A CFD framework for environmentally-friendly hydroturbines

Y. Ventikos, F. Sotiropoulos, R. K. Fisher, P. March, P. Hopping

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The hydropower industry is faced today with a number of challenging problems arising from regulations that emphasize environmental objectives in the operation of its facilities. In spite of using a renewable, non-polluting source of energy, inconsiderate development can adversely impact the aquatic habitat either by inducing fish mortality or by deteriorating the quality of the tailrace water. This paper summarizes recent results from our ongoing research efforts aimed at developing advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics methods that are capable of assessing and improving the environmental comparability of hydropower installations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWaterpower 1999
Subtitle of host publicationHydro's Future: Technology, Markets, and Policy
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ISBN (Print)0784404402, 9780784404409
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
EventWaterpower Conference 1999 - Hydro's Future: Technology, Markets, and Policy, Waterpower 1999 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jul 6 1999Jul 9 1999

Publication series

NameWaterpower 1999: Hydro's Future: Technology, Markets, and Policy


OtherWaterpower Conference 1999 - Hydro's Future: Technology, Markets, and Policy, Waterpower 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV


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