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Water turbine 7.5 Credits

Second cycle, F7017T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2014 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Fluid Mechanics
Subject group (SCB)
Engineering Physics

Entry requirements

M0013M Mathematics , F7016T Advanced Fluid Mechanics, F0031T Hydromechanics or equivalent

More information about English language requirements


Selection C

Course Aim
After the course, the students will know:
- the different type of turbines and their area of use,
- how to dimension the different components of a turbine,
- apply and discuss similarity laws,
- identify the main losses in a hydraulic turbine.

- Parameters of turbines: head, power
- Principal type of turbines and detailed description: Francis, Pelton, Kaplan, Bulb
- Turbine design: spiral, guide vanes, stag, runner blades, draft tube
- Cavitations
- Flow induced vibrations
- Similarity laws and modelling
- Selecting turbines for hydroelectric power plants
Project: select and design turbines for a hydroelectric power plants
Laboratory experiment 1: efficiency and loss measurement on a full-scale turbine (Porjus)
Laboratory experiment 2: universal characteristic of the Pelton and Francis models

The education consists of lectures, laboratory experiments, a project and sites visit.

Examination: 40 % Laboratory experiment: 30 % Project: 30 %

Michel Cervantes

Transition terms
The course F7017T is equal to MTM168

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2014 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Hydraulic Machines: Turbines and Pumps, Grigori Krivchenko
Hydraulic Design of Hydraulic Machinery, International Editorial Committee

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

0001Written exam3.1G U 3 4 5
0002Laboratory work2.2G U 3 4 5
0003Project2.2G U 3 4 5

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
The syllabus was established by the Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 2007-02-28, and remains valid from autumn 2007.

Last revised
by Mats Näsström 14 Feb 2014