In the present work, stress analysis of traditional Pelton runner and hooped Pelton runner using FEA software ANSYS has been carried out. These results confirm the reduction of stresses in the Hooped Pelton Runner compared to Traditional Pelton Runner and the mechanical aspect as well as the results of the hydraulic comparison between traditional runners and hooped runners is made. An actual laboratory scale hoop runner based on this analysis and design is developed and the detailed experimental investigations are also carried out to prove the worthiness of this new design concept.
A Hooped Pelton Runner: FE Analysis and Experimentation
Chaudhari, GC, Shah, SP, & Channiwala, SA. "A Hooped Pelton Runner: FE Analysis and Experimentation." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition. Volume 6: Structures and Dynamics, Parts A and B. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. June 6–10, 2011. pp. 1067-1075. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2011-46052
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