Performance of nano-hydraulic turbine utilizing waterfalls

  title={Performance of nano-hydraulic turbine utilizing waterfalls},
  author={Toshihiko Ikeda and Shouichiro Iio and Kenji Tatsuno},
The aim of this investigation was to develop an environmentally friendly nano-hydraulic turbine utilizing waterfalls. A model of an impulse type hydraulic turbine constructed and tested with an indoor type waterfall to arrive at an optimum installation condition. Effects of an installation parameter, namely distance between the rotor and the waterfall on the power performance were studied. The flow field around the rotor was examined visually to clarify influences of installation conditions on… CONTINUE READING


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