Prediction of Turbine Needed For Future Hydropower Projects in Nepal

Authors

  • Subash Panta Final Year Undergraduate Student
  • Manish Lamsal Final Year Undergraduate Student
  • Bhola Thapa Professor
  • Biraj Singh Thapa Faculty In-charge

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/hn.v14i0.11250

Keywords:

Hydropower, Turbine selection, Francis turbine, Turbine manufacturing, Nepal

Abstract

As Nepal holds significant potential for a prosperous future market in hydropower and associated business developments, the Turbine Testing Lab (TTL) at Kathmandu University, Nepal has carried out a project that focuses on scientific studies to identify optimal turbine requirements for various hydropower projects. We collected and analyzed basic design data available from different sources to identify the turbine design specifications for the upcoming hydropower projects. As a result, we developed a computer program as a tool to support this work. Findings from the current studies have shown that up to 60% of the 13000 MW capacity hydropower projects under survey stage in Nepal would need Francis type of turbine with unit size below 5 MW. This finding is also supportive to establish a basis for developing turbine manufacturing and maintenance competence in Nepal from business perspectives.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/hn.v14i0.11250

HYDRO Nepal Journal
Journal of Water, Energy and Environment
Volume: 14, 2014 January
Page: 23-26

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Author Biographies

Subash Panta, Final Year Undergraduate Student

Mechanical Engineering, Department at Kathmandu University (K.U)

Manish Lamsal, Final Year Undergraduate Student

Mechanical Engineering, Department at Kathmandu University (K.U)

Bhola Thapa, Professor

Mechanical Engineering Department and also Registrar at KU

Biraj Singh Thapa, Faculty In-charge

TurbineTesting Lab in Mechanical Engineering Department at Kathmandu University

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Published

2014-10-15

How to Cite

Panta, S., Lamsal, M., Thapa, B., & Thapa, B. S. (2014). Prediction of Turbine Needed For Future Hydropower Projects in Nepal. Hydro Nepal: Journal of Water, Energy and Environment, 14, 23–26. https://doi.org/10.3126/hn.v14i0.11250

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