Journal Article Investigation of Blade Angle of an Open Cross-Flow Runner

Katayama, Yusuke  ,  Iio, Shouichiro  ,  Veerapun, Salisa  ,  Uchiyama, Tomomi

32 ( 1 )  , pp.65 - 72 , 2015-04 , WALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH
The aim of this study was to develop a nano-hydraulic turbine utilizing drop structure in irrigation channels or industrial waterways. This study was focused on an open-type cross-flow turbine without any attached equipment for cost reduction and easy maintenance. In this study, the authors used an artificial indoor waterfall as lab model. Test runner which is a simple structure of 20 circular arc-shaped blades sandwiched by two circular plates was used The optimum inlet blade angle and the relationship between the power performance and the flow rate approaching theoretically and experimentally were investigated. As a result, the optimum inlet blade angle due to the flow rate was changed. Additionally, allocation rate of power output in 1st stage and 2nd stage is changed by the blade inlet angle.

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