Hydropower Calculator

Optimal flow discharge and penstock diameter for impulse and reaction turbines

Description

Hydropower Calculator is a Matlab code intended to facilitate the calculations for determining optimal flow discharge and optimal penstock diameter when designing impulse and reaction turbines for hydropower systems.

Disclaimer

Hydropower Calculator is a free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.



Snapshots of some Hydropower Calculator elements and results

Capabilities

  • Optimal flow discharge and optimal penstock diameter for impulse turbines

  • Optimal flow discharge and optimal penstock diameter for reaction turbines

Software Download

Date

Description

Notes

10/01/14

Matlab code

Includes sample input files

10/01/14

Journal paper that describes the software

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