The paper highlights design guidelines for application of inverse design method to Francis turbine runners. The design guidelines have a general validity and can be used for similar design applications since they are based on flow field analyses and on hydrodynamic design parameters.
In this study, a design strategy combining 3D Inverse Design, CFD, DoE, RSM, and multi-objective genetic algorithm (MOGA) was used to develop a pump-turbine runner with high ef?ciency and stability.
In this webinar we will show how the newly developed meanline design code for Francis turbine, which has been recently developed in TURBOdesign Suite, can be used to do the initial sizing of all components of a Francis turbine from volute, stay vane, guide vane and runner.
ADT is one of ALPHEUS partners which is a €5m project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program. It will improve reversible pump/turbine (RPT) technology and adjacent civil structures needed to make pumped hydro storage economically viable in shallow seas and coastal environments with flat topography.