Micro hydraulic turbines have a growing interest because of its small and simple structure, as well as a high possibility of using in micro and small hydropower applications. The differential pressure existing in city water pipelines can be used efficiently to generate electricity in a way similar to that of energy being generated through gravitational potential energy in dams. The pressure energy in the city pipelines is often wasted by using pressure reducing valves at the inlet of water cleaning centers. Instead of using the pressure reducing valves, a micro counter-rotating hydraulic turbine can be used to make use of the pressure energy. In the present paper, a counter-rotating tubular type micro-turbine is studied, with the front runner connected to the generator stator and the rear runner connected to the generator rotor. The performance of the turbine is investigated experimentally and numerically. A commercial ANSYS CFD code was used for numerical analysis.
|ジャーナル||IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2012|
|イベント||26th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems - Beijing, China|
継続期間: 2012 8 19 → 2012 8 23
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Science(all)
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)