Parametric Design of a Francis Turbine Runner by Means of a Three-Dimensional Inverse Design Method


What's Inside?

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. It has been written by Doc. Daneshkah and Prof. Zangeneh for the 25th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems.

In this publication, you will:
  • Discover the optimization strategies to parametrize the blade geometry using a 3D inverse design method.
  • Understand how the static pressure field inside the runner was optimized.
  • See the techniques to obtain a cavitation free runner with high hydraulic efficiency.