​CFD Analysis in Francis Turbine Performance- A Review

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Akash Gupta*

Journal of Advanced Mechanical Sciences. 2022 Mar 29; 1(1): 31-35

ABSTRACT

 

              In any hydro power plant its turbine enacts a major role in deciding the competence as lot of phenomena depends on it if turbine works smoother then performance achieved by plant will be more and for that analysis of turbine becomes a need of the time and this need is fulfilled by the CFD it offers various software packages to analyse the part numerically at virtually no cost and in this study various parameters affecting different component of Francis turbine are analysed using CFD in addition to some validation of CFD results with actual one are also mentioned.  

 

Keywords: CFD, Francis turbine, Hydro power plant, Cavitation, ANSYS 

 

 

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