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MHK Technologies/Kinetic Hydropower System KHPS | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Kinetic Hydropower System KHPS Kinetic Hydropower System KHPS < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Verdantpower.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Verdant Power Project(s) where this technology is utilized *MHK Projects/Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy RITE *MHK Projects/Cornwall Ontario River Energy CORE Technology Resource Click here Current/Tidal Technology Type Click here Axial Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 7/8: Open Water System Testing & Demonstration & Operation Technology Description Verdant Power's central technology is the Kinetic Hydropower System (KHPS), a water-to-wire system that consists of three main components: 1) KHPS TURBINE: a three-bladed horizontal-axis turbine with four major assemblies: a) Composite rotor with 3-fixed blades that rotate at the relatively slow and constant speed of approximately 40 RPM, with tip-speeds of 35 feet per second. This is well below normal water vessel propeller speeds and conventional hydropower turbine blade speeds. b) Sealed nacelle, pylon and passive yaw mechanism that is hydrodynamically designed to allow the turbine to self-rotate into the prevailing current (like a weathervane) so that the blades are optimally aligned to generate energy. c) Custom-designed drivetrain unit (with induction generator) enclosed within the nacelle that integrates the bearing housing with a special long-life planetary gearbox, with mechanical shaft seals and a minimum of sealed lubricants. d) Streambed mounting system that can vary depending on site conditions as a single drilled monopile, a single gravity-based structure, or a gravity-based triframe mount that supports 3 turbines. 2) UNDERWATER CABLING: low-voltage shielded cable of short distance; and shoreline switchgear vaults, control room, and interconnection point(s). 3) APPURTENANT FACILITIES: for navigation safety, such as Public Aides to Navigation (PATON) buoys and lighted warning signs, as well as instrumentation including Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs). In order to maximize the application of the KHPS within the global MHK resource, Verdant Power has designed the technology as a simple and uniquely scalable system that can be operated in tidal, river and ocean current settings. Possible KHPS installations range from distributed generation arrangements in near-shore urban and village settings to base power generation at offshore deepwater locales.

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Modeling Multi-Reservoir Hydropower Systems in the Sierra Nevada with Environmental Requirements and Climate Warming  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

i Modeling Multi-Reservoir Hydropower Systems in the Sierra Nevada with Environmental Requirements and the Sierra Nevada, their majestic backyard. #12;iii Abstract Hydropower systems and other river regulation that ecosystems have historically depended on. These effects are compounded at regional scales. As hydropower

Lund, Jay R.

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Climate Change Effects on High-Elevation Hydropower System in KAVEH MADANI LARIJANI  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

i Climate Change Effects on High-Elevation Hydropower System in California By KAVEH MADANI LARIJANI ___________________________________________ Committee in Charge 2009 #12;ii Abstract The high-elevation hydropower system in California, composed of more than 150 hydropower plants and regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC

Lund, Jay R.

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Environmental Mitigation Technology (Innovative System Testing)-Deployment and Testing of the Alden Hydropower Fish-Friendly Turbine  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Environmental Mitigation Technology (Innovative System Testing)-Deployment and Testing of the Alden Hydropower Fish-Friendly Turbine

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Small Hydropower Systems: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse (EREC) Fact Sheet  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

you're considering building a small you're considering building a small hydropower system on water flowing through your property, you have a long tradition from which to draw your inspi- ration. Two thousand years ago, the Greeks learned to harness the power of running water to turn the massive wheels that rotated the shafts of their wheat flour grinders. And in the hydropower heyday of the 18th century, thousands of towns and cities worldwide were located around small hydropower sites. Today, small hydropower projects offer emissions-free power solutions for many remote communities throughout the world-such as those in Nepal, India, China, and Peru-as well as for highly industrialized countries, like the United States. This fact sheet will help you determine whether a small hydropower system will

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Modeling California's high-elevation hydropower systems in energy units  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

it a valuable renewable energy source. In the mid-1990s, hydropower was about 19% of world's total electricity Development Project, 2007] and almost 75% of the nation's electricity from all renew- able sources [Energy and Oregon, with approximately 27% in Washington (Energy Information Administration, Energy kid's page, 6

Pasternack, Gregory B.

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Vibration Control of Multi-Mode Rotor-Bearing Systems  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

8 March 1983 research-article Vibration Control of Multi-Mode Rotor-Bearing...least-squares method to minimize the vibration of any general rotor-bearing system...to implement the open-loop adaptive vibration control strategies outlined in the paper...

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of environmentally advanced hydropower turbine system design concepts  

SciTech Connect

A team worked together on the development of environmentally advanced hydro turbine design concepts to reduce hydropower`s impact on the environment, and to improve the understanding of the technical and environmental issues involved, in particular, with fish survival as a result of their passage through hydro power sites. This approach brought together a turbine design and manufacturing company, biologists, a utility, a consulting engineering firm and a university research facility, in order to benefit from the synergy of diverse disciplines. Through a combination of advanced technology and engineering analyses, innovative design concepts adaptable to both new and existing hydro facilities were developed and are presented. The project was divided into 4 tasks. Task 1 investigated a broad range of environmental issues and how the issues differed throughout the country. Task 2 addressed fish physiology and turbine physics. Task 3 investigated individual design elements needed for the refinement of the three concept families defined in Task 1. Advanced numerical tools for flow simulation in turbines are used to quantify characteristics of flow and pressure fields within turbine water passageways. The issues associated with dissolved oxygen enhancement using turbine aeration are presented. The state of the art and recent advancements of this technology are reviewed. Key elements for applying turbine aeration to improve aquatic habitat are discussed and a review of the procedures for testing of aerating turbines is presented. In Task 4, the results of the Tasks were assembled into three families of design concepts to address the most significant issues defined in Task 1. The results of the work conclude that significant improvements in fish passage survival are achievable.

Franke, G.F.; Webb, D.R.; Fisher, R.K. Jr. [Voith Hydro, Inc. (United States)] [and others

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydropower Projects  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This report covers the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office's hydropower project funding from fiscal years 2008 to 2014.

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Embedded Real-Time Systems Electrical Model Quad Rotor UAV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Sys (2013-2014) #12;10 System SW view joystick QR PC link PC lift roll pitch yaw sensorsES joystickIn4073 Embedded Real-Time Systems Electrical Model Quad Rotor UAV #12;2 TE0300 FPGA System HW view), pitch rate (M), and yaw rate (N) (see qrsim for example!) x z y engine 4 engine 3 engine 2 engine 1 In

Langendoen, Koen

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CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS ON THE HIGHELEVATION HYDROPOWER  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS ON THE HIGHELEVATION HYDROPOWER SYSTEM Energy Commission's California Climate Change Center JULY 2012 CEC5002012020 Prepared for: California consideration of climate change effects on highelevation hydropower supply and demand in California. Artificial

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Harnessing Hydropower: The Earth's Natural Resource  

SciTech Connect

This document is a layman's overview of hydroelectric power. It includes information on: History of Hydropower; Nature’s Water Cycle; Hydropower Plants; Turbines and Generators; Transmission Systems; power dispatching centers; and Substations. It goes on to discuss The Power Grid, Hydropower in the 21st Century; Energy and the Environment; and how hydropower is useful for Meeting Peak Demands. It briefly addresses how Western Area Power Administration is Responding to Environmental Concerns.

none,

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Types of Hydropower Plants  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

There are three types of hydropower facilities: impoundment, diversion, and pumped storage. Some hydropower plants use dams and some do not. The images below show both types of hydropower plants.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assessment hydropower evaluation Sample...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

functional displays for hydropower systems: Model-based guidance of scenario design... Work Domain Analysis and Ecological Interface Design for Hydropower System Monitoring and...

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Flexible hydropower: boosting energy  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Flexible hydropower: boosting energy Flexible hydropower: boosting energy New hydroelectric resource for Northern New Mexico supplies clean energy to homes, businesses and the Lab....

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Estimated impacts of climate warming on California’s high-elevation hydropower  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

on high elevation hydropower generation in California’sCalifornia’s high-elevation hydropower Kaveh Madani · Jay R.Abstract California’s hydropower system is composed of high

Madani, Kaveh; Lund, Jay R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydropower Potential Screening Study  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Hydropower Potential Screening Study Gillian Charles GRAC 5/28/14 #12;Latest Hydropower Potential Study Creating a Buzz 2014 DOE study on undeveloped stream reaches 84.7 GW undeveloped hydropower in undeveloped stream reaches hydropower in the PNW #12;Studies at both National

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Low Head/Low Power Hydropower Resource Assessment of the Pacific Northwest Hydrologic Region  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

three classes of hydropower technologies: conventional turbines, unconventional systems, and microhydro

Power Hydropower; Douglas G. Hall; Gregory R. Carroll; Shane J. Cherry; Y D. Lee; Garold L. Sommers

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of chaos in a rotor system supported by ball bearings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Numerous researchers have published a myriad of papers on the application of chaos theory to mechanical, electrical and biological systems. However, control theories of chaos have been in existence for only a decade and have not been applied to rotor...

Ortiz, Steven Rey

2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Cooling Flow on the Operation of a Hot Rotor-Gas Foil Bearing System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Gas foil bearings (GFBs) operating at high temperature rely on thermal management procedures that supply needed cooling flow streams to keep the bearing and rotor from overheating. Poor thermal management not only makes systems inefficient...

Ryu, Keun

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy 101: Hydropower  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Learn how hydropower captures the kinetic energy of flowing water and turns it into electricity for our homes and businesses.

None

2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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National Hydropower Map  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

High-resolution map produced by Oak Ridge National Laboratory showing hydropower resources throughout the United States.

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Energy 101: Hydropower  

SciTech Connect

Learn how hydropower captures the kinetic energy of flowing water and turns it into electricity for our homes and businesses.

None

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibration analysis of rotor systems using reduced subsystem models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the relative motion between the rotor and housing. A detailed analysis of this hydrodynamic coupling force is given in Ref. 1B to 20. Aerodynamic cross-coupling forces are developed when the fluid flows through blades causing a back-flow phenomenon...] is the diagonal matrix of assumed modal damping ratios. In case there are only the coupling forces (FC) at the connecting points to the rotor, the 3l transposed modal matrix [ASS] in equation (44) can 1T further be reduced to sub-matrices corresponding...

Fan, Uei-Jiun

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Structure and Fabrication of Large, High-Power KHPS Rotors - Final Scientific/Technical Report  

SciTech Connect

Verdant Power, Inc, working in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), and the University of Minnesota St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL), among other partners, used evolving Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) models and techniques to improve the structure and fabrication of large, high-power composite Kinetic Hydropower System (KHPS) rotor blades. The objectives of the project were to: design; analyze; develop for manufacture and fabricate; and thoroughly test, in the lab and at full scale in the water, the improved KHPS rotor blade.

Corren, Dean [Verdant Power, Inc.; Colby, Jonathan [Verdant Power, Inc.; Adonizio, Mary Ann [Verdant Power, Inc.

2013-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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2015 Forum on Hydropower  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Discover how Canadian hydropower is learning lessons and building the future. Get updated on greenfield, rehabilitation, refurbishment and expansion projects going on across the country. Learn how...

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National Hydropower Association conference proceedings  

SciTech Connect

These proceedings collect papers on hydroelectricity. Topics include legal developments in hydropower regulation, an overview of the small hydro industry, and financing hydropower projects.

Not Available

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cooling system for a bearing of a turbine rotor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

In a gas turbine, a bore tube assembly radially inwardly of an aft bearing conveys cooling steam to the buckets of the turbine and returns the cooling steam to a return. To cool the bearing and thermally insulate the bearing from the cooling steam paths, a radiation shield is spaced from the bore tube assembly by a dead air gap. Additionally, an air passageway is provided between the radiation shield and the inner surface of an aft shaft forming part of the rotor. Air is supplied from an inlet for flow along the passage and radially outwardly through bores in the aft shaft disk to cool the bearing and insulate it from transfer of heat from the cooling steam.

