Study of a vertical slot fish ladder: Evaluation of flow dynamics through a standardized bypass and the effect of predesigned roughness elements
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
After finishing our bachelor studies in industrial engineering, both took the path of renewable energies as specialization. Therefore, the opportunity of working in a project which sought the resolution of an ecological problem involving hydropower dams has been really valuable for us, not only for the technical knowledge acquired but also for the experience as a whole. The project was supervised partially by Vattenfall, an international energy company that works towards a fossil-free future. Although the project was originally proposed by Fiskvägsteknik AB, Vattenfall served as intermediary between this company and us. In particular, we would like to thank Bengt Hemström and Mats Billstein for the great opportunity and for all the help provided in the process. They have been important pillars in the progress of the report. The other part responsible for the supervision was the University of Gävle. Taghi Karimipanah and Abolfazl Hayati have worked hard to provide us with enough resources for the competition of the tasks, including interesting papers and computer processors for the simulations, as well as helping us with all the administrative procedure needed for a master thesis. For all the effort made, we wanted to thank them thoroughly. The support of our family and friends has also been important for the development of this project. Finally, we would like to thank each other for the hard work put throughout these past months and the comradeship shown in the development of the thesis. From this experience we learnt to work and solve the problems found in the way as a team, helping one another should the situation require it.
DegreeMÀSTER UNIVERSITARI EN ENGINYERIA INDUSTRIAL (Pla 2014)