Three-Dimensional Euler Simulations of Flow in Hydraulic Turbine Runners (Study on Simulation Results for Blade Surface Pressures of Francis Runner)

Ken Uchida, Tomotatsu Nagafuji, Hiroshi Komiya

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In order to study the applicability of flow simulations by using the three-dimensional Euler code with pseudo-compressibility, flow simulations of a Francis runner with a high specific speed were carried out and results were compared with those of experiments on the pressure distributions on blade surfaces. As a result, it is concluded that the simulation results obtained using this code indicate a good agreement with the experimental ones, and this code is useful for predicting the flow in a Francis runner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3927-3933
Number of pages7
JournalTransactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series B
Issue number591
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1



  • Finite Difference Method
  • Fluid Machinery
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Three-dimensional Flow
  • Water Turbine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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