Schmidt, Mark Christopher (Niskayuna, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conventional Hydropower Technologies (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

This fact sheet describes the DOE Water Power Program's conventional hydropower research and development efforts.

Not Available

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Control system for a wound-rotor motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A load switching circuit for switching two or more transformer taps under load carrying conditions includes first and second parallel connected bridge rectifier circuits which control the selective connection of a direct current load to taps of a transformer. The first bridge circuit is normally conducting so that the load is connected to a first tap through the first bridge circuit. To transfer the load to the second tap, a switch is operable to connect the second bridge circuit to a second tap, and when the second bridge circuit begins to conduct, the first bridge circuit ceases conduction because the potential at the second tap is higher than the potential at the first tap, and the load is thus connected to the second tap through the second bridge circuit. The load switching circuit is applicable in a motor speed controller for a wound-rotor motor for effecting tap switching as a function of motor speed while providing a stepless motor speed control characteristic.

Ellis, James N. (Chatsworth, CA)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerodynamik des Rotors  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Der Rotor steht am Anfang der Wirkungskette einer Windkraftanlage. Seine aerodynamischen und dynamischen Eigenschaften sind deshalb in mehrfacher Hinsicht prägend für das gesamte System. Die Fähigkeit des Roto...

Dipl.-Ing. Erich Hau

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerodynamik des Rotors  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Der Rotor steht am Anfang der Wirkungskette einer Windkraftanlage. Seine aerodynamischen und dynamischen Eigenschaften sind deshalb in mehrfacher Hinsicht prägend für das gesamte System. Die Fähigkeit des Roto...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Horizontal-axis wind-system rotor performance model comparison: a compendium  

SciTech Connect

This compendium consists of four reports, the purpose of which is to evaluate performance prediction methods for horizontal-axis wind turbines. The reports were prepared by four separate contractors. Oregon State University, AeroVironment, Inc., Aerospace Systems, Inc., and United Technologies Research Center (UTRC). Three of the four contractors used a blade-element/momentum analysis, while the fourth (UTRC) utilized a lifting line/prescribed wake analysis. These contractors were to apply their prediction methods to two rotors, that of the Enertech 1500 and that of the 1/3-scale UTRC 8 kW turbines. Results from the four prediction methods are compared with actual test data gathered via Controlled Velocity Testing (CVT), carried out by the Rocky Flats Wind Energy Research Center, operated by Rockwell International for the US Department of Energy. The conclusions of the four reports are reviewed in an introduction prepared by Rockwell International. For the Enertech 1500, rotor performance predictions closely agreed with CVT data. Yet, because of the lack of high tip speed ratio data, verification of the Glauert momentum theory was not possible. Predictions regarding the UTRC 1/3 scale 8 kW rotor did not agree well with test results. The reasons cited for the discrepancies center on inadequate airfoil section data and the varying blade pitch angles of the unique UTRC flexbeam rotor.

Not Available

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydropower Research & Development | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Development Hydropower Research & Development Hydropower Research & Development The Water Power Program's hydropower research and development (R&D) efforts focus on advancing...

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Control strategies of doubly fed induction generator-based wind turbine system with new rotor current protection topology  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A protection scheme of a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) based wind turbine system during faults is crowbar activation. With this protection the rotor side converter (RSC) is temporarily disconnected and its vector control over the stator active and reactive power is lost leading to poor power quality at the point of common coupling (PCC). This paper presents a new protection scheme for transient rotor current to improve the performance of DFIG during grid disturbance. The new scheme consisting of a crowbar and series circuit is connected between the rotor windings and RSC to enhance the low voltage ride-through capability of DFIG. The proposed scheme successfully limits the transient rotor current and dc-link voltage and a disconnection of RSC from the rotor windings is avoided during fault. Additionally RSC and grid-side converter controllers are modified to improve the voltage at PCC. Simulations on matlab/Simulink verify the effectiveness of the proposed scheme.

Jackson John Justo; Kyoung-Soo Ro

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydropower Resource Assessment of Brazilian Streams  

SciTech Connect

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) with the assistance of the Empresa de Pesquisa Energetica (EPE) and the Agencia Nacional de Energia Electrica (ANEEL) has performed a comprehensive assessment of the hydropower potential of all Brazilian natural streams. The methodology by which the assessment was performed is described. The results of the assessment are presented including an estimate of the hydropower potential for all of Brazil, and the spatial distribution of hydropower potential thus providing results on a state by state basis. The assessment results have been incorporated into a geographic information system (GIS) application for the Internet called the Virtual Hydropower Prospector do Brasil. VHP do Brasil displays potential hydropower sites on a map of Brazil in the context of topography and hydrography, existing power and transportation infrastructure, populated places and political boundaries, and land use. The features of the application, which includes tools for finding and selecting potential hydropower sites and other features and displaying their attributes, is fully described.

Douglas G. Hall

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benefits of Hydropower  

K-12 Energy Lesson Plans and Activities Web site (EERE)

There are many advantages to hydropower than conventional methods of generating electricity, from being a renewable, sustainable resource, to being a reliable back-up source of energy when there are disruptions to electricity.

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Hydropower Memorandum of Understanding  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

On March 24, 2010, the Department of the Army (DOA) through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or Corps), the Department of Energy, and the Department of the Interior signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Hydropower. The purpose of the MOU is to “help meet the nation’s needs for reliable, affordable, and environmentally sustainable hydropower by building a long

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Magnetic bearings for automatic control system of electromagnetic suspension of rotors of turbo-group gas-turbine thermal stations  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A brief overview of suspensions is given. The type of suspension for rotors of turbogenerators is chosen. An automatic control system is developed for an electromagnetic suspension of the radial and axial magn...

I. V. Zotov; V. G. Lisienko

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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hydropower | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

hydropower hydropower Dataset Summary Description No description given. Source National Renewable Energy Laboratory Date Released July 03rd, 2012 (2 years ago) Date Updated July 03rd, 2012 (2 years ago) Keywords biopower csp geothermal hydropower hydrothermal Renewable Energy Technical Potential rooftop United States utility-scale wind Data text/csv icon United States Renewable Energy Technical Potential (csv, 7.7 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period License License Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and Licence (PDDL) Comment Rate this dataset Usefulness of the metadata Average vote Your vote Usefulness of the dataset Average vote Your vote Ease of access Average vote Your vote Overall rating Average vote Your vote

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Analysis of Pump-Turbine S Instability and Reverse Waterhammer Incidents in Hydropower Systems  

SciTech Connect

Hydraulic systems continually experience dynamic transients or oscillations which threaten the hydroelectric plant from extreme water hammer pressures or resonance. In particular, the minimum pressure variations downstream of the turbine runner during the load rejection or other events may cause dangerous water column separation and subsequent rejoinder. Water column separation can be easily observed from the measurements of site transient tests, and has indeed caused serious historical damages to the machine and water conveyance system. Several technical issues regarding water column separation in draft tubes, including S instability of turbine characteristic curves, numerical instability and uncertainty of computer programs, are discussed here through case studies and available model and site test data. Catastrophic accidents experienced at a Kaplan turbine and in a long tailrace tunnel project, as well as other troubles detected in a more timely fashion, are revisited in order to demonstrate the severity of reverse water hammer. However, as there is no simple design solutions for such complex systems, this paper emphasizes that the design of hydraulic systems is always difficult, difficulties that are compounded when the phenomena in question are non-linear (water hammer), dynamic (involving wave interaction and complex devices of turbines, controls, and electrical systems), and non-monotonic (severity of response is seldom simply connected to severity of load as with vibrations and resonance, and the complexity of transient loads), and thus may lead to high economic and safety challenges and consequences.

Pejovic, Dr. Stanislav [University of Toronto] [University of Toronto; Zhang, Qin Fen [ORNL] [ORNL; Karney, Professor Byran W. [University of Toronto] [University of Toronto; Gajic, Prof. Aleksandar [University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia] [University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LOSS OF ROTOR ISOTROPY AS A BLADE DAMAGE INDICATOR FOR WIND TURBINE STRUCTURE HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEMS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

LOSS OF ROTOR ISOTROPY AS A BLADE DAMAGE INDICATOR FOR WIND TURBINE STRUCTURE HEALTH MONITORING to simulated vibrations of a rotating rotor. KEYWORDS : wind turbine blade, rotor anisotropy, Floquet analysis, OMA INTRODUCTION Blades of modern wind turbines are complex high-tech structures, and their cost

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Editorial: Time for green certification for all hydropower?  

SciTech Connect

While accrediting a large hydropower facility is intrinsically more complex and potentially controversial, it is time to review the progress made in understanding the environmental impacts of large hydropower and the development of environmentally friendly hydropower systems. Over the last two decades, many in-field, laboratory, and modeling technologies have been developed or improved to better understand the mechanisms of fish injury and mortality and to identify turbine design and operation alternatives to reduce such impacts. In 2010, representatives of DOE and the US Department of Interior, and USACE signed a memorandum of understanding to work more closely to develop sustainable hydropower. One of their major objectives is to increase hydropower generation using low-impact and environmentally sustainable approaches. Given the recent scientific and technological advances that have decreased the environmental impact of hydropower and the need to aggressively facilitate development of low impact hydropower, we think it is indeed time to initiate a science-based green certification program that includes rigorous criteria for environmental protection but does not exclude hydropower based on size only.

Deng, Zhiqun; Carlson, Thomas J.

2012-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Learning - Pumped Hydropower  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Pumped Hydropower Pumped Hydropower Pumped hydro facilities use off-peak electricity to pump water from a lower reservoir into one at a higher elevation. When the water stored in the upper reservoir is released, it is passed through hydraulic turbines to generate electricity. The off-peak electrical energy used to pump the water up hill can be stored indefinitely as gravitational energy in the upper reservoir. Thus, two reservoirs in combination can be used to store electrical energy for a long period of time, and in large quantities. Utilities generally prefer to operate large coal and nuclear power stations at full power all the time (referred to as "baseload generation"), so in the middle of the night, these plants often produce more power than is needed. Pumped hydro energy storage can be used to smooth out the demand

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How Hydropower Works | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

How Hydropower Works How Hydropower Works Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player. Get Adobe Flash player Hydropower is using water to power machinery...

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National Hydropower Association Annual Conference  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Join industry leaders, state and federal regulatory officials, and key legislative staff to discuss technology, policy and future development options for the hydropower industry at the National...

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Notes 05. Dynamics of a simple rotor-fluid film bearing system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?t e Static load u Rigid shaft Figure 5.1. Rigid rotor supported on journal bearings. (u) imbalance, (e) journal eccentricity Updated 09/04/09 ORIGIN 1:= rotor properties bearing 2MK rot DATA for rotor W T 500 lbf?:= Rotor weight Load per... cR? L? ? n ? ? n ? 60000?:= effective viscosity: deg-C (actual) ?_ n ? supply e ?? T eff n T supply ? () ? ?:= Journal Attitude angle ? n atan ? 1 ? n() 2 ?? 4 ? n ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 180 ? ?:= Calculations STATIC LOAD PERFORMANCE: journal cccentricity...

San Andres, Luis

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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History of Hydropower | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

History of Hydropower History of Hydropower Humans have been harnessing water to perform work for thousands of years. The Greeks used water wheels for grinding wheat into flour...

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NREL: Climate Neutral Research Campuses - Hydropower  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

organizations that are not electric utilities. The following resources explain the fundamentals of hydropower and ocean energy technologies: Hydropower Basics: The DOE Wind...

