Microcomputer-Based Index Testing of Hydroturbines

by Charles W. Almquist, TVA, Engineering Lab, Norris, TN, USA,
James F. Kirkpatrick, TVA, Engineering Lab, Norris, TN, USA,
Patrick A. March, TVA, Engineering Lab, Norris, TN, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age

Abstract: A computer-assisted system for performing index test on hydroturbines is described. This system allows for more rapid and accurate index testing of hydroturbines than has previously been available. The system software and hardware are described, sample results are presented, and future developments are outlined.

Subject Headings: Computer aided operations | Hydraulics | Turbines | Tailwater | Gates (hydraulic)

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