Infraplan Hydraulic Laboratory

Well established hydraulic laboratory at Pune for physical & Mathematical modelling of hydraulic structures.

Spread over 5 Acres, equipped with required infrastructure

  • A water recirculation system with pumps having discharge of 350 lps at 10 m head
  • Inlet and Outlet arrangement for models
  • Self circulating arrangement for water at various discharges

The hydraulic laboratory is installed with modern instrumentation;

  • Current meters for velocity measurements
  • Digital gauges, vernier gauges for water level measurements
  • Manometers for pressure measurements
  • Rehbock, V-notch plates for discharge measurements

Services offered by us include;

Hydraulic Model Studies for Hydro-Electric Power Projects

  • Physical Modeling
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics (CFD) Analysis

Hydraulic Engineering and Design for various Hydraulic Structures;

  • Spillways
  • Diversion structures
  • Water conductor systems
  • Head / Tail Race channels and tunnels
  • Spillways
  • Energy dissipaters
  • Other appurtenant structure

Visit Projects Showcase for having glimpse on some model studies undertaken by Infraplan

Our Location

Hydraulic Laboratory is located at Village Chandkhed in Maval Taluka of Pune District, which is situated at 10 km from Hinjewadi IT Park, Pune. It is around 40 km from Pune Station and 50 km from Pune (Lohegaon) Airport and 10 km away (from Somatane Phata) on Mumbai Pune expressway.

Details Of Project Model Studies Conducted
Dagachhu Hydro power Project, Bhutan 126 MW Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. SNC- Lavalin Engineering India Pvt Ltd. Construction, running & analyzing the flow conditions in the open Chanel transition into tunnel (Head race channel to Head race tunnel) in a 3D physical model. Scale – 1:20 G.S.
Phata Byung Hydro Electric Project, Phata, Uttarakhand 76 MW Lanco – Mandakini Hydro Energy Pvt Ltd. Hydraulic Modelling Studies on 3D Comprehensive Model for spillway and power intake Scale – 1:35 G.S
Super Trishuli Hydro Electric Project, Nepal. 100 MW Blue Energy Pvt Ltd. Physical model studies 1. Sectional Model (2D) for spillway, energy dissipator and intake.Scale – 1:50 G.S.
2. Comprehensive 3D model or spillway, energy dissipator and intake. Scale – 1:65 G.S. Mathematical model studies
3. Mathematical model studies for obtaining sediment profiles in the reservoir



  • Determination of discharge capacity, Orientation, spillway capacity, crests level and profile of spillway.
  • Observation of water profile over spillway.
  • Pressure profile on spillway.
  • Approach flow conditions upstream of spillway.
  • Determination of efficiency and Scouring on downstream of energy dissipator.
  • Protection work near spillway.

Power Intake

  • Determination of layout, location and dimensions of intake and alignment of tailrace channel Water hammerkng effect in water conductor system.
  • Flow condition and Velocity distribution along tailrace channel.
  • Flushing of sediments in the tail race channel.
  • Approach flow conditions upstream of spillway.
  • Determination of head loss in headrace channel, at intake and tail race channel.
  • Energy dissipation at the downstream end.
  • Draft tube submergence and Submergence from considerations of vortex formation.
  • Flow condition in the vicinity of intake.

Reservoir Sedimentation

  • Estimation of sediment profile
  • Study of sediment deposition patter n in the vicinity of intake .
  • Study of sediment deposition patter n in the vicinity of intake .
  • Gate regulation for flushing.


  • Layout of gates.
  • Flow condition in the vicinity of spillway.
  • Optimization of hydro-dynamic uplift and down-pull forces.
  • Flow conditions in the vicinity of gates and trunnion .

De Silting Basin

  • Optimum design of de-silting chamber(size , shape, inlet and outlet).
  • Sediment settling capacity.
  • Sediment carrying capacity.
  • Efficiency of flushing tunnel.

Reservoir Sedimentation

  • Assessment of extend of sediment deposition in reservoir
  • Estimation of sediment profile.
  • Optimisation of flushing discharge and duration.
  • Gate regulation operation.

Flood Modelling

  • Estimation of High flood levels at critical locations.
  • Prediction of flood levels along river.
  • Estimation of hydraulic parameters and deriving protection work.
  • Assessing change in flow condition in river due to hydraulic structures.

Safe Grade Elevation

  • Estimation of HFL at point of interest.
  • Determination of safe grade elevation( for thermal power plant, industrial setup etc).


Emergency Action Plan

  • Identification , detection and management of hazards.
  • Preparation of inundation map
  • Identification of structures to be destroyed
  • Determination of the arrival and peak of flood wave.

Water Evaluation and Planning

  • Simulation of water demand, supply, runoff, evapo-transpiration, groundwater, surface storage and reservoir operation
  • Water resource planning and management.
  • Water resource planning.

Pipe Distribution Network

  • Design of pipe network.
  • Simulation of varius scenarios .

Dam Break Analysis

  • Design of waterway improvements.
  • Floodplain inundation mapping.
  • Optimization of hydro-dynamic uplift and down-pull forces.
  • Real-time flood forecasting Optimization of reservoir gate and flow structure operations.


  • Canal Network design and planning.
  • Hydraulic studies of canal and various regulation works.
  • Canal structures.
  • Upstream and downstream control works.

Surge Analysis

  • Analysis of pressure change in pipe work
  • Determination of dimensions of surge tank for water conductor systems.
  • Assess minimum and maximum pressure on rising main.

Barrage and Weir

  • Determination of layout and orientation.
  • Afflux and Crest level of spillway.
  • Determination of discharge capacity and co-efficient of discharge.
  • Schedule of gate operation.


  • Determination of location and orientation.
  • Determination of safe deck level.
  • Afflux
  • Scour and foundation level.
  • Determination of waterway.

River Training

  • Bank protection works.
  • River training work ( Spurs, Gryones).
  • Flood Embankment, guide bunds.

Intake Structure

  • Identification of suitable location.
  • Minimum flows, minimum water levels.
  • Intake sill level and drawal level.
  • Scour and foundation level.
  • Bank protection works on upstream and downstream.