Advanced Technologies in Hydropower Flow Systems
Adamkowski, Adam (editor)
Bergant, Anton (editor)
Hydropower is an essential part of the renewable energy sector. High efficiency, immediate availability, and safe operation of hydroelectric power plants are the three key issues in recent developments in the hydropower sector. This book brings together the latest achievements addressing these key factors. In addition, one contribution deals with the alternative harvesting of hydro energy from pivoted cylinders by generating flow-induced vibrations, which are unwanted phenomena in classical pump–turbine units.
Keywordsannular seal; CFD; dynamic coefficients; fluid forces; nonlinear dynamic model; static eccentricity; reversible hydraulic machines; penstocks; pressure pipelines; performance tests; flow rate measurements; volumetric gauging method; pressure-time method; water-hammer; pump-turbine; flow patterns; pressure pulsations; similarities; differences; S-shaped characteristics; runaway transient process; VIV; FIV; renewable energy; pivoted cylinder; cross section; geometry; pump as turbine (PAT); Francis turbine; calculation model; efficiency; hydropower; computational fluid dynamics; hydraulic efficiency; Gibson method; manifolds; turbine; thermodynamic method; air cushion surge tank (ACST); air friction model; flexible hydro power plants; mechanistic model; OpenHPL
Publication date and placeBasel, 2022
Technology: general issues
Environmental science, engineering & technology