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Dynamic Response of a Rotor-air Bearing System Due to Base Induced Periodic Motions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

.............................................................. 20 Typical base motion induced accelerations..................................... 20 Rotor speed coast down tests .......................................................... 22... ............................................................. 16 6 Photograph of connection of shaker to test rig base plate.......................... 17 7 Typical measured base acceleration in time domain. Shaker excitation frequency: 6 Hz. Rotor speed = 34 krpm (567 Hz...

Niu, Yaying

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Energy and Small Hydropower Tax Credit (Personal) | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Solar Energy and Small Hydropower Tax Credit (Personal) Solar Energy and Small Hydropower Tax Credit (Personal) Solar Energy and Small Hydropower Tax Credit (Personal) < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Buying & Making Electricity Water Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Water Heating Maximum Rebate In any given tax year, $3,500, or 50% of taxpayer's tax liability for that taxable year, whichever is less Program Info Start Date 1/1/2006 State South Carolina Program Type Personal Tax Credit Rebate Amount 25% of eligible costs Provider South Carolina Department of Revenue In South Carolina, taxpayers may claim a credit of 25% of the costs of purchasing and installing a solar energy system or small hydropower system

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Solar Energy and Small Hydropower Tax Credit (Corporate) | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Solar Energy and Small Hydropower Tax Credit (Corporate) Solar Energy and Small Hydropower Tax Credit (Corporate) Solar Energy and Small Hydropower Tax Credit (Corporate) < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Buying & Making Electricity Water Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Water Heating Maximum Rebate In any given tax year, $3,500, or 50% of taxpayer's tax liability for that taxable year, whichever is less Program Info Start Date 1/1/2006 State South Carolina Program Type Corporate Tax Credit Rebate Amount 25% of eligible costs Provider South Carolina Department of Revenue In South Carolina, taxpayers may claim a credit of 25% of the costs of purchasing and installing a solar energy system or small hydropower system

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Small Businesses Key in Hydropower Tech Advancement | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Businesses Key in Hydropower Tech Advancement Businesses Key in Hydropower Tech Advancement Small Businesses Key in Hydropower Tech Advancement September 6, 2011 - 2:59pm Addthis Earlier today, the Department of Energy and the Department of Interior announced nearly $17 million in funding over the next three years to advance hydropower technology. The funding announced today will go to sixteen innovative projects around the country, including sustainable small hydro projects, like the ones from Hydro Green Energy, a small business that handles hydroelectric power generation and power and communication line construction. The company, which has eight employees currently, has been awarded funding for two projects. Near Space Systems, a Colorado Springs-based company, is a service-disabled veteran-owned business with a manufacturing focus that's

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Rotor dynamic analysis of multi-line systems using the polynomial transfer matrix method  

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COEFFICIENTS 66 APPENDIX 3 - PROGRAM TEST CASES 72 VITA 90 LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE Page 1 - Two Line Rotor Model and Station 10 2 ? X-Z Plane Sign Convention 12 3 - Y-Z Plane Sign Convention 4 ? Mass Station Transfer Matrix 5 ? Beam Station Transfer... inch Diameter Shaft Free-Free Case 75 3 - Three Disk Rotor Critical Speeds - No Foundations 76 4 - 3 Disk Rotor Natural Frequencies With Foundations 78 5 - 2 inch Shaft Model With Foundations 82 6 ? Roots Before Dividing Out Correction Polynomial 83...

Troxler, Paul Joseph

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Pumped Storage Hydropower (Detailed Analysis to Demonstrate Value...  

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Pumped Storage Hydropower (Detailed Analysis to Demonstrate Value)-Modeling and Analysis of Value of Advanced Pumped Storage Hydropower in the U.S. Pumped Storage Hydropower...

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Identification of rotordynamic forces in a flexible rotor system using magnetic bearings  

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Methods are presented for parameter identification of an annular gas seal on a flexiblerotor test rig. Dynamic loads are applied by magnetic bearings (MBs) that support the rotor. MB forces are measured using fiber-optic strain gauges...

Zutavern, Zachary Scott

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Spinning rotor gauge based vacuum gauge calibration system at the Institute for Plasma Research (IPR)  

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The Steady-state Superconducting Tokamak (SST-1) is an indigenously built medium sized fusion device at IPR designed for plasma duration of 1000 seconds. It consists of two large vacuum chambers – Vacuum Vessel (16 m3) and Cryostat (39 m3) which will be pumped to UHV and HV pressures respectively using a set of turbo molecular pumps, Cryo-pumps and Roots pumps. The total as well as the partial pressure measurement in these chambers will be carried out using a set of Pirani gauges, Bayard Alpert type gauges, Capacitance manometers and Residual Gas Analyzers (RGA). A reliable and accurate pressure measurement is essential for successful operation of SST-1 machine. For this purpose a gauge calibration system is set up in SST-1 Vacuum laboratory based on Spinning Rotor Gauge which can measure absolute pressure in the range 1.0 mbar to 1.0 ? 10?7 mbar. This system is designed to calibrate up to five gauges simultaneously for different gases in different operating pressure ranges of the gauges. This paper discusses the experimental set-up and the procedure adopted for the calibration of such vacuum gauges.

Pratibha Semwal; Ziauddin Khan; Kalpesh R Dhanani; Firozkhan S Pathan; Siju George; Dilip C Raval; Prashant L Thankey; Yuvakiran Paravastu; Himabindu M

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydropower Basics | Department of Energy  

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Basics Hydropower Basics Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player. Get Adobe Flash player Most people associate water power with the Hoover Dam -- a huge...

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Hydropower Technology Basics | Department of Energy  

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Hydropower Technology Basics Hydropower Technology Basics Hydropower Technology Basics August 14, 2013 - 3:03pm Addthis Text Version Photo of the reservoir in front of a hydropower dam. Hydropower, or hydroelectric power, is the most common and least expensive source of renewable electricity in the United States today. According to the Energy Information Administration, more than 6% of the country's electricity was produced from hydropower resources in 2008, and about 70% of all renewable electricity generated in the United States came from hydropower resources. Hydropower technologies have a long history of use because of their many benefits, including high availability and lack of emissions. Hydropower technologies use flowing water to create energy that can be captured and turned into electricity. Both large and small-scale power

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Hydropower Technology Basics | Department of Energy  

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Hydropower Technology Basics Hydropower Technology Basics Hydropower Technology Basics August 14, 2013 - 3:03pm Addthis Text Version Photo of the reservoir in front of a hydropower dam. Hydropower, or hydroelectric power, is the most common and least expensive source of renewable electricity in the United States today. According to the Energy Information Administration, more than 6% of the country's electricity was produced from hydropower resources in 2008, and about 70% of all renewable electricity generated in the United States came from hydropower resources. Hydropower technologies have a long history of use because of their many benefits, including high availability and lack of emissions. Hydropower technologies use flowing water to create energy that can be captured and turned into electricity. Both large and small-scale power

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Separators for flywheel rotors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A separator forms a connection between the rotors of a concentric rotor assembly. This separator allows for the relatively free expansion of outer rotors away from inner rotors while providing a connection between the rotors that is strong enough to prevent disassembly. The rotor assembly includes at least two rotors referred to as inner and outer flywheel rings or rotors. This combination of inner flywheel ring, separator, and outer flywheel ring may be nested to include an arbitrary number of concentric rings. The separator may be a segmented or continuous ring that abuts the ends of the inner rotor and the inner bore of the outer rotor. It is supported against centrifugal loads by the outer rotor and is affixed to the outer rotor. The separator is allowed to slide with respect to the inner rotor. It is made of a material that has a modulus of elasticity that is lower than that of the rotors. 10 figs.

Bender, D.A.; Kuklo, T.C.

1998-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Separators for flywheel rotors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A separator forms a connection between the rotors of a concentric rotor assembly. This separator allows for the relatively free expansion of outer rotors away from inner rotors while providing a connection between the rotors that is strong enough to prevent disassembly. The rotor assembly includes at least two rotors referred to as inner and outer flywheel rings or rotors. This combination of inner flywheel ring, separator, and outer flywheel ring may be nested to include an arbitrary number of concentric rings. The separator may be a segmented or continuous ring that abuts the ends of the inner rotor and the inner bore of the outer rotor. It is supported against centrifugal loads by the outer rotor and is affixed to the outer rotor. The separator is allowed to slide with respect to the inner rotor. It is made of a material that has a modulus of elasticity that is lower than that of the rotors.

Bender, Donald A. (Dublin, CA); Kuklo, Thomas C. (Oakdale, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE: Quantifying the Value of Hydropower in the Electric Grid  

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The report summarizes research to Quantify the Value of Hydropower in the Electric Grid. This 3-year DOE study focused on defining value of hydropower assets in a changing electric grid. Methods are described for valuation and planning of pumped storage and conventional hydropower. The project team conducted plant case studies, electric system modeling, market analysis, cost data gathering, and evaluations of operating strategies and constraints. Five other reports detailing these research results are available a project website, www.epri.com/hydrogrid. With increasing deployment of wind and solar renewable generation, many owners, operators, and developers of hydropower have recognized the opportunity to provide more flexibility and ancillary services to the electric grid. To quantify value of services, this study focused on the Western Electric Coordinating Council region. A security-constrained, unit commitment and economic dispatch model was used to quantify the role of hydropower for several future energy scenarios up to 2020. This hourly production simulation considered transmission requirements to deliver energy, including future expansion plans. Both energy and ancillary service values were considered. Addressing specifically the quantification of pumped storage value, no single value stream dominated predicted plant contributions in various energy futures. Modeling confirmed that service value depends greatly on location and on competition with other available grid support resources. In this summary, ten different value streams related to hydropower are described. These fell into three categories; operational improvements, new technologies, and electricity market opportunities. Of these ten, the study was able to quantify a monetary value in six by applying both present day and future scenarios for operating the electric grid. This study confirmed that hydropower resources across the United States contribute significantly to operation of the grid in terms of energy, capacity, and ancillary services. Many potential improvements to existing hydropower plants were found to be cost-effective. Pumped storage is the most likely form of large new hydro asset expansions in the U.S. however, justifying investments in new pumped storage plants remains very challenging with current electricity market economics. Even over a wide range of possible energy futures, up to 2020, no energy future was found to bring quantifiable revenues sufficient to cover estimated costs of plant construction. Value streams not quantified in this study may provide a different cost-benefit balance and an economic tipping point for hydro. Future studies are essential in the quest to quantify the full potential value. Additional research should consider the value of services provided by advanced storage hydropower and pumped storage at smaller time steps for integration of variable renewable resources, and should include all possible value streams such as capacity value and portfolio benefits i.e.; reducing cycling on traditional generation.

None

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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EA-1933: Yakama Nation Drop 4 Hydropower Project, Yakama Nation  

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933: Yakama Nation Drop 4 Hydropower Project, Yakama Nation 933: Yakama Nation Drop 4 Hydropower Project, Yakama Nation Reservation, WA EA-1933: Yakama Nation Drop 4 Hydropower Project, Yakama Nation Reservation, WA SUMMARY DOE is a cooperating agency with the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs as a lead agency for the preparation of an EA to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of a proposal by the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation Department of Natural Resources to install an inline turbine on the Wapato Irrigation Project (WIP) Main Canal to generate approximately one megawatt of supplemental hydroelectric power. The Main Canal is a non-fish bearing irrigation canal within the WIP water conveyance system. The project site is located two miles southwest of Harrah, Washington.

