Optimisation of Bulb and Kaplan Turbine Runners

by Boris Velens˘ek, Turboinst, Ljubljana, Yugosl, Turboinst, Ljubljana, Yugosl,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Power '87


The paper presents a brief survey of the theoretical method used so far at Turboinstitut Ljubljana for axial runner design and analysis. Theoretically optimised runner is later experimentally verified. Performance prediction of the same runner when used for a particular hydro power plant application is explained.

Subject Headings: Turbines | Power plants | Hydro power | Surveying methods | Verification | Professional societies | Slovenia | Europe

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