Design of High Efficiency Cross-Flow Turbine for Hydro-Power Plant
Bilal Abdullah Nasir
Bilal Abdullah Nasir, Hawijah Technical Institute, Kirkuk, Iraq.
Manuscript received on January 22, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on February 10, 2013. | Manuscript published on February 28, 2013. | PP: 308-311 | Volume-2 Issue-3, February 2013. | Retrieval Number: C1115022313/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: The cross-flow hydraulic turbine was gaining popularity in low head and small water flow rate, in establishment of small hydro-power plant, due to its simple structure and ease of manufacturing in the site of the power plant. To obtain a cross-flow turbine with maximum efficiency, the turbine parameters must be included in the design. In this paper all design parameters of cross-flow turbine were calculated at maximum efficiency. These parameters include runner diameter, runner length, runner speed, turbine power, water jet thickness, blade spacing, number of blades, radius of blade curvature, attack angle and the blade and exit angles.
Keywords: Cross-flow turbine, hydro-power plant, design parameters, maximum efficiency.