Design and Performance of a Siphon Penstockby W. R. Ivarson, Harza Engineering Co, Chicago, IL, USA,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: Hydraulic Engineering
Siphons can be a cost effective alternative to more traditional means of conveying water to hydroelectric turbines. The City of Ann Arbor, Michigan selected a siphon as the most cost effective means of redeveloping the fourteen feet of head for hydroelectric power at their Superior Dam on the Huron River. Other alternatives considered included a cut and cover penstock through the earth dam fill and an integral intake powerhouse again through the earth dam fill.
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