Transients in High Head Francis turbines

Published: 15 February 2013

Chirag Trivedi (PhD student) presented his licentiate thesis on Friday, February 8, 2013. The opponent was Dr. Fredrik Engström, engineering manager at Vattenfall Hydro.

The work is carried out under the collaboration of three universities: Luleå University of Technology (Sweden), Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (India) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway). The collaborating research focuses on the development of a numerical model to optimise transient, start and stop strategy of Francis turbines. The model will be validated with detailed experiments on a Francis model.