International Balkans Conferance on Challenges of Civil Engineering en_US
dc.title Water intake structures for hydropower en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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