Protective Coatings to Resist Cavitation Erosion in Concrete Hydraulic Structures

Plant and System Benefits Associated with Adjustable Speed Hydro

Flow Visualization of Lid-Driven Cylindrical Cavity Flow
The lid-driven cylindrical cavity flows in the laminar region are quantitatively visualized by a new flow visualization method called the digital vector velocimetry method. Particle streak...

Computer Modeling as a Tool for Selecting Appropriate Air Valves for Pipeline Surge Protection
Waterhammer in water or wastewater pipelines is caused by events such as a pump power failure and can have potentially damaging effects on the pipeline or pipeline hardware. In particular,...

Interaction of Elastic Waves with Axisymmetric Cavities in a Half Space: A Combined Finite Element-Boundary Integral Approach
A hybrid numerical method is presented to investigate the interaction of elastic waves with axisymmetric cavities on the surface of a half space. In this method the near field which consists...

Characteristics of Flow Over the Bucket with Gradually Varied Curvature
The bucket of a high spillway dam or a spillway tunnel is one of the parts that easily to be damaged by cavitation. A new type of bucket curve was suggested with gradually varied curvature...

Perturbation Solution to 3-D Nonlinear Cavity Flow Problems
A 3-D nonlinear problem of fully cavitating flow past an axisymmetric body at a small angle of attack is investigated by the perturbation method. The first three order perturbation equations...

A Compact Nonlinear Solution Method for Two Phase Stefan Problems
Finite element formulations for fluid filling problems with solidification are derived using previously developed unified transformation techniques. The nonlinear formulation for two phase...

Strain Rate Effects on Pressuremeter Testing
This paper discusses the effect of strain rate on the cavity expansion problem and pressuremeter test. A cuboidal shear device, CSD, was used to perform pressuremeter strain path tests...

Total Quality Planning
When it comes to major unit maintenance, 'total quality results' require an investment in 'total quality planning.' The successful replacement...

Probabilistic Scheduling of Cavitation Repairs
The probabilistic nature of maintenance scheduling is exemplified by operating histories and conditions which vary from unit to unit. Typically, an operator must decide whether to repair...

Dillon Hydroelectric Project Performance Versus Expectations
The Dillon Hydroelectric Project was commissioned in 1987. Design and construction are briefly described; plant availability is compared with design expectations; and maintenance costs...

Laboratory and Field Experience with Cavitation Monitoring of Hydroturbines
When control of cavitation erosion can be accomplished by changes in operating conditions, real-time monitoring of cavitation level is a valuable tool. Three types of cavitation monitors...

Cavitation Noise Investigation of a Pump-Turbine
The results from cavitation noise detection measurements on a 35 MW pump-turbine are presented. Detailed information about the cavitation noise is determined including three-dimensional...

Dynamics of Protective Coatings to Limit Cavitation Damage
Cavitation implosions inflict a very high impact stress on turbine blades and turbine liners. One strategy for limiting the impact on the turbine components is to overlay a protective...

Weld Overlaying with a Cavitation-Resistant Alloy
The characteristics and applications of a cavitation-resistant alloy, Hydroloy HQ913, are described. The alloy as weld overlays applied on hydropower plant components by covered electrodes...

Efficiency and Cavitation Effects of Hydroturbine Venting
Volkart and Bohac et al. have summarized much of the past work on aeration of hydroturbine releases to improve downstream water quality. Conventional alternatives for increasing dissolved...

Formation of Droplets from Bursting Bubbles at an Air-Water Interface
The breakup of an air bubble at a still water surface leads to the formation of two distinct droplet families known respectively as film drops and jet drops. The former are the tiny fragments...

Effects of Spillway Operation on Cavitation Damage to Hugh Keenleyside Dam Spillway
The Hugh Keenleyside Dam (also known as Arrow Dam) is located on the Columbia River, at the outlet of Lower Arrow Lake, 53 km north of the Canada - U.S.A. border. The project has been...

3-D Cavity Flow Analysis by a New Fractional Step Method Based on the Finite Element Method
This paper describes a new finite element scheme for solving the time-dependent incompressible viscous fluid flow expressed in terms of the Navier-Stokes equations. The main feature of...

 

 

 

 

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