Layout of a Powerhouse Adjacent to Lock and Dam Structures

by Subhash C. Jain, Univ of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA,
Rex A. Elder, Univ of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Power '87


An approach flow to a powerhouse intake adjoining existing lock and dam structures may cause a significant reduction in the efficiency of the powerhouse and give rise to an economically infeasible power project, unless the powerhouse inlet structures are properly designed. This paper presents the results of a hydraulic model study which led to a cost effective and hydraulically suitable layout for a proposed powerhouse which will contain two horizontal bulb units.

Subject Headings: Locks (dam) | Power plants | Hydraulic design | Hydraulic models | Hydro power | Structural analysis | Water intakes | Existing buildings

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