Surge Wave Propagation in a Common Tailrace Channel for Two Large Pumped-Storage Plants

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Terrier, Stéphane; Bieri, Martin; De Cesare, Giovanni; Schleiss, Anton;
  • Publisher: Asce-Amer Soc Civil Engineers (Reston)
  • Subject: Surge wave | Pumped-storage plant | Tailrace channel | Physical modeling

Sudden starting and stopping of turbines and pumps lead to highly unsteady flow in tailrace channels of hydropower plants (HPP). Submergence of Pelton turbines and air entrainment in pumps due to surge waves must be avoided by technical measures. The existing 240 MW Vey... View more
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