Development of a New Hydraulic Design Tool for Spiral Casing/Distributor Geometry

by T. C. Vu, GE Canada, Lachine, Canada,
K. Héon, GE Canada, Lachine, Canada,
E. Desbiens, GE Canada, Lachine, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '91: A New View of Hydro Resources


A novel computational model has been developed to predict highly complex turbulent flow in a combined spiral casing/distributor geometry. Validation of the computational model against experimental data and its application as a hydraulic design tool are presented.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic design | Hydro power | Computer models | Turbulent flow | Hydraulic models | Computing in civil engineering | Geometrics | Turbines

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