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Department of Hydraulics


The Department was established in 1958, mainly engaging in water projects hydraulics, thermal/nuclear engineering hydraulics, hydraulic control, ice hydraulics, estuarine/coastal hydro dynamics, environmental hydraulics, ecology and urban river hydraulics, etc.

The Department consists of 7 sections. It has 62 employees, including 7 professor-level senior engineers, and 16 senior engineers. Among them, 16 have a doctoral degree and 26 have a Master's degree.

Section of High Speed Flow and Flow-Induced Vibration

·   Cavitation characteristics test of outlet works and optimization of structure configuration

·   Aeration for erosion reduction technology of outlet structures and optimization of configuration of aeration facilities

·   Flow-reduced vibration model test and numerical simulation of outlet works

·   Sluice gate hoisting force and sluice gate hydraulic characteristic test

·   Hydraulic characteristics of stratified water drafting at the water intake of hydropower station

·   Sluice gate vibration and hydraulic prototype observation of large and medium scale water resources and hydropower projects

Dam body discharge test of the Baihetan Hydropower Station

Section of Project Hydraulics

·   Energy dissipation and prediction of automization for high arch dams

·   Bottom flow energy dissipation technology for high water head and large discharge as well as new type energy dissipaters

·   Flow aeration and erosion reduction of high velocity flow

·   Optimization of body configuration of bucket lip at the outlet of large scale spillway and flood release tunnel

·   Numerical simulation of river sedimentation and water pollution

·   Numerical simulation of dam breaking and flood evolution

·   Hydraulic problems related to surge shaft, stratified water drafting of power stations and fish pass

·   Hydraulic problems of water intake and outlet of pumped storage power station and high pressure bifurcated pipe

Flow-induced vibration test for the emergency gate of the Xiluodu Hydroproject

Ecological fish pass model test of the Beijing Shangzhuang water gate

Section of Hydraulic Control

·   Model test of hydraulic control in water transfer projects, 3 D numerical simulation and numerical projects for whole system operation

·   Calculation and model test of transient variation process of hydraulic power at hydropower station, nuclear power station and pumping station

·   Model test of vortex flow energy dissipater of hydro resources and hydropower projects

·   Leakage detecting of long distance oil transfer and water transfer system

·   Optimized operation of cascade pumping stations

·   Numerical simulation of the ice slush process of river in winter and the prevention of ice slush hazard

Hydraulic model test of high water head and large discharge spillway tunnel

Laser of speed for curved pipe measuring

Sedimentation control and pollution control test for water intakes of thermal/nuclear power stations

Section of Cooling Water

·   Optimization of recycling cooling water system for thermal/nuclear power stations and other industries

·   Water intake and outlet project layout of thermal/nuclear power stations, water environment monitoring and management information system

·   Hydraulic problems and "three-controls research (sediment control, debris control, and pollution control)" of water intake and outlet strutures in thermal/nuclear power stations, and other industrial, agricultural as well as urban water supply projects

·   System optimization of all kinds of water transfer and supply pipes

·   Simulated forecasting, assessment and prevention measures research for the influence of waste heat and waste water discharge on the water environment and water quality of the water reception area

·   Comprehensive utilization of waste heat and waste water as well as environment restoration

·   Prevention of sea water intrusion for water intake projects in estuarine areas

Section of Cooling Tower

·   Fundamental theory and calculation method research of heat medium exchange in cooling tower

·   Research of hydraulic problem of distribution system in large scale cooling tower and the performance optimization

·   Tower type, water distribution, air resistance and the related aerodynamics for all kinds of cooling tower

·   Influencing factors on performance and environmental issues research for cooling tower

·   Research and development of tower core material and tower type as well as the performance test of filling, water collector and sprayer

·   Hydraulics of recycling pump intake

·   Hydraulic transient flow of the recycling water system and supplementary water system in power plants

·   New and environment-friendly cooling tower techniques

·   On-site examination and performance test of civil and industrial cooling towers

Section of cooling tower


Section of Observation and Instrument Development

·   Research and development of hydraulic instruments for model testing and prototype observation

·   Hydraulic prototype observation of large and medium scale water resources and hydropower projects

Section of Urban River

·   Urban water problems and the comprehensive management countermeasures

·   Theory and method for the planning of urban water system and water front landscape

·   Protection and restoration plan of rivers and lakes

·   Habitat simulation and environmental impact assessment of water resources and hydropower projects

·   Ecological hydraulics

Prototype observation of the permanent ship lock at the Three Gorges Project

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