Yacyreta Hydroelectric Project Turbine Design

by James H. Fischer, Voith Hydro, Inc, United States,
Randy V. Seifarth, Voith Hydro, Inc, United States,
Roger S. Allan, Voith Hydro, Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '89


This paper provides general information about this major hydroelectric project on the Parana River on the border between Argentina and Paraguay in South America. In addition, some specific information is reviewed regarding the mechanical design for the twenty 9.5 meter runner diameter vertical Kaplan turbines. A general overview of the total project is provided and the mechanical design of the turbine components is discussed. Deflection considerations and manufacturing facilities replace traditional concerns.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Turbines | Developing countries | Power plants | Construction management | Manufacturing | Hydraulics | Structural analysis | Argentina | Paraguay | Parana River | South America | Central America

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