Flow and waves in a common tailrace channel of two pump-storage plants - physical and numerical simulation

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De Cesare, Giovanni; Bieri, Martin Peter; Terrier, Stéphane; Candolfi, Sylvain; Wickenhäuser, Martin; Micoulet, Gaël;
  • Subject: Surge waves, transient flow, head losses, free surface flow, intake/outlet structure

Pump and turbine operations lead to head losses in the tailrace channel. Pumping discharge may be limited due to potential air entrainment into the pump shaft when the downstream reservoir is at its lowest level and the head losses are high. Regarding turbine operations... View more
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