Numerical and experimental studies of three-dimensional flow fields in hydraulic turbine runners

Tomotatsu Nagafuji, Ken Uchida, Takanori Nakamura

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Abstract

The numerical simulations of hydraulic turbine runners such as Francis and Kaplan runners have widely been carried out by using three-dimensional Euler code with the pseudo-compressibility. However, there are rare cases that include the verifications of the simulation accuracy based on the experimental data. In this paper, the developed three-dimensional Euler code is applied for the flow simulations in runners of Francis and Kaplan turbines, and also the pressure distributions on runner blades and the flow velocities around runners are measured by the homologous models under several operating conditions. It is finally demonstrated that the computational results are in good agreement with the experimental ones by comparing both results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages37-44
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 1995 ASME/JSME Fluids Engineering and Laser Anemometry Conference and Exhibition - Hilton Head, SC, USA
Duration: 1995 Aug 131995 Aug 18

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OtherProceedings of the 1995 ASME/JSME Fluids Engineering and Laser Anemometry Conference and Exhibition
CityHilton Head, SC, USA
Period95/8/1395/8/18

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Nagafuji, T., Uchida, K., & Nakamura, T. (1995). Numerical and experimental studies of three-dimensional flow fields in hydraulic turbine runners. 37-44. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1995 ASME/JSME Fluids Engineering and Laser Anemometry Conference and Exhibition, Hilton Head, SC, USA, .