You can from now on playback ADT's webinar on the design optimization of Francis turbine stages by TURBOdesign Suite. You will learn how to approach the design of Francis turbines and how to improve turbines designs for cavitation and efficiency.
The design of Francis turbines and all hydraulic turbines has traditionally relied on empirical approaches based on trial and error iteration of the different component of the turbine consisting of volute, stay vanes, guide vanes, runner and draft tube by using CFD computations and model testing. However, the requirement to optimize the turbine performance under varying head conditions and flow rates as well as performance in pump mode for PAT applications and the need to meet both efficiency and cavitation performance requirements has increased the pressure to consider alternative design approaches that can solve these multi-point and multi-objective requirements. The 3D inverse design method offers one of the best means of meeting these multi-point and multi-objective requirements for hydraulic turbines as it can cover a large design space with very small number of design parameters. This enables efficient multi-point optimization hydraulic turbines.
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