Course code HidZ3034

Credit points 2

Hidrotechnical Structures

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation23.03.2021

Responsible UnitDepartment of Architecture and Building

Course developer

author lect.

Einārs Pundurs


Prior knowledge

BūvZ3113, Geotechnics

HidZ2005, Hydraulics

Course abstract

Department of water management. Basics of water legislation. Hydrotechnical structures - structures under water pressure and mechanical force, water resource management facilities and structures which protect from the force and harm of water. Hydrological, filtration, gully, hydraulic calculations of constructions, wind, rain and erosion effects. Water basins, their parameters. Aquaculture ponds. Geosynthetics. Applied materials, justification for the choice. Construction work sequence, applied technologies. Hydroenergetics, power, equipment. Calculation for the amount of work. Cost estimate.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge about hydrotechnical structures, their classification, main calculation principle.
• The ability to choose the correct hydrotechnical structure type, solve water treatment issues, make necessary construction calculations and choose the right type of construction.
• Knowledge in construction and operation of structures. Hydrotechnical structure construction selection, work volume and estimate calculation. The ability to compile hydrotechnical structure construction projects.

Course Content(Calendar)

Full time intramural studies:
1 Water resources, hydro technical structures, water bodies and water runoff in Latvia
2 Hydro technical structures, classification.
3 Filtration processes in hydraulic structures, inverted filter, geosynthetics.
4 Reservoirs, their characteristics.
5 Basics of reservoir calculation.
6 Dams, their classification.
7 Water drainage.
8 Hydraulic and static calculations of local structures.
9 Canal structures.
10 Shutters, their classification.
11 Water bed adjustment constructions.
12 Fisheries, aquaculture buildings.
13 Hydropower options, equipment.
14 Water legislation.
15 Quantities of construction works, estimates.
16 Operation of hydraulic structures. Industry news.
Part time extramural studies:
All topics specified for full time studies are accomplished, but the number of contact hours is one half of the number specified in the calendar

Requirements for awarding credit points

In your course work (KD) you must develop calculations and design of hydro technical structure, submit it and successfully defend for a mark.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

You must find the location of the reservoir in one of the geospatial information sites. It is necessary to choose the location of the hydraulic structure, to find all the characteristics necessary for calculations, calculate the required values, design a general plan and sections.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Course work (KD) is evaluated according to course content points. Accuracy of results, structural design and overall project design.

Compulsory reading

1. Rozentāls G., Žodziņš J. Meliorācijas sistēmu hidrotehniskās būves. Rīga: Zvaigzne 1987. 236 lpp.
2. Beikerts G., Zīverts A. Lauksaimniecības ūdenskrātuves. Rīga: Liesma, 1974. 144 lpp.
3. Kļaviņš U., Žodziņš J. Ūdenskrātuves un dīķi. Mācību līdzeklis.
Jelgava: LLU. 2007. 64 lpp.
4. Zīverts A. Hidroloģija. Ievads un hidroloģiskie aprēķini. Jelgava: LLU, 2004. 104 lpp.
5.Hydraulics for Civil Engineers. Peter Wynn. Anglia Ruskin University, London. 196 lpp.

Further reading

1.Sarma B. Hidrometrija, hidroloģija un noteces regulēšana. Rīga: Zvaigzne 1990. 189 lpp.
2. RRA Latvijas meliorācija. Metodiskie norādījumi VI daļa. Ūdenskrātuves un dīķi. Rīga: Meliorprojekts, 1992. 106 lpp.
3. Saldūdens zivju audzēšana. Dīķu ierīkošana.
SIA "BZI". Rīga: Madris, 1997. 141 lpp.
4. Rokasgrāmata recirkulācijas akvakultūrā. 2259_rokasgramatarecirkulacijaakvakultura.pdf

Periodicals and other sources

1. Meliorācijas jomu reglamentējošie normatīvie akti [tiešsaiste]. Pieejams:
2. Noteikumi par Latvijas būvnormatīvu
LBN 224-15 "Meliorācijas sistēmas un hidrotehniskās būves": MK noteikumi Nr. 329 [tiešsaiste]. Pieņemts: 30.06.2015. Stājas spēkā: 01.07.2015. [Skatīts 28.09.2020.]. Pieejams:


Optional course for the Second level professional higher educational programme “Civil Engineering”; for the First level professional higher educational programme “Civil Engineering”. Compulsory course Professional Bachelor Study Programme "Environment and Water Management" (full time and part time studies)