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Federal Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower/Resources | Open Energy  

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Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower/Resources Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower/Resources < Federal Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower Jump to: navigation, search Federal Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower Hydroelectric-collage2.jpg Home Federal Inland Hydropower Working Group Participating Agencies Resources MOU Related Resources Hydropower Resources Assessment at Existing Reclamation Facilities An Assessment of Energy Potential at Non-Powered Dams in the United States Assessment of Potential Capacity Increases at Existing Hydropower Plants Site Inventory and Hydropower Energy Assessment of Reclamation Owned Conduits Potential Hydroelectric Development at Existing Federal Facilities Advanced Conventional Hydropower Planning and Operation Analysis Tools The Integrated Basin-Scale Opportunity Assessment Initiative, FY

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Control of a DFIG-based wind energy conversion system operating under harmonically distorted unbalanced grid voltage along with nonsinusoidal rotor injection conditions  

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Abstract In this study, novel hybrid proportional-integral-harmonic resonant (PI-R) controllers implemented in the both (dq)+ and rotor (?r?r) reference frames are presented to control a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG)-based wind power generation system operating simultaneously under the three conditions which are nonsinusoidal rotor voltage injection, harmonically distorted grid voltage, and unbalanced grid voltage. The contribution of this work is to present a novel control scheme implemented in the both (dq)+ and rotor (?r?r) reference frames by considering all the three mentioned conditions (no one or two of them). It will be shown that the proposed control scheme keeps the DFIG in an acceptable operation margin and furthermore, it eliminates all harmonics and pulsations components from the stator and the rotor circuits when the DFIG operates under harmonically distorted unbalanced grid voltage along with quasi-sine rotor injection conditions. The proposed control scheme is simulated in MATLAB/Simulink and simulated results are presented to validate the theoretical results. Although this work is carried out under the three mentioned conditions and other related works have been reported under only one condition, comparison between the results of this work and other works is performed to prove the excellent performances of the proposed control scheme.

Hassan Fathabadi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Hydropower Reservoir Operation with Environmental Requirements MARCELO ALBERTO OLIVARES  

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Optimal Hydropower Reservoir Operation with Environmental Requirements By MARCELO ALBERTO OLIVARES Engineering Optimal Hydropower Reservoir Operation with Environmental Requirements Abstract Engineering solutions to the environmental impacts of hydropower operations on downstream aquatic ecosystem are studied

Lund, Jay R.

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE Hydropower development in the lower Mekong basin  

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE Hydropower development in the lower Mekong basin: alternative approaches to deal hydropower generation and potentially irreversible negative impacts on the ecosystems that provide hydropower generation and potentially irreversible negative impacts on the ecosystems that provide

Vermont, University of

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Sensor Fish Re-design to Support Advance Hydropower Development...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sensor Fish Re-design to Support Advance Hydropower Development Sensor Fish Re-design to Support Advance Hydropower Development Sensor Fish Re-design to Support Advance Hydropower...

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Hydropower Resource Assessment and Characterization | Department...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Assessment and Characterization Hydropower Resource Assessment and Characterization The Water Power Program has released reports and maps that assess the total technically...

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Hydropower Market Acceleration and Deployment | Department of...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Impacts and Mitigation Hydropower can have adverse environmental impacts on fish populations and migrations, on water quality in reservoirs and downstream from dams,...

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Hydropower and Ocean Energy Resources and Technologies  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This page provides a brief overview of hydropower and ocean energy resources and technologies supplemented by specific information to apply these technologies within the Federal sector.

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Federal Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower/Federal Inland  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Federal Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower/Federal Inland Hydropower Working Group < Federal Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower Jump to: navigation, search Federal Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower Hydroelectric-collage2.jpg Home Federal Inland Hydropower Working Group Participating Agencies Resources Federal Inland Hydropower Working Group The Federal Inland Hydropower Working Group is made up of 15 federal entities involved in the regulation, management, or development of hydropower resources (including hydrokinetics) in rivers and streams of the

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Federal Energy Management Program: Hydropower and Ocean Energy Resources  

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Hydropower and Hydropower and Ocean Energy Resources and Technologies to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Hydropower and Ocean Energy Resources and Technologies on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Hydropower and Ocean Energy Resources and Technologies on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Hydropower and Ocean Energy Resources and Technologies on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Hydropower and Ocean Energy Resources and Technologies on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Hydropower and Ocean Energy Resources and Technologies on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Hydropower and Ocean Energy Resources and Technologies on AddThis.com... Energy-Efficient Products

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Quantifying the Value of Hydropower in the Electric Grid: Final...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

research to Quantify the Value of Hydropower in the Electric Grid. This 3-year DOE study focused on defining value of hydropower assets in a changing electric grid....

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Economics of Hydropower Plants  

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The feed-in tariff scheme, as its name suggests is based ... plant. The most important aspect of a feed-in tariff system is that the grid operator cannot ... stations must reduce their power generation. The feed-in

Prof. Dr.-Ing Hermann-Josef Wagner…

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Considering Climate Change in Hydropower Relicensing  

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Considering Climate Change in Hydropower Relicensing ENVIRONMENTAL AREA RESEARCH PIER Environmental climate change when relicensing hydropower units, stating that there is a lack of scientific information this project, researchers are conducting an environmental study on climate change for the Yuba River

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U.S. Hydropower Resource Assessment - California  

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The U.S. Department of Energy is developing an estimate of the underdeveloped hydropower potential in the United States. For this purpose, the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory developed a computer model called Hydropower Evaluation Software (HES). HES measures the undeveloped hydropower resources available in the United States, using uniform criteria for measurement. The software was developed and tested using hydropower information and data provided by the Southwestern Power Administration. It is a menu-driven program that allows the personal computer user to assign environmental attributes to potential hydropower sites, calculate development suitability factors for each site based on the environmental attributes present, and generate reports based on these suitability factors. This report describes the resource assessment results for the State of California.

A. M. Conner; B. N. Rinehart; J. E. Francfort

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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US hydropower resource assessment for Utah  

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The Department of Energy is developing an estimate of the hydropower development potential in this country. The Hydropower Evaluation Software (HES) is a computer model that was developed by the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory for this purpose. The HES measures the potential hydropower resources available in the United States, using uniform criteria for measurement. The software was developed and tested using hydropower information and data provided by the Southwestern Power Administration. It is a dBASE menu-driven software application that allows the personal computer user to assign environmental attributes to potential hydropower sites, calculate development suitability factors for each site based on the environmental attributes present, and generate reports based on these suitability factors. This report details the resource assessment results for the state of Utah.

Francfort, J.E.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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US hydropower resource assessment for Colorado  

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The US Department of Energy is developing an estimate of the hydropower development potential in this country. Hydropower Evaluation Software (HES) is a computer model that was developed by the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory for this purpose. HES measures the potential hydropower resources available in the United States, using uniform criteria for measurement. The software was developed and tested using hydropower information and data provided by the Southwestern Power Administration. It is a dBASE, menu-driven software application. HES allows the personal computer user to assign environmental attributes to potential hydropower sites, calculate development suitability factors for each site based on the environmental attributes present, and generate reports based on these suitability factors. This report details the resource assessment results for the State of Colorado.

Francfort, J.E.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydropower: Setting a Course for Our Energy Future  

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Hydropower is an annual publication that provides an overview of the Department of Energy's Hydropower Program. The mission of the program is to conduct research and development that will increase the technical, societal, and environmental benefits of hydropower and provide cost-competitive technologies that enable the development of new and incremental hydropower capacity.

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2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Substantially parallel flux uncluttered rotor machines  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A permanent magnet-less and brushless synchronous system includes a stator that generates a magnetic rotating field when sourced by polyphase alternating currents. An uncluttered rotor is positioned within the magnetic rotating field and is spaced apart from the stator. An excitation core is spaced apart from the stator and the uncluttered rotor and magnetically couples the uncluttered rotor. The brushless excitation source generates a magnet torque by inducing magnetic poles near an outer peripheral surface of the uncluttered rotor, and the stator currents also generate a reluctance torque by a reaction of the difference between the direct and quadrature magnetic paths of the uncluttered rotor. The system can be used either as a motor or a generator

Hsu, John S.

2012-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Technologies/Wave Rotor | Open Energy Information  

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Rotor Rotor < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Wave Rotor.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Ecofys Subsidiary of Econcern Project(s) where this technology is utilized *MHK Projects/C Energy Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Axial Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 5/6: System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration Technology Description The Wave Rotor uses a combined Darrieus-Wells rotor, which is contained on the same vertical axis of rotation. These are respectively omni- and bi-directional rotors that can operate in currents of changing directions. The Wave Rotor is mounted on a platform to allow for the capture of wave energy from circulating water particles created by local currents. Since it uses two types of rotor on a single axis of rotation it is able to convert not only tidal currents, but also waves into electricity.

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Hydropower'10 6th International Hydropower Conference, 13 February 2010, Troms, NORWAY Understanding Future Climate Impacts on Scotland's  

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Hydropower'10 ­ 6th International Hydropower Conference, 13 February 2010, Tromsø, NORWAY Understanding Future Climate Impacts on Scotland's Hydropower Resource Niall Duncan*, Gareth. P. Harrison and A energy by 2020. As hydropower currently makes up over 10% (1383 MW) of Scotland's installed generation

Harrison, Gareth

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Reliability of steam-turbine rotors. Task 1. Lifetime prediction analysis system. Final report. [Using STRAP and SAFER computer codes and boresonic data  

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Task 1 of RP 502, Reliability of Steam Turbine Rotors, resulted in the development of a computerized lifetime prediction analysis system (STRAP) for the automatic evaluation of rotor integrity based upon the results of a boresonic examination of near-bore defects. Concurrently an advanced boresonic examination system (TREES), designed to acquire data automatically for lifetime analysis, was developed and delivered to the maintenance shop of a major utility. This system and a semi-automated, state-of-the-art system (BUCS) were evaluated on two retired rotors as part of the Task 2 effort. A modified nonproprietary version of STRAP, called SAFER, is now available for rotor lifetime prediction analysis. STRAP and SAFER share a common fracture analysis postprocessor for rapid evaluation of either conventional boresonic amplitude data or TREES cell data. The final version of this postprocessor contains general stress intensity correlations for elliptical cracks in a radial stress gradient and provision for elastic-plastic instability of the ligament between an imbedded crack and the bore surface. Both linear elastic and ligament rupture models were developed for rapid analysis of linkup within three-dimensional clusters of defects. Bore stress-rupture criteria are included, but a creep-fatigue crack growth data base is not available. Physical and mechanical properties of air-melt 1CrMoV forgings are built into the program; however, only bounding values of fracture toughness versus temperature are available. Owing to the lack of data regarding the probability of flaw detection for the boresonic systems and of quantitative verification of the flaw linkup analysis, automatic evlauation of boresonic results is not recommended, and the lifetime prediction system is currently restricted to conservative, deterministic analysis of specified flaw geometries.

Nair, P.K.; Pennick, H.G.; Peters, J.E.; Wells, C.H.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Disappearing rivers — The limits of environmental assessment for hydropower in India  

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The mountain rivers of the Indian Himalaya possess a vast potential for hydropower generation. After decades of comparatively modest development recent years have seen a major intensification in the construction of new hydropower dams. Although increasingly portrayed as a form of renewable energy generation, hydropower development may lead to extensive alterations of fluvial systems and conflicts with resource use patterns of local communities. To appraise and reduce adverse effects is the purpose of statutory Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and corresponding mitigation plans. However, in the light of ambitious policies for hydropower expansion conventional approaches of environmental assessment are increasingly challenged to keep up with the intensity and pace of development. This paper aims to explore the systemic limitations of environmental assessment for hydropower development in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Based on a qualitative methodology involving interviews with environmental experts, document reviews and field observations the study suggests that the current practice of constraining EIAs to the project level fails to address the larger effects of extensive hydropower development. Furthermore, it is critically discussed as to what extent the concept of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) might have the potential to overcome existing shortcomings.

