The Role of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Hydroturbine Analysis

by V. C. Patel, Univ of Iowa, Iowa City, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


Prospects of developing comprehensive methods of computational fluid dynamics for the analysis and design of new generation of hydroturbines are considered. Unique requirements for this application are briefly reviewed and progress made in a cooperative effort to develop such a capability is reported.

Subject Headings: Computational fluid dynamics technique | Dynamic analysis | Fluid flow | Hydraulic design | Turbines | Flow (fluid dynamics) | Navier-Stokes equations | Dissolved oxygen

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