Design of an experimental test stand for francis type hydraulic turbines

Kavurmaci B., Akin H., Ayli E., Celebioglu K., Aradağ Çelebioğl S.

2013 4th International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives, POWERENG 2013, İstanbul, Turkey, 13 - 17 May 2013, pp.876-880 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/powereng.2013.6635725
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.876-880
  • Keywords: experiment, Francis turbine, hydraulic turbines, test stand
  • TED University Affiliated: No


Recently, TOBB University of Economics and Technology was awarded a grant for a project on 'Design, Construction and Test of Hydraulic Turbines' from Turkish Ministry of Development. The project includes Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) aided hydraulic and structural design, geometry optimization, manufacturing and testing of hydraulic turbines. The main objective of the research presented here is to design a hydro turbine test stand which tests the performance and cavitation characteristics of turbine models according to standards. The paper describes the characteristics of the designed test stand. © 2013 IEEE.