Erlewein, Alexander, E-mail: erlewein@sai.uni-heidelberg.de

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Idaho National Laboratory - Hydropower Program  

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Engineering Research and Development Engineering Research and Development 1997 Alden Research Laboratory, Inc. and Northern Research and Engineering Corporation, 1997, Development of a More Fish-Tolerant Turbine Runner, Advanced Hydropower Turbine Project, ARL Report No. 13-97/M63F, DOE/ID-10571. Alden Research Laboratory, Inc. and Northern Research and Engineering Corporation conducted a research program to develop a turbine runner which will minimize fish injury and mortality at hydroelectric projects. An existing pump impeller provided the starting point for developing the fish-tolerant turbine runner. The Hidrostal pump is a single-bladed combined screw/centrifugal pump which has been proven to transport fish with minimal injury. The focus of this research project was to develop a new runner geometry which is effective in downstream fish passage and

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Brainpower for Hydropower | Department of Energy  

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Brainpower for Hydropower Brainpower for Hydropower Brainpower for Hydropower May 10, 2012 - 4:27pm Addthis Mark Cecchini-Beaver at the University of Idaho is one of ten new participants in the Hydro Fellowship Program. | Photo courtesy of the Hydro Research Foundation. Mark Cecchini-Beaver at the University of Idaho is one of ten new participants in the Hydro Fellowship Program. | Photo courtesy of the Hydro Research Foundation. Jonathan Bartlett Wind Powering America National Coordinator What are the key facts? Today the Energy Department announced 2012 selections for the Hydro Fellowship Program. This fellowship program provides participants with financial assistance and the opportunity to pursue a variety of hydropower research topics. Today, the Energy Department, in cooperation with the Hydro Research

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Brainpower for Hydropower | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Brainpower for Hydropower Brainpower for Hydropower Brainpower for Hydropower May 10, 2012 - 4:27pm Addthis Mark Cecchini-Beaver at the University of Idaho is one of ten new participants in the Hydro Fellowship Program. | Photo courtesy of the Hydro Research Foundation. Mark Cecchini-Beaver at the University of Idaho is one of ten new participants in the Hydro Fellowship Program. | Photo courtesy of the Hydro Research Foundation. Jonathan Bartlett Wind Powering America National Coordinator What are the key facts? Today the Energy Department announced 2012 selections for the Hydro Fellowship Program. This fellowship program provides participants with financial assistance and the opportunity to pursue a variety of hydropower research topics. Today, the Energy Department, in cooperation with the Hydro Research

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Types of Hydropower Turbines | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

type of hydropower turbine selected for a project is based on the height of standing water-referred to as "head"-and the flow, or volume of water, at the site. Other deciding...

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Microsoft Word - Hydropower Council Agenda 2007.doc  

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Regional Hydropower Council Vicksburg, Mississippi June 12, 2007 Tuesday, June 12 1:00 p.m. Welcome Vicksburg District 1:05 p.m. Introductions All 1:15 p.m. Presentation of the...

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Utilization of rotor kinetic energy storage for hybrid vehicles  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power system for a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine, the power system comprises an electric machine (12) further comprising a first excitation source (47), a permanent magnet rotor (28) and a magnetic coupling rotor (26) spaced from the permanent magnet rotor and at least one second excitation source (43), the magnetic coupling rotor (26) also including a flywheel having an inertial mass to store kinetic energy during an initial acceleration to an operating speed; and wherein the first excitation source is electrically connected to the second excitation source for power cycling such that the flywheel rotor (26) exerts torque on the permanent magnet rotor (28) to assist braking and acceleration of the permanent magnet rotor (28) and consequently, the vehicle. An axial gap machine and a radial gap machine are disclosed and methods of the invention are also disclosed.

Hsu, John S. (Oak Ridge, TN)

2011-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydropower and Ocean Energy Resources and Technologies | Department of  

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Hydropower and Ocean Energy Resources and Technologies Hydropower and Ocean Energy Resources and Technologies Hydropower and Ocean Energy Resources and Technologies October 7, 2013 - 9:29am Addthis Photo of water flowing from several openings in a hydropower dam. Hydropower produces 10% of the nation's energy, including power from the Ice Harbor Dam in Burbank, Washington. This page provides a brief overview of hydropower and ocean energy resources and technologies supplemented by specific information to apply these technologies within the Federal sector. Overview Hydropower has been used for centuries to power machinery, but the application most commonly associated with hydropower is electricity production through dams. Ocean energy refers to various forms of renewable energy harnessed from the ocean. There are two primary types of ocean energy: mechanical and thermal.

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1 INTRODUCTION High-head storage hydropower plants operate  

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1 INTRODUCTION High-head storage hydropower plants operate their turbines during periods of high Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland ABSTRACT: High-head storage hydropower plants

Floreano, Dario

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Energy Department Making Hydropower More Eco-Friendly  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Hydropower has long provided a flexible, low-cost, and renewable source of power for the United States—since the 1800s, in fact. Even today, in fact, hydropower accounted for roughly half of the...

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forreading. RECONCILING HYDROPOWER AND ENVIRONMENTAL WATER USES IN THE  

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O nly forreading. D o notD ow nload. RECONCILING HYDROPOWER AND ENVIRONMENTAL WATER USES Laboratory of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China conflicting uses, hydropower and environmental, using the Leishui River basin and Dongjiang reservoir

Pasternack, Gregory B.

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Huaneng Lancang River Hydropower | Open Energy Information  

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Lancang River Hydropower Lancang River Hydropower Jump to: navigation, search Name Huaneng Lancang River Hydropower Place Kunming, Yunnan Province, China Zip 650214 Sector Hydro, Solar Product Developer of hydro and solar power projects. Coordinates 25.051001°, 102.702011° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":25.051001,"lon":102.702011,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Commonwealth Hydropower Program | Department of Energy  

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Commonwealth Hydropower Program Commonwealth Hydropower Program Commonwealth Hydropower Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit State Government Tribal Government Savings Category Water Buying & Making Electricity Home Weatherization Maximum Rebate Design and Construction: $600,000 Feasibility study: $40,000 Program Info Funding Source Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust Start Date 09/2009 State Massachusetts Program Type State Grant Program Rebate Amount Design and Construction: 50% of costs or $1.00 per incremental kWh per year Feasibility study: 80% of costs Provider Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Note: This program reopened March 15, 2013. There is $1,200,000 available for Round 5; applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funding

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Boosting America's Hydropower Output | Department of Energy  

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Boosting America's Hydropower Output Boosting America's Hydropower Output Boosting America's Hydropower Output October 9, 2012 - 2:10pm Addthis The Boulder Canyon Hydroelectric Facility's new, highly-efficient turbine. | Photo courtesy of the city of Boulder, Colorado. The Boulder Canyon Hydroelectric Facility's new, highly-efficient turbine. | Photo courtesy of the city of Boulder, Colorado. City of Boulder employees celebrate the completion of the Boulder Canyon Hydroelectric Modernization project. | Photo courtesy of the city of Boulder, Colorado. City of Boulder employees celebrate the completion of the Boulder Canyon Hydroelectric Modernization project. | Photo courtesy of the city of Boulder, Colorado. The Boulder Canyon Hydroelectric Facility's new, highly-efficient turbine. | Photo courtesy of the city of Boulder, Colorado.

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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR HYDROPOWER PILOT PROJECT LICENSE  

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FOR HYDROPOWER PILOT PROJECT LICENSE Admiralty Inlet Pilot Tidal Project-FERC Project No. 12690-005 (DOE/EA-1949) Washington Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of Energy Projects Division of Hydropower Licensing 888 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20426 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 January 15, 2013 20130115-3035 FERC PDF (Unofficial) 01/15/2013 i TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF FIGURES ............................................................................................................ iv LIST OF TABLES............................................................................................................... v EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ................................................................................................

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$26.6 Million for Hydropower | Department of Energy  

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$26.6 Million for Hydropower $26.6 Million for Hydropower $26.6 Million for Hydropower April 5, 2011 - 4:52pm Addthis Ice Harbor Dam | Photo courtesy of the US Army Corps of Engineers Ice Harbor Dam | Photo courtesy of the US Army Corps of Engineers Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs Today, the Department of Energy and the Department of Interior announced $26.6 million of available funding for companies and entrepreneurs looking to advance hydropower. "By improving hydropower technology, we can maximize America's biggest source of renewable energy in an environmentally responsible way," said Secretary Chu. Specifically, funding is available for projects in the following four areas: Sustainable small hydropower Environmental mitigation technologies for conventional hydropower

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&#8220;Sustainable development of hydropower in third countries: The  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sustainable development of hydropower in third countries: Sustainable development of hydropower in third countries: The development of hydropower on a sustainable basis has been an array of humanitarian and economic development, especially for local people as well as an important tool in the fight agains “Sustainable development of hydropower in third countries: The development of hydropower on a sustainable basis has been an array of humanitarian and economic development, especially for local people as well as an important tool in the fight agains “Sustainable development of hydropower in third countries: The development of hydropower on a sustainable basis has been an array of humanitarian and economic development, especially for local people as well as an important tool in the fight against glo

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Federal Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower | Open Energy  

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Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower Jump to: navigation, search Federal Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower Hydroelectric-collage2.jpg Home Federal Inland Hydropower Working Group Participating Agencies Resources Federal Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower On March 24, 2010, the Department of the Army through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Energy, and the Department of the Interior signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Hydropower. The purpose of the MOU is to "help meet the nation's needs for reliable, affordable, and environmentally sustainable hydropower by building a long-term working relationship, prioritizing similar goals, and aligning ongoing and future renewable energy development efforts." Additionally, the MOU aims to

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Antu County 303 Hydropower Station Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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Antu County 303 Hydropower Station Co Ltd Antu County 303 Hydropower Station Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Antu County 303 Hydropower Station Co., Ltd. Place Jilin Province, China Zip 133613 Sector Hydro Product China-based small hydro CDM project developer. References Antu County 303 Hydropower Station Co., Ltd.[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Antu County 303 Hydropower Station Co., Ltd. is a company located in Jilin Province, China . References ↑ "Antu County 303 Hydropower Station Co., Ltd." Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Antu_County_303_Hydropower_Station_Co_Ltd&oldid=342210" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies Organizations

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Virtual Hydropower Prospector | Open Energy Information  

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Virtual Hydropower Prospector Virtual Hydropower Prospector Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Virtual Hydropower Prospector Agency/Company /Organization: Idaho National Laboratory Sector: Energy Topics: Resource assessment Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: hydropower.inl.gov/prospector/index.shtml Country: United States Cost: Free Northern America Coordinates: 37.09024°, -95.712891° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.09024,"lon":-95.712891,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Pumped Storage Hydropower (Detailed Analysis to Demonstrate Value)-Modeling and Analysis of Value of Advanced Pumped Storage Hydropower in the U.S.  

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Pumped Storage Hydropower (Detailed Analysis to Demonstrate Value)-Modeling and Analysis of Value of Advanced Pumped Storage Hydropower in the U.S.

107

Accelerator dynamics of a fractional kicked rotor  

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It is shown that the Weyl fractional derivative can quantize an open system. A fractional kicked rotor is studied in the framework of the fractional Schrodinger equation. The system is described by the non-Hermitian Hamiltonian by virtue of the Weyl fractional derivative. Violation of space symmetry leads to acceleration of the orbital momentum. Quantum localization saturates this acceleration, such that the average value of the orbital momentum can be a direct current and the system behaves like a ratchet. The classical counterpart is a nonlinear kicked rotor with absorbing boundary conditions.

A. Iomin

2006-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbine bearings and rotor dynamics workshop: proceedings  

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An EPRI workshop to address turbine bearing reliability improvement and rotor dynamics was co-hosted by Detroit Edison in Dearborn, Michigan on September 8-10, 1982. The 136 attendees represented a broad spectrum of US utilities, equipment manufacturers, and consultants, as well as representatives from England, Japan, and Switzerland. These proceedings contain the text of the formal presentations as well as summaries of the working group sessions which were devoted to topics of particular interest to the workshop participants. Formal presentations were organized under the following general session titles: utility experience and advancements in turbine bearing and lubrication systems; recent advancements in turbine bearing and lubrication systems; utility experience and advancements in turbine-generator rotor dynamics; and recent advancements in turbine-generator rotor dynamics. In addition to the technical presentations, working group sessions were held on selected topics relevant to turbine bearing reliability improvement and rotor dynamics. These groups provided a forum for engineers to exchange ideas and information in a less formal environment. The discussions provided attendees with an opportunity to discuss key issues in more detail and address subjects not covered in the formal presentations. The subjects of these working groups were: rotor dynamic analysis and problem solving; vibration signature analysis and field balancing; oil contamination monitoring and control; and operation and maintenance practices. Individual papers have been entered individually into EDB and ERA.

