Development of hydro impulse turbines and new opportunities

Zidonis, Audrius and Benzon, David and Aggidis, George (2015) Development of hydro impulse turbines and new opportunities. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 51. 1624–1635. ISSN 1364-0321

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Hydro impulse turbines are often referred to as a mature technology having been invented around 100 years ago with many of the old design guidelines producing machines of a high efficiency. However with recent advances in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) it is now possible to simulate these highly turbulent multiphase flows with good accuracy and in reasonable timescales. This has opened up an avenue for further development and understanding of these machines which has not been possible through traditional analyses and experimental testing. This paper explores some of the more recent developments of Pelton and Turgo Impulse turbines and highlights the opportunities for future development.

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Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 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 Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 51, 2015 DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.07.007 12 month embargo
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