Derivation of Global Parametric Performance of Mixed Flow Hydraulic Turbine Using CFD

Authors

  • Ruchi Khare Asst. Professor in Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal
  • Vishnu Prasad Prasad Associate Professor, Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India (MANIT
  • Sushil Kumar Professor in MANIT, Bhopal. co-coordinator at MANIT, Bhopal for State Technical Agency to Prime Minister’s Village Road Project

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https://doi.org/10.3126/hn.v7i0.4239

Keywords:

Hydraulic turbine, Performance, Computational fluid dynamics, Efficiency, Losses

Abstract

The testing of physical turbine models is costly, time consuming and subject to limitations of laboratory setup to meet International Electro technical Commission (IEC) standards. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has emerged as a powerful tool for funding numerical solutions of wide range of flow equations whose analytical solutions are not feasible. CFD also minimizes the requirement of model testing. The present work deals with simulation of 3D flow in mixed flow (Francis) turbine passage; i.e., stay vane, guide vane, runner and draft tube using ANSYS CFX 10 software for study of flow pattern within turbine space and computation of various losses and efficiency at different operating regimes. The computed values and variation of performance parameters are found to bear close comparison with experimental results.

Key words: Hydraulic turbine; Performance; Computational fluid dynamics; Efficiency; Losses

DOI: 10.3126/hn.v7i0.4239

Hydro Nepal

Journal of Water, Energy and Environment

Vol. 7, July, 2010

Page: 60-64

Uploaded date: 31 January, 2011

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Ruchi Khare, Asst. Professor in Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal


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Khare, R., Prasad, V. P., & Kumar, S. (2011). Derivation of Global Parametric Performance of Mixed Flow Hydraulic Turbine Using CFD. Hydro Nepal: Journal of Water, Energy and Environment, 7, 60–64. https://doi.org/10.3126/hn.v7i0.4239

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