On the Principles of Turbine Type Selection and Their Control in the HPP Design

  • Paata JOKHADZE Prof. Dr., Faculty of Informatics and Control Systems
  • Davit CHIKOVANI Assist. Prof. Dr., Faculty of Computer Technology and Engineering
  • Okan ERAY Assoc. Prof. Dr. , Faculty of Computer Technology and Engineering
Keywords: Run-of-the-River HPP, Francis-Type Turbine, Ossberger-Type Turbine, Technical Minimum Flow of the Turbine

Abstract

The article reviews the issues related to the increase of annual energy production of the run-of-the-river hydropower plant (HPP) without increasing the HPP annual design flow. The turbine type selection approach, that is different from a traditional one and that ensures maximum efficient use of the hydropower plant’s available water resources, is provided. The results of simulation of the HPP average daily energy production and the software, specially developed for this purpose, are also given.

Author Biographies

Paata JOKHADZE, Prof. Dr., Faculty of Informatics and Control Systems
Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Davit CHIKOVANI, Assist. Prof. Dr., Faculty of Computer Technology and Engineering
International Black Sea University
Okan ERAY, Assoc. Prof. Dr. , Faculty of Computer Technology and Engineering
International Black Sea University
Published
20-10-2016
Section
Articles