Design and Analysis of High Efficiency CrossFlow Turbine for Hydro-Power Plant
Mrudang Patel1, Nirav Oza2
1Mrudang Patel, Student, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmadabad (Gujarat), India.
2Nirav Oza, Student, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmadabad (Gujarat), India.
Manuscript received on 15 April 2016 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 April 2016 | Manuscript Published on 30 April 2016 | PP: 187-193 | Volume-5 Issue-4, April 2016 | Retrieval Number: D4541045416/16©BEIESP
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Abstract: The cross-flow turbine has gained much attention as it is low head turbine and can be used at remote places where a small waterfall of 10-15 meters is located. The objective of this study is to design a cross-flow turbine with maximum efficiency and doing static and model analysis of it. Complete design calculations of turbine have been performed along with static and model analysis of the turbine. The design parameters include runner diameter, runner speed, runner length, turbine power, number of blades blade spacing, radius of blade curvature, attack angle and the blade and exit angles.
Keywords: Cross-Flow Turbine, Design Parameters, Maximum Efficiency, Analysis
Scope of the Article: Structural Reliability Analysis