Design Studies for Chute-Des-Passes Surge-Tank System

by J.W. Forster,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 1, Pg. 121-152

Document Type: Journal Paper


Downstream surge chamber for hydroelectric plant is provided in form of large draft-tube manifold running parallel to powerhouse; design of upstream tank required provision for plant to operate as isolated power source subject to large, instantaneous load increases; description of design studies, aided by electronic analog computer, that led to adoption of restricted orifice type upstream surge tank with unusually large diam of 130 ft.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Rivers and streams | Stream channels | Water storage | Hydro power | Load and resistance factor design | Analogs | Computer aided design

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