American Society of Civil Engineers


Transient Analysis of Variable Geometry Turbines


by Stephen R. Bonema, (Stoner Associates Inc, Carlisle, PA, USA) and Joseph R. Kroon, (Stoner Associates Inc, Carlisle, PA, USA)

pp. 2107-2117

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Waterpower ’85
Abstract: An interactive general purpose hydraulic transient computer simulation procedure is presented which is capable of performing transient analysis of variable geometry turbine installations. The program is suitable for modeling load rejection and loading, wicket gate movement, and other events resulting from the operation of related hydraulic equipment such as valving and surge tanks. Several common hydropower transient events are examined with the analysis procedure. Data input requirements and characteristic data reduction are presented along with graphical output and numerical results from the simulations.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Computer aided simulation
Geometry
Hydraulic transients
Hydro power
Turbines

Author Keywords:
HYDRAULIC TURBINES
COMPUTER SIMULATION - HYDRAULICS - Transients
LOAD REJECTION - LOADING - TRANSIENT ANALYSIS - VARIABLE GEOMETRY TURBINES - WICKET GATE MOVEMENT