Designing intakes to avoid free-surface vortices.

John S Gulliver, A. J. Rindels, K. C. Lindblom

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Abstract

Discussed are methods of designing closed channel intakes so that free surface vortices do not arise. These vortices present problems such as: reduction in flow, vibration, structural damage, surging, loss of efficiency in turbines or pumps. The example of the Rapidan hydro plant intake is given followed by the example of the Mayfield hydro plant. (R.I.H.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalINT. WATER POWER & DAM CONSTR.
Volume38
Issue number9 , Sep. 1986, p.24-28.
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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