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