Brown, R.G.; Quilliam, J.F. (eds.)

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Los Alamos County Completes Abiquiu Hydropower Project, Bringing New Clean  

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Los Alamos County Completes Abiquiu Hydropower Project, Bringing Los Alamos County Completes Abiquiu Hydropower Project, Bringing New Clean Energy Resources to New Mexico Los Alamos County Completes Abiquiu Hydropower Project, Bringing New Clean Energy Resources to New Mexico April 21, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu issued the following statement on the completion and startup today of the Abiquiu Hydropower Project in New Mexico - the first hydropower project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to be completed nationwide. "Today marks a major milestone in securing America's clean energy future as we celebrate the completion of the Department of Energy's first major Recovery Act-funded water power project. By increasing renewable energy output at existing hydropower facilities, we can create clean energy jobs,

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Large-Scale Hydropower Basics | Department of Energy  

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Large-Scale Hydropower Basics Large-Scale Hydropower Basics Large-Scale Hydropower Basics August 14, 2013 - 3:11pm Addthis Large-scale hydropower plants are generally developed to produce electricity for government or electric utility projects. These plants are more than 30 megawatts (MW) in size, and there is more than 80,000 MW of installed generation capacity in the United States today. Most large-scale hydropower projects use a dam and a reservoir to retain water from a river. When the stored water is released, it passes through and rotates turbines, which spin generators to produce electricity. Water stored in a reservoir can be accessed quickly for use during times when the demand for electricity is high. Dammed hydropower projects can also be built as power storage facilities.

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Large-Scale Hydropower Basics | Department of Energy  

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Large-Scale Hydropower Basics Large-Scale Hydropower Basics Large-Scale Hydropower Basics August 14, 2013 - 3:11pm Addthis Large-scale hydropower plants are generally developed to produce electricity for government or electric utility projects. These plants are more than 30 megawatts (MW) in size, and there is more than 80,000 MW of installed generation capacity in the United States today. Most large-scale hydropower projects use a dam and a reservoir to retain water from a river. When the stored water is released, it passes through and rotates turbines, which spin generators to produce electricity. Water stored in a reservoir can be accessed quickly for use during times when the demand for electricity is high. Dammed hydropower projects can also be built as power storage facilities.

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Microsoft Word - FINAL 2013 Hydropower Meeting Agenda 060713  

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Board Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan Update Others SOUTHWESTERN FEDERAL HYDROPOWER MEETING The Earl Cabell Federal Building 1100 Commerce Street Red River Room Floor...

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2014 Water Power Program Peer Review Compiled Presentations: Hydropower Technologies  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This document contains the compiled hydropower technologies presentations from the U.S. Department of Energy 2014 Water Power Program Peer Review, held February 25-27, 2014.

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Conventional Hydropower Technologies, Wind And Water Power Program...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Power for a Clean Energy Future (Fact Sheet), Wind and Water Power Program (WWPP) Hydropower Projects Environmental Impacts of Increased Hydroelectric Development at Existing Dams...

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New Stream-Reach Hydropower Development Fact Sheet | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

for new hydropower development in U.S. stream-reaches that do not currently have hydroelectric facilities or other forms of infrastructure. New Stream-Reach Development...

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Anfu Guanshan Hydropower Development Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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Co.,Ltd Place: Jiangxi Province, China Zip: 343009 Sector: Hydro Product: China-based small hydro project developer. References: Anfu Guanshan Hydropower Development Co.,Ltd1...

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Laboratory Demonstration of a New American Low-Head Hydropower...  

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Laboratory Demonstration of a New American Low-Head Hydropower Turbine 68bhydrogreensmallhydroch11.ppt More Documents & Publications Real World Demonstration of a New...

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Power estimation and reliability evaluation of municipal waste water and self-excited induction generator-based micro hydropower generation system  

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This paper presents power estimation and reliability evaluation of the micro hydro power generation system based on municipal waste water. Self-excited induction generator was used in the developed power plant, situated at IIT (BHU) campus, Varanasi, India. The hydro potential of the waste water flowing through sewage system of the Banaras Hindu University has been determined for annual flow duration and daily flow duration curves by ordering the recorded waste water from maximum to minimum flows. This paper estimates output power and determines reliability indices like: failure rate, repair rate, MTTF, MTTR and MTBF of the MWW-based developed generation plant. Design parameters of the SEIG with suitable values of the capacitor have been used and recommended for improvement of the power generation quality and reliability of the system.

Lokesh Varshney; R.K. Saket; Saeid Eslamian

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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16 Projects To Advance Hydropower Technology | Department of Energy  

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16 Projects To Advance Hydropower Technology 16 Projects To Advance Hydropower Technology 16 Projects To Advance Hydropower Technology September 6, 2011 - 11:24am Addthis U.S. Department Energy Secretary Steven Chu and U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced nearly $17 million in funding over the next three years for research and development projects to advance hydropower technology. The list of 16 projects in 11 different states can be found here. Applicant Location Award Amount; Funding is from DOE unless otherwise noted Description Sustainable Small Hydro (Topic Areas 1.1. and 1.2) Earth by Design Bend, OR $1,500,000 This project will develop and test a new low-head modular hydropower technology in a canal in Oregon's North Unit Irrigation District to produce cost-competitive electricity.

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Property:PotentialHydropowerGeneration | Open Energy Information  

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PotentialHydropowerGeneration PotentialHydropowerGeneration Jump to: navigation, search Property Name PotentialHydropowerGeneration Property Type Quantity Description The estimated potential energy generation from Hydropower for a particular place. Use this type to express a quantity of energy. The default unit for energy on OpenEI is the Kilowatt hour (kWh), which is 3,600,000 Joules. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_of_energy It's possible types are Watt hours - 1000 Wh, Watt hour, Watthour Kilowatt hours - 1 kWh, Kilowatt hour, Kilowatthour Megawatt hours - 0.001 MWh, Megawatt hour, Megawatthour Gigawatt hours - 0.000001 GWh, Gigawatt hour, Gigawatthour Joules - 3600000 J, Joules, joules Pages using the property "PotentialHydropowerGeneration" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25)

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Property:PotentialHydropowerSites | Open Energy Information  

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PotentialHydropowerSites PotentialHydropowerSites Jump to: navigation, search Property Name PotentialHydropowerSites Property Type Number Description The number of potential hydropower sites in a place. Pages using the property "PotentialHydropowerSites" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A Alabama + 2,435 + Alaska + 3,053 + Arizona + 1,958 + Arkansas + 3,268 + C California + 9,692 + Colorado + 5,060 + Connecticut + 659 + D Delaware + 25 + F Florida + 493 + G Georgia + 2,100 + H Hawaii + 437 + I Idaho + 6,706 + Illinois + 1,330 + Indiana + 1,142 + Iowa + 2,398 + K Kansas + 3,201 + Kentucky + 1,394 + L Louisiana + 934 + M Maine + 1,373 + Maryland + 491 + Massachusetts + 560 + Michigan + 1,942 + Minnesota + 1,391 + Mississippi + 1,536 + Missouri + 5,089 +

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The Next Generation of Hydropower Engineers and Scientists | Department of  

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The Next Generation of Hydropower Engineers and Scientists The Next Generation of Hydropower Engineers and Scientists The Next Generation of Hydropower Engineers and Scientists August 11, 2011 - 12:31pm Addthis Hydro Research Foundation Fellows. | Image courtesy of the Hydro Research Foundation Fellowship Program. Hydro Research Foundation Fellows. | Image courtesy of the Hydro Research Foundation Fellowship Program. Mike Reed Water Power Program Manager, Water Power Program As the nation continues to rely on hydropower to help meet its energy needs, a new generation of engineers and scientists is finding ways to make hydropower technologies more efficient, environmentally friendly and cost effective. The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), in cooperation with the Hydro Research

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Event:Hydropower Africa 2012 | Open Energy Information  

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2012 2012 Jump to: navigation, search Calendar.png Hydropower Africa 2012: on 2012/09/04 "Hydropower Africa 2012 is the largest hydropower event of its kind in Africa boasting over 450 visitors from across the globe. It looks at planned projects and tender prospects for hydropower development in Africa and innovative funding solutions for projects - big and small. Refurbishment and modernisation updates of major hydropower facilities as well as operation and maintenance best practices from across the continent will be presented and discussed. Infrastructure development and African-appropriate engineering solutions to provide power to villages, rural areas and urban communities and achieving operational objectives while addressing environment and social challenges will be examined through

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U.S. hydropower resource assessment for Ohio  

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The US Department of Energy is developing an estimate of the undeveloped hydropower potential in the US. The Hydropower Evaluation Software (HES) is a computer model that was developed by the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory for this purpose. HES measures the undeveloped hydropower resources available in the US, using uniform criteria for measurement. The software was developed and tested using hydropower information and data provided by the Southwestern Power Administration. It is a menu-driven program that allows the personal computer user to assign environmental attributes to potential hydropower sites, calculate development suitability factors for each site based on the environmental attributes present, and generate reports based on these suitability factors. This report describes the resource assessment results for the State of Ohio.

Conner, A.M.; Francfort, J.E.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. hydropower resource assessment for North Carolina  

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The US Department of Energy is developing an estimate of the undeveloped hydropower potential in the US. The Hydropower Evaluation Software (HES) is a computer model that was developed by the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory for this purpose. HES measures the undeveloped hydropower resources available in the US, using uniform criteria for measurement. The software was developed and tested using hydropower information and data provided by the Southwestern Power Administration. It is a menu-driven program that allows the personal computer user to assign environmental attributes to potential hydropower sites, calculate development suitability factors for each site based on the environmental attributes present, and generate reports based on these suitability factors. This report describes the resource assessment results for the State of North Carolina.

Conner, A.M.; Francfort, J.E.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

U.S. hydropower resource assessment for Idaho  

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The US Department of Energy is developing an estimate of the undeveloped hydropower potential in the US. The Hydropower Evaluation Software (HES) is a computer model that was developed by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory for this purpose. HES measures the undeveloped hydropower resources available in the US, using uniform criteria for measurement. The software was developed and tested using hydropower information and data provided by the Southwestern Power Administration. It is a menu-driven program that allows the personal computer user to assign environmental attributes to potential hydropower sites, calculate development suitability factors for each site based on the environmental attributes present, and generate reports based on these suitability factors. This report describes the resource assessment results for the State of Idaho.

Conner, A.M.; Francfort, J.E.

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. hydropower resource assessment for Nevada  

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The US Department of Energy is developing an estimate of the undeveloped hydropower potential in the US. The Hydropower Evaluation Software (HES) is a computer model that was developed by the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory for this purpose. HES measures the undeveloped hydropower resources available in the US, using uniform criteria for measurement. The software was developed and tested using hydropower information and data provided by the Southwestern Power Administration. It is a menu-driven program that allows the personal computer user to assign environmental attributes to potential hydropower sites, calculate development suitability factors for each site based on the environmental attributes present, and generate reports based on these suitability factors. This report describes the resource assessment results for the State of Nevada.

