Foundation Engineering Constraints in Karst Terrane
Cavity-prone carbonate rocks are found in many Appalachian valleys and represent a poorly recognized hazard. This paper reviews the nature of the problem of founding above these Cambro-Ordovician...

Axial Capacity of Pressure-Injected Piles: A Cavity Expansion Model
The application of cavity expansion theory to the development of a mathematical model for predicting the ultimate axial capacity of pressure-injected piles in cohesionless soils is presented....

Experience with Cavitation in High Pressure Slide Gates
The Bureau of Reclamation has many years of experience in the design and operation of high pressure slide gates. This paper discusses the historical use of high pressure slide gates by...

Design, Construction and Testing of Repairs to the Low Level Outlets at Terzaghi Dam
Operation of the low level outlets (LLOs) at Terzaghi Dam in southwestern British Columbia resulted in severe cavitation at operating heads significantly lower than design. Modifications...

Thermally Developed Blade Stresses and Cavitation Damage
Cavitation damage to the turbine runner blades, to the draft tube liner, and to the runner hub requires extensive welding repair. The traditional repair method is to gouge out the damaged...

Radio Telemetry as a Tool for Fisheries Mitigation
Monitoring discrete fixed locations requires automated receivers and data loggers while manned, mobile receivers are more suited to general movement or habitat studies. Of the three tagging...

Outage Time and Its Effects on Rehabilitation Philosophy — A Case Study
The Abitibi-Price Paper Mill located in Grand Falls, Newfoundland presently has eight (8) hydro-generating units in operation to assist in offsetting the power demands created through...

Hydro Combine Option for Lakhwar Project
A new concept of providing a power house cavity inside the traditional gravity dam section has been explored. Preliminary investigations indicate that taking into account all the relevant...

Hydro Research and Plant Renewal
Obtaining extra energy or output from existing plants is the current topic when the question of refurbishing older turbine installation arises or when plant operating conditions can be...

Rehabilitation of a High Specific Speed Francis Turbine
An upgrade of two (2) 4. 06 meter diameter high specific speed Francis turbines is now in progress. These machines were originally installed by Allis-Chalmers in the 1920's...

An Analysis of Cavitation Damage in a Francis Turbine Operating Under Small Opening Condition
In this paper some new formulae are derived to estimate the pressure and the relative velocities in the crown and the band regions of the Francis turbine runner operating under any gate...

Field Observations of Cavitation Erosion in Hydraulic Turbines
Field surveys of the operational and design characteristics of 602 hydroturbines installed since 1950 and having a capacity in excess of 20 MW or a discharge diameter greater than 3 meters...

Independent Turbine Testing and Research
The St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory (SAFHL) is presently upgrading their Turbine Test Facility. Completion of the upgrade, including checkout tests, is scheduled for Fall 1987....

Geophysical Exploration for Cavity Detection in Karst Terrain
Detection of poor quality rock and voids has been a major research activity of the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) since the mid 1970's. The principal...

Geotechnical Aspects of Karst Terrains
Exploration, Foundation Design and Performance, and Remedial Measures
The presence of solution cavities in karst terrains poses some unique problems in site exploration, design of foundations, and in remediation of problems with existing structures. Case...

Hydroturbine Efficiency and Cavitation Monitoring
The paper describes a microcomputer-based system for monitoring hydroturbine performance and cavitation level. Remote access to the monitoring system provides convenient, rapid, and accurate...

Stilling Basin Pressure Fluctuations

Cavitation in Hydraulic Structures

Aeration at Guri Final Stage Spillway

Model — Prototype Comparison in the Alicura Chute Spillway Air System

 

 

 

 

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