Evaluation of Turbine Intake Velocity Criteria

by Thang D. Nguyen, Alden Research Lab, Holden, United States,
James B. Nystrom, Alden Research Lab, Holden, United States,
Johannes Larsen, Alden Research Lab, Holden, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

Abstract: The paper addresses the effect of intake flow distribution on turbine performance at low-head projects. Field and model test data are used to raise the question of whether typical turbine manufacturers velocity criteria are unduly restrictive.

Subject Headings: Turbines | Hydro power | Water intakes | Flow distribution | Head (fluid mechanics) | Field tests | Data processing | Model tests

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