MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 115, 2017XXXIII Siberian Thermophysical Seminar (STS-33)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Chapter 6 Power engineering, energy efficiency and energy saving|
|Published online||10 July 2017|
Vortex rope patterns at different load of hydro turbine model
Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics, Department of Heat Power Engineering, 630090, Novosibirsk, Russia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Operation of hydraulic turbines beyond optimal conditions leads to formation of precessing vortex core in a draft tube that generates powerful pressure pulsations in a hydraulic system. In case of resonance it leads to stability decreasing of hydraulic unit and electrical grid on the whole. In present work, such regimes are explored in a conical part of simplified turbine model. Studies are performed at constant flowrate Q = 70 m3/h and varying the runner rotational speed to explore different loads of the hydroturbine unit. The experiments involve pressure measurements, high speed-visualization and velocity measurements by means of laser Doppler anemometer technique. Interesting finding is related with abrupt increasing precession frequency at low swirl parameter of flow near optimal regime.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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