Conner, A.M.; Francfort, J.E.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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16 Projects To Advance Hydropower Technology | Department of Energy  

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Projects To Advance Hydropower Technology Projects To Advance Hydropower Technology 16 Projects To Advance Hydropower Technology September 6, 2011 - 11:24am Addthis U.S. Department Energy Secretary Steven Chu and U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced nearly $17 million in funding over the next three years for research and development projects to advance hydropower technology. The list of 16 projects in 11 different states can be found here. Applicant Location Award Amount; Funding is from DOE unless otherwise noted Description Sustainable Small Hydro (Topic Areas 1.1. and 1.2) Earth by Design Bend, OR $1,500,000 This project will develop and test a new low-head modular hydropower technology in a canal in Oregon's North Unit Irrigation District to produce cost-competitive electricity.

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6.15 - Pumped Storage Hydropower Developments  

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Abstract This chapter details how pumped storage hydroelectric projects differ from conventional hydroelectric projects. The concept of electrical energy storage has become a controversial issue in recent years. Many questions are raised in the electricity sector: Why is energy storage needed? What are the alternatives? One of the answers is pumped storage hydropower plants, using mainly pump–turbines. In this chapter, details of some remarkable examples of pumped storage power plants are given: Okinawa Seawater in Japan, Goldisthal in Germany, Tianhuangping in China, and Coo-Trois Ponts in Belgium.

T. Hino; A. Lejeune

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GHG Emissions from Hydropower Reservoirs The role of hydropower reservoirs in contributing to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is poorly  

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GHG Emissions from Hydropower Reservoirs The role of hydropower reservoirs in contributing to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is poorly understood, but recent studies have indicated that GHG emissions; and over 5 weeks in August--September, the peak GHG emission period, during 2012. (Pacific Northwest

131

Polygonal shaft hole rotor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A laminated rotor for an induction motor has a plurality of ferro-magnetic laminations mounted axially on a rotor shaft. Each of the plurality of laminations has a central aperture in the shape of a polygon with sides of equal length. The laminations are alternatingly rotated 180.degree. from one another so that the straight sides of the polygon shaped apertures are misaligned. As a circular rotor shaft is press fit into a stack of laminations, the point of maximum interference occurs at the midpoints of the sides of the polygon (i.e., at the smallest radius of the central apertures of the laminations). Because the laminates are alternatingly rotated, the laminate material at the points of maximum interference yields relatively easily into the vertices (i.e., the greatest radius of the central aperture) of the polygonal central aperture of the next lamination as the shaft is inserted into the stack of laminations. Because of this yielding process, the amount of force required to insert the shaft is reduced, and a tighter fit is achieved.

Hussey, John H. (St. Louis, MO); Rose, John Scott (Alton, IL); Meystrik, Jeffrey J. (Webster Groves, MO); White, Kent Lee (Maryland Heights, MO)

2001-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

132

Single rotor turbine engine  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

There has been invented a turbine engine with a single rotor which cools the engine, functions as a radial compressor, pushes air through the engine to the ignition point, and acts as an axial turbine for powering the compressor. The invention engine is designed to use a simple scheme of conventional passage shapes to provide both a radial and axial flow pattern through the single rotor, thereby allowing the radial intake air flow to cool the turbine blades and turbine exhaust gases in an axial flow to be used for energy transfer. In an alternative embodiment, an electric generator is incorporated in the engine to specifically adapt the invention for power generation. Magnets are embedded in the exhaust face of the single rotor proximate to a ring of stationary magnetic cores with windings to provide for the generation of electricity. In this alternative embodiment, the turbine is a radial inflow turbine rather than an axial turbine as used in the first embodiment. Radial inflow passages of conventional design are interleaved with radial compressor passages to allow the intake air to cool the turbine blades.

Platts, David A. (Los Alamos, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydropower Advancement Project (HAP): Audits and Feasibility Studies for Capacity and Efficiency Upgrades  

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Hydropower Advancement Project (HAP): Audits and Feasibility Studies for Capacity and Efficiency Upgrades

134

Homopolar motor with dual rotors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A homopolar motor has a field rotor mounted on a frame for rotation in a first rotational direction and for producing an electromagnetic field, and an armature rotor mounted for rotation on said frame within said electromagnetic field and in a second rotational direction counter to said first rotational direction of said field rotor. The two rotors are coupled through a 1:1 gearing mechanism, so as to travel at the same speed but in opposite directions. This doubles the output voltage and output power, as compared to a motor in which only the armature is rotated. Several embodiments are disclosed. 7 figs.

Hsu, J.S.

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Sandia National Laboratories: National Rotor Testbed  

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National Rotor Testbed (NRT) includes research to quantify the degree to which the blade design load distribution influences the rotor near- and mid-wake velocity deficits and...

136

Sandia National Laboratories: National Rotor Testbed Functional...  

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"Definition of the National Rotor Testbed: An Aeroelastically Relevant Research-Scale Wind Turbine Rotor." Approximately 60 researchers from various institutions and countries...

137

Federal Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower/Participating Agencies |  

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Participating Agencies Participating Agencies < Federal Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower Jump to: navigation, search Federal Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower Hydroelectric-collage2.jpg Home Federal Inland Hydropower Working Group Participating Agencies Resources Bonneville Power Administration: caption:Bonneville Power Administration Bonneville Power Administration Factsheet Bonneville Power Administration Publications Conservation Resource Energy Data - The Red Book Bureau of Indian Affairs: caption:Bureau of Indian Affairs Bureau of Indian Affairs Factsheet Tribal Energy and Environmental Clearinghouse (TEEIC) Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) Division of Irrigation, Power and Safety of Dams Bureau of Reclamation: caption:Bureau of Reclamation Factsheet

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Reference Model 2: %22Rev 0%22 Rotor Design.  

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The preliminary design for a three-bladed cross-flow rotor for a reference marine hydrokinetic turbine is presented. A rotor performance design code is described, along with modifications to the code to allow prediction of blade support strut drag as well as interference between two counter-rotating rotors. The rotor is designed to operate in a reference site corresponding to a riverine environment. Basic rotor performance and rigid-body loads calculations are performed to size the rotor elements and select the operating speed range. The preliminary design is verified with a simple finite element model that provides estimates of bending stresses during operation. A concept for joining the blades and support struts is developed and analyzed with a separate finite element analysis. Rotor mass, production costs, and annual energy capture are estimated in order to allow calculations of system cost-of-energy. Evaluation Only. Created with Aspose.Pdf.Kit. Copyright 2002-2011 Aspose Pty Ltd Evaluation Only. Created with Aspose.Pdf.Kit. Copyright 2002-2011 Aspose Pty Ltd

Barone, Matthew F.; Berg, Jonathan Charles; Griffith, Daniel

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Planar velocity measurements in two rotorcraft flows are presented. The first is that of an isolated rotor  

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-light-based measurement system. The second flowfield is that of a rotor wake interacting with a fixed wing in a wind field. Isolated rotor in axial flight Substantial uncertainties remain in modeling the wake typical of a full-scale rotor wake. The clean periodicity of this flow allows capture of fundamental

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Property:PotentialHydropowerCapacity | Open Energy Information  

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PotentialHydropowerCapacity PotentialHydropowerCapacity Jump to: navigation, search Property Name PotentialHydropowerCapacity Property Type Quantity Description The nameplate capacity technical potential from Hydropower for a particular place. Use this property to express potential electric energy generation, such as Nameplate Capacity. The default unit is megawatts (MW). For spatial capacity, use property Volume. Acceptable units (and their conversions) are: 1 MW,MWe,megawatt,Megawatt,MegaWatt,MEGAWATT,megawatts,Megawatt,MegaWatts,MEGAWATT,MEGAWATTS 1000 kW,kWe,KW,kilowatt,KiloWatt,KILOWATT,kilowatts,KiloWatts,KILOWATT,KILOWATTS 1000000 W,We,watt,watts,Watt,Watts,WATT,WATTS 1000000000 mW,milliwatt,milliwatts,MILLIWATT,MILLIWATTS 0.001 GW,gigawatt,gigawatts,Gigawatt,Gigawatts,GigaWatt,GigaWatts,GIGAWATT,GIGAWATTS

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A Boost for Hydropower (and the Economy) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

A Boost for Hydropower (and the Economy) A Boost for Hydropower (and the Economy) A Boost for Hydropower (and the Economy) September 20, 2010 - 5:29pm Addthis The 91-year old Cheoah Dam in Robbinsville, North Carolina. The 91-year old Cheoah Dam in Robbinsville, North Carolina. Jacques Beaudry-Losique Director, Wind & Water Program There are approximately 2,400 hydropower dams in the U.S., many of which have not undergone a significant upgrade in decades. These older dams present a great opportunity to expand clean energy across the country, allowing us to rapidly increase generation capacity through the installation of new high-efficiency equipment. I recently got a firsthand look at one such effort when I helped kick off a project to modernize the 91-year old Cheoah Dam in Robbinsville, North

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New Hydropower Turbines to Save Snake River Steelhead | Department of  

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Hydropower Turbines to Save Snake River Steelhead Hydropower Turbines to Save Snake River Steelhead New Hydropower Turbines to Save Snake River Steelhead May 24, 2010 - 1:23pm Addthis Voith Hydro installed machines at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River, located about 40 miles east of Portland, Ore., that are meant to save more fish. The next-generation machines at Ice Harbor will be even more advanced. | Photo Courtesy of Voith Hydro Voith Hydro installed machines at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River, located about 40 miles east of Portland, Ore., that are meant to save more fish. The next-generation machines at Ice Harbor will be even more advanced. | Photo Courtesy of Voith Hydro Joshua DeLung Hydropower harnesses water power to create reliable, clean and plentiful renewable energy, but dams can have an unintended impact on wildlife --

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Climate change impacts on financial risk in hydropower projects   

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the financial viability of existing and potential hydro schemes. Previous work developed a methodology for quantifying the potential impact of climate change on the economics of hydropower schemes. Here, the analysis is extended to examine the potential...

Harrison, Gareth P; Whittington, Bert; Wallace, Robin

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Hydropower Results - Life Cycle Assessment...  

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of the systematic review and analysis. The majority of life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emission estimates for hydropower cluster between about 4 and 14 g CO2eqkWh. The...

145

A New Vision for United States Hydropower | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Vision has not only breadth, but depth in its approach to the future of this vital renewable energy industry. To aid in this process, Hydropower Vision Task Forces are being...

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Downstream Fish Passage through Hydropower One of the most widespread environmental constraints to the development of hydropower in the U.S.  

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Downstream Fish Passage through Hydropower Turbines Background One of the most widespread environmental constraints to the development of hydropower in the U.S. is the provision of adequate fish passage at projects. Mortality of downstream migrating fish, particularly as a result of passing through hydropower

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Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower Two Year Progress Report  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

On March 24, 2010, the Department of the Army (DOA) through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or Corps), the Department of Energy, and the Department of the Interior signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Hydropower. The purpose of the MOU is to “help meet the nation’s needs for reliable, affordable, and environmentally sustainable hydropower by building a long

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Fiscal year 1986 Department of Energy Authorization (uranium enrichment and electric energy systems, energy storage and small-scale hydropower programs). Volume VI. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Energy Research and Production of the Committee on Science and Technology, US House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session, February 28; March 5, 7, 1985  

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Volume VI of the hearing record covers three days of testimony on the future of US uranium enrichment and on programs involving electric power and energy storage. There were four areas of concern about uranium enrichment: the choice between atomic vapor laser isotope separation (AVLIS) and the advanced gas centrifuge (AGC) technologies, cost-effective operation of gaseous diffusion plants, plans for a gas centrifuge enrichment plant, and how the DOE will make its decision. The witnesses represented major government contractors, research laboratories, and energy suppliers. The discussion on the third day focused on the impact of reductions in funding for electric energy systems and energy storage and a small budget increase to encourage small hydropower technology transfer to the private sector. Two appendices with additional statements and correspondence follow the testimony of 17 witnesses.

