Flow-Induced Pulsation and Vibration in Hydroelectric Machinery

Engineer’s Guidebook for Planning, Design and Troubleshooting

  • Peter Dörfler
  • Mirjam Sick
  • André Coutu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Peter Dörfler, Mirjam Sick, André Coutu
    Pages 1-31
  3. Peter Dörfler, Mirjam Sick, André Coutu
    Pages 33-67
  4. Peter Dörfler, Mirjam Sick, André Coutu
    Pages 69-110
  5. Peter Dörfler, Mirjam Sick, André Coutu
    Pages 111-127
  6. Peter Dörfler, Mirjam Sick, André Coutu
    Pages 129-142
  7. Peter Dörfler, Mirjam Sick, André Coutu
    Pages 143-161
  8. Peter Dörfler, Mirjam Sick, André Coutu
    Pages 163-198
  9. Peter Dörfler, Mirjam Sick, André Coutu
    Pages 199-224
  10. Peter Dörfler, Mirjam Sick, André Coutu
    Pages 225-237
  11. Peter Dörfler, Mirjam Sick, André Coutu
    Pages E1-E1
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 239-242

About this book

Introduction

Since the 1970’s, an increasing amount of specialized research has focused on the problems created by instability of internal flow in hydroelectric power plants. However, progress in this field is hampered by the inter­disciplinary nature of the subject, between fluid mechanics, structural mechanics and hydraulic transients. Flow-induced Pulsation and Vibration in Hydroelectric Machinery provides a compact guidebook explaining the many different underlying physical mechanisms and their possible effects.

 

Typical phenomena are described to assist in the proper diagnosis of problems and various key strategies for solution are compared and considered with support from practical experience and real-life examples. The link between state-of the-art CFD computation and notorious practical problems is discussed  and quantitative data is provided on  normal levels of vibration and pulsation so realistic limits can be set for future projects. Current projects are also addressed as the possibilities and limitations of reduced-scale model tests for prediction of prototype performance are explained.

 

Engineers and project planners struggling with practical problems will find Flow-induced Pulsation and Vibration in Hydroelectric Machinery to be a comprehensive and convenient  reference covering key topics and ideas across a range of relevant disciplines.

Keywords

Flow-induced Pulsation Flow-induced Vibration Hydroelectric Machinery

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Dörfler
    • 1
  • Mirjam Sick
    • 2
  • André Coutu
    • 3
  1. 1.Andritz Hydro LtdZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Andritz Hydro LtdZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Andritz Hydro LtdPointe-ClaireCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4252-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4251-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4252-2
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