Effects of non-homogeneous flow on ADCP data processing in a hydroturbine forebay [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 2016.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
- Physical Description:
- 9 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S.), United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Accurate modeling of the velocity field in the forebay of a hydroelectric power station is important for both power generation and fish passage, and is able to be increasingly well represented by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations. Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) are investigated herein as a method of validating the numerical flow solutions, particularly in observed and calculated regions of non-homogeneous flow velocity. By using a numerical model of an ADCP operating in a velocity field calculated using CFD, the errors due to the spatial variation of the flow velocity are quantified. Furthermore, the numerical model of the ADCP is referred to herein as a Virtual ADCP (VADCP).
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:1250866
- Published through SciTech Connect.
Flow Measurement and Instrumentation 117 C ISSN 0955-5986 AM
S. F. Harding; M. C. Richmond; P. Romero-Gomez; J. A. Serkowski.
- Funding Information:
View MARC record | catkey: 24042520