Optimum Penstock Diameter in Hydroelectric Plants

by E.J. Low,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 2, Pg. 9-16

Document Type: Journal Paper


Solution for best size of penstock should include consideration of special conditions affecting cost and structural safety; general equations derived for variable and nonvariable shell thickness for various purposes, may apply to penstock problems for preliminary design and cost estimate purposes; time saving achieved.

Subject Headings: Conduits | Hydro power | Structural safety | Shell structures | Thickness

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