Design and performance analysis of a pump-turbine system using computational fluid dynamics

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2011
Yıldız, Mehmet
In this thesis, a parametric methodology is investigated to design a Pump-Turbine system using Computational Fluid Dynamics ( CFD ). The parts of Pump-Turbine are created parametrically according to the experience curves and theoretical design methods. Then, these parts are modified to obtain 500 kW turbine working as a pump with 28.15 meters head. The final design of Pump-Turbine parts are obtained by adjusting parameters according to the results of the CFD simulations. The designed parts of the Pump-Turbine are spiral case, stay vanes, guide vanes, runner and draft tube. These parts are designed to obtain not only turbine mode properties but also pump mode properties.

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M. Yıldız, “Design and performance analysis of a pump-turbine system using computational fluid dynamics,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.