The Value of Model Testing in Computer Aided Pump and Turbine Design

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by Richard K. Fisher, Jr., Voith Hydro Inc, York, PA, USA,
Rudolf Schilling, Voith Hydro Inc, York, PA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Power '87

Abstract: This paper discusses the importance of model testing for development and sharpening of interpretive techniques through which computational codes can be effectively used for the design of turbines and pump/turbines. Experience with computer aided flow analysis tools is presented through model test versus analytical correlations which have been developed.

Subject Headings: Model tests | Computer models | Pumping tests | Hydraulic models | Computer aided design | Computer analysis | Turbines | Computer aided operations |

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