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Title: Swirling flow apparatus and test rig for flow control in hydraulic turbines discharge cone
Published In: 2nd IAHR International Meeting of the Workgroup on Cavitation and Dynamic Problems in Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, in Scientific Bulletin of the “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Transactions on Mechanics, Tom 52(66), No 6, pp: 203-216
Description: The present paper presents our ongoing developments of the jet control technique for swirling flows in the discharge cone of Francis hydraulic turbines. In order to determine the best jet configuration for mitigating the vortex rope we have developed a special apparatus able to generate swirling flows similar to the ones downstream Francis turbine runner operated at partial discharge. We present the test rig developed at the „Politehnica” University of Timisoara, and the preliminary tests to establish its operating range.
ISSN:ISSN 1224-6077
Publication year: 2007
Keywords:Closed loop test rig, swirling flow apparatus
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Authors: SUSAN-RESIGA Romeo , MUNTEAN Sebastian , BOSIOC Ilie Alin , STUPARU Adrian , MILOS Teodor , BAYA Alexandru , BERNAD Sandor , ANTON Liviu Eugen ,
Type: International Conference Proceedings
Laboratory: Numerical Simulation and Parallel Computing Laboratory
Institution: UPT