Pelton turbine : identifying the optimum number of buckets using CFD

Zidonis, Audrius and Aggidis, George (2016) Pelton turbine : identifying the optimum number of buckets using CFD. Journal of Hydrodynamics, 28 (1). pp. 75-83. ISSN 1001-6058

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A numerical case study on identifying the optimum number of buckets for a Pelton turbine is presented. Three parameters: number of buckets, bucket radial position and bucket angular position are grouped since they are found to be interrelated. By identifying the best combination of the radial and angular position for each number of buckets it is shown that reduction in the number of buckets beyond the limit suggested by the available literature can improve the efficiency and be beneficial from the manufacturing complexity and cost perspective. The effect of this reduction in the amount of buckets was confirmed experimentally.

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Journal of Hydrodynamics
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Hydrodynamics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Hydrodynamics, 28, 1, 2016 DOI: 10.1016/S1001-6058(16)60609-1
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?? hydropowerpelton impulse turbinesnumerical modellingnumber of bucketsoptimizationmechanics of materialsmodelling and simulationmechanical engineeringcondensed matter physics ??
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