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Learning hydraulic turbomachinery with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes

In fluid mechanics courses of engineering curricula, theoretical performance curves of hydraulic turbines are obtained by means of simple analytical expressions that tend to overestimate experimental data. As we show here in the analysis of a laboratory-scale Pelton wheel, a much deeper physical insight can be achieved by means of general-purpose commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software programs, becoming a suitable tool for academic activities

This work has been partially funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya under grant 2009-SGR-374, the MICINN under grant FIS-2009-13050, and the European Commission under grant NEST-28192-FEPRE

© Computer Applications in Engineering Education, 2013, vol. 21, núm. 4, p. 684-690

Wiley

Author: Pujol i Sagaró, Toni
Montoro Moreno, Lino
Pelegrí Sabater, Marc
González Castro, Josep R.
Date: 2013 December
Abstract: In fluid mechanics courses of engineering curricula, theoretical performance curves of hydraulic turbines are obtained by means of simple analytical expressions that tend to overestimate experimental data. As we show here in the analysis of a laboratory-scale Pelton wheel, a much deeper physical insight can be achieved by means of general-purpose commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software programs, becoming a suitable tool for academic activities
This work has been partially funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya under grant 2009-SGR-374, the MICINN under grant FIS-2009-13050, and the European Commission under grant NEST-28192-FEPRE
Format: application/pdf
ISSN: 1061-3773 (versió paper)
1099-0542 (versió electrònica)
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/14113
Language: eng
Publisher: Wiley
Collection: MEC/PN 2010-2012/FIS 2009-13050
Reproducció digital del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cae.20513
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Is part of: © Computer Applications in Engineering Education, 2013, vol. 21, núm. 4, p. 684-690
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Subject: Dinàmica de fluids -- Informàtica
Fluid dynamics -- Data processing
Turbomàquines hidràuliques
Hydraulic turbomachinery
Title: Learning hydraulic turbomachinery with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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