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Title: The determination of the flow rate of a Kaplan turbine using the thermodynamic method
Published In: Sustainability for Humanity & Environment in the Extended Connection Field Science-Economy-Policy, Vol.2, Timisoara, ED. Politehnica Timisoara
Description: This paper presents the determination of the flow rate of a Kaplan turbine with an equipment using the thermodynamic method. The thermodynamic method is used mainly to determine the efficiency of hydraulic turbine and pumps. This method is recommended for testing the hydraulic turbines by IEC 60041. It began to be used in 1950, but because of the low performance of the equipment used the application of this method was drastic restrained. The advance of the technology in the last 10 – 20 years allowed the application of this method to turbines with heads smaller than 20 m. Although the thermodynamic method is used to determine the efficiency, the flow rate of the turbine results from the application of the energetic balance to the turbine. The flow rate obtained with this method is important in order to determine the exploitation characteristic of the investigated turbine. The simplicity of this method in comparison with other methods is that it is needed to measure only the pressure and temperature upstream and downstream of the turbine in order to obtain the flow rate.
ISBN:ISBN 973-625-204-3
Publication year: 2005
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Authors: STUPARU Adrian , BAYA Alexandru , ANTON Liviu Eugen ,
Type: International Conference Proceedings
Laboratory: Numerical Simulation and Parallel Computing Laboratory
Institution: UPT