Optimization of Closure Law of Guide Vanes for an Operational Hydropower Plant of Nepal

  • Saroj Chalise
  • Dr. Laxman Poudel
Keywords: Guide Vanes, Closure Law, Optimization, Non-Linear Objective Function, Hydropower


This paper addresses the optimization of two-stage closure law of guide vanes in an operational hydropower plant of Nepal. The mathematical model has been established in commercial software Bentley Hammer, whose correctness has been validated by comparing the results with the data of experimental load rejection test. The validated mathematical model has been employed to find the parameters of optimum closure pattern, which minimizes the non-linear objective function of maximum water pressure and maximum rotational speed of turbine.


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How to Cite
Saroj Chalise, & Dr. Laxman Poudel. (2019). Optimization of Closure Law of Guide Vanes for an Operational Hydropower Plant of Nepal. International Journal of Engineering and Management Research, 9(5), 73-79. Retrieved from http://www.ijemr.net/ojs/index.php/ojs/article/view/39