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1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conventional Hydropower Technologies (Fact Sheet), Wind And Water Power Program (WWPP)  

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Water Power Water Power Program supports the development of technologies that harness the nation's renewable hydropower resources to generate environmentally sustainable and cost-effective electricity. Most conventional hydropower plants use a diver- sion structure, such as a dam, to capture water's potential energy via a turbine for electricity generation. The program's conventional hydropower activities focus on increasing generating capacity and efficiency at existing hydroelectric facilities, adding hydroelectric generating capacity to exist- ing non-powered dams, adding new low impact hydropower, increasing advanced pumped-storage hydropower capacity, and reducing potential environmental impacts of conven- tional hydropower production. The program's research and

150

SMART Wind Turbine Rotor: Design and Field Test  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Design and field test results from the SMART Rotor project, a wind turbine rotor with integrated trailing-edge flaps designed for active control of the rotor aerodynamics.

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SMART Wind Turbine Rotor: Data Analysis and Conclusions  

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Data analysis and conclusions from the SMART Rotor project, a wind turbine rotor with integrated trailing-edge flaps designed for active control of the rotor aerodynamics.

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Real World Demonstration of a New American Low-Head Hydropower...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Real World Demonstration of a New American Low-Head Hydropower Unit Real World Demonstration of a New American Low-Head Hydropower Unit Real World Demonstration of a New American...

153

Turning Waste Heat into Power: Ener-G-Rotors and the Entrepreneurial  

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Turning Waste Heat into Power: Ener-G-Rotors and the Turning Waste Heat into Power: Ener-G-Rotors and the Entrepreneurial Mentorship Program Turning Waste Heat into Power: Ener-G-Rotors and the Entrepreneurial Mentorship Program March 16, 2011 - 4:55pm Addthis Ener-G-Rotors' 5kW prototype system | courtesy of Ener-G-Rotors Ener-G-Rotors' 5kW prototype system | courtesy of Ener-G-Rotors April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs If you've ever driven by an industrial plant, you've probably noticed big white plumes rising from the tops of the facilities. While it might look like smoke or pollution at first glance, most of the time those white plumes are comprised of steam and heat, or what Ener-G-Rotors CEO Michael Newell calls waste heat. Mike and the researchers of Ener-G-Rotors are finding ways to use this

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Quantifying the Value of Hydropower in the Electric Grid: Final Report  

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This report summarizes a 3-year DOE study focused on defining value of hydropower assets in a changing electric grid. The study looked at existing large hydropower operations in the U.S., models for different electricity futures, markets, costs of existing and new technologies as well as trends related to hydropower investments in other parts of the world.

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Analysing Climate Change Risk in Hydropower Development By Gareth P. Harrison and Bert W. Whittington,  

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1 Analysing Climate Change Risk in Hydropower Development By Gareth P. Harrison and Bert W ABSTRACT The continuing and increased use of hydropower is a key part of the strategy to limit the extent a methodology for quantifying the potential impact of climate change on the financial performance of hydropower

Harrison, Gareth

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How Run-of-River Operation Affects Hydropower Generation Henriette I. Jager Mark S. Bevelhimer  

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How Run-of-River Operation Affects Hydropower Generation and Value Henriette I. Jager Ã? Mark S) are mandated to protect aquatic biota, (2) decrease hydropower generation per unit flow, and (3) decrease energy revenue. We tested these three assump- tions by reviewing hydropower projects with license

Jager, Henriette I.

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SUMMARY OF HYDROPOWER COSTS APPENDIX B FISH AND WILDLIFE PROGRAM B-1 December 15, 1994  

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SUMMARY OF HYDROPOWER COSTS APPENDIX B FISH AND WILDLIFE PROGRAM B-1 December 15, 1994 Appendix B SUMMARY OF HYDROPOWER COSTS AND IMPACTS OF THE MAINSTEM PASSAGE ACTIONS This document summarizes regional hydropower costs and impacts of the mainstem passage actions in the Northwest Power Planning Council's 1994

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HYDROPOWER RESERVOIR FOR FLOOD CONTROL: A CASE STUDY ON RINGLET RESERVOIR, CAMERON  

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HYDROPOWER RESERVOIR FOR FLOOD CONTROL: A CASE STUDY ON RINGLET RESERVOIR, CAMERON HIGHLANDS, Malaysia 4 Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, USA ABSTRACT: Hydropower as possible for daily hydropower generation as well as to prevent any spillage at dam. However

Julien, Pierre Y.

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Upper Middle Mainstem Columbia River Subbasin Water Quality Parameters Affected by Hydropower Production  

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by Hydropower Production Total Dissolved Gas Total dissolved gas (TDG) supersaturation often occurs during periods of high runoff and spill at hydropower projects and can be harmful to fish. Supersaturation occurs of hydropower projects on Columbia River water temperature has been to delay the time when thermal maximums

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SUSTAINABLE RESERVOIR OPERATION: CAN WE GENERATE HYDROPOWER AND PRESERVE ECOSYSTEM VALUES?y  

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SUSTAINABLE RESERVOIR OPERATION: CAN WE GENERATE HYDROPOWER AND PRESERVE ECOSYSTEM VALUES hydropower are typically operated with the goal of maximizing energy revenue, while meeting other legal water approaches. The first approach seeks flow regimes that maximize hydropower generation, while satisfying legal

Jager, Henriette I.

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Solar, Wind, Hydropower: Home Renewable Energy Installations | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Solar, Wind, Hydropower: Home Renewable Energy Installations Solar, Wind, Hydropower: Home Renewable Energy Installations Solar, Wind, Hydropower: Home Renewable Energy Installations April 17, 2013 - 1:44pm Addthis This Lakewood, Colorado home was built in 1956. Brent and Mo Nelson upgraded the home with multiple solar technologies including; daylighting, passive solar and active solar. They also have an 80 gallon solar hot water heater. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This Lakewood, Colorado home was built in 1956. Brent and Mo Nelson upgraded the home with multiple solar technologies including; daylighting, passive solar and active solar. They also have an 80 gallon solar hot water heater. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Homeowner Andrea Mitchel, with installer Joe Guasti, proudly shows off small wind turbine installed in Oak Hills, CA. | Photo by Karin Sinclair, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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Aleo Manali Hydropower Pvt Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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Manali Hydropower Pvt Ltd Manali Hydropower Pvt Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Aleo Manali Hydropower Pvt Ltd Place Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India Zip 203001 Sector Hydro Product Himachal-based small hydro project developer. Coordinates 23.42796°, 84.91112° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":23.42796,"lon":84.91112,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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A novel rotor position estimation approach for an 8/6 solid rotor switched reluctance motor  

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Switched reluctance motor (SRM) is becoming popular due to its simple construction, low manufacturing cost, ruggedness and fault-tolerant capability. In conventional switched reluctance motor (SRM), rotor is laminated. But in solid rotor switched reluctance ... Keywords: Artificial neural network, Rotor position estimation, Solid rotor switched reluctance motor, Two-phase excitation

L. Jessi Sahaya Shanthi; R. Arumugam; Y. K. Taly

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probabilistic analysis of meanline compressor rotor performance  

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This thesis addresses variability in aerodynamic performance of a compressor rotor due to geometric variation. The performance of the rotor is computed using a meanline model that includes the effect of tip clearance ...

Fitzgerald, Nathan Andrew, 1980-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbomachine rotor with improved cooling  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A gas turbine rotor has an essentially closed loop cooling air scheme in which cooling air drawn from the compressor discharge air that is supplied to the combustion chamber is further compressed, cooled, and then directed to the aft end of the turbine rotor. Downstream seal rings attached to the downstream face of each rotor disc direct the cooling air over the downstream disc face, thereby cooling it, and then to cooling air passages formed in the rotating blades. Upstream seal rings attached to the upstream face of each disc direct the heated cooling air away from the blade root while keeping the disc thermally isolated from the heated cooling air. From each upstream seal ring, the heated cooling air flows through passages in the upstream discs and is then combined and returned to the combustion chamber from which it was drawn. 5 figs.

Hultgren, K.G.; McLaurin, L.D.; Bertsch, O.L.; Lowe, P.E.

1998-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbomachine rotor with improved cooling  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A gas turbine rotor has an essentially closed loop cooling air scheme in which cooling air drawn from the compressor discharge air that is supplied to the combustion chamber is further compressed, cooled, and then directed to the aft end of the turbine rotor. Downstream seal rings attached to the downstream face of each rotor disc direct the cooling air over the downstream disc face, thereby cooling it, and then to cooling air passages formed in the rotating blades. Upstream seal rings attached to the upstream face of each disc direct the heated cooling air away from the blade root while keeping the disc thermally isolated from the heated cooling air. From each upstream seal ring, the heated cooling air flows through passages in the upstream discs and is then combined and returned to the combustion chamber from which it was drawn.

Hultgren, Kent Goran (Winter Park, FL); McLaurin, Leroy Dixon (Winter Springs, FL); Bertsch, Oran Leroy (Titusville, FL); Lowe, Perry Eugene (Oviedo, FL)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Climate Change on Federal Hydropower (Report to Congress)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in consultation with the federal Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs) and other federal agencies, including federal dam owners, has prepared a comprehensive assessment examining the effects of climate change on water available for hydropower at federal facilities and on the marketing of power from these federal facilities

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Radial-Radial Single Rotor Turbine  

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Radial-Radial Single Rotor Turbine Radial-Radial Single Rotor Turbine Radial-Radial Single Rotor Turbine A rotor for use in turbine applications. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Radial-Radial Single Rotor Turbine A rotor for use in turbine applications has a radial compressor/pump having radially disposed spaced apart fins forming passages and a radial turbine having hollow turbine blades interleaved with the fins and through which fluid from the radial compressor/pump flows. The rotor can, in some applications, be used to produce electrical power. U.S. Patent No.: 7,044,718 (DOE S-100,626) Patent Application Filing Date: July 8, 2003 Patent Issue Date: May 16, 2006 Licensing Status: Available for Express Licensing (?). View terms and a sample license agreement.

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Environmental Mitigation Technology (Innovative System Testing...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Technology (Innovative System Testing)-Deployment and Testing of the Alden Hydropower Fish-Friendly Turbine Environmental Mitigation Technology (Innovative System...

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Hi-Q Rotor - Low Wind Speed Technology  

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The project objective was to optimize the performance of the Hi-Q Rotor. Early research funded by the California Energy Commission indicated the design might be advantageous over state-of-the-art turbines for collecting wind energy in low wind conditions. The Hi-Q Rotor is a new kind of rotor targeted for harvesting wind in Class 2, 3, and 4 sites, and has application in areas that are closer to cities, or 'load centers.' An advantage of the Hi-Q Rotor is that the rotor has non-conventional blade tips, producing less turbulence, and is quieter than standard wind turbine blades which is critical to the low-wind populated urban sites. Unlike state-of-the-art propeller type blades, the Hi-Q Rotor has six blades connected by end caps. In this phase of the research funded by DOE's Inventions and Innovation Program, the goal was to improve the current design by building a series of theoretical and numeric models, and composite prototypes to determine a best of class device. Development of the rotor was performed by aeronautical engineering and design firm, DARcorporation. From this investigation, an optimized design was determined and an 8-foot diameter, full-scale rotor was built and mounted using a Bergey LX-1 generator and furling system which were adapted to support the rotor. The Hi-Q Rotor was then tested side-by-side against the state-of-the-art Bergey XL-1 at the Alternative Energy Institute's Wind Test Center at West Texas State University for six weeks, and real time measurements of power generated were collected and compared. Early wind tunnel testing showed that the cut-in-speed of the Hi-Q rotor is much lower than a conventional tested HAWT enabling the Hi-Q Wind Turbine to begin collecting energy before a conventional HAWT has started spinning. Also, torque at low wind speeds for the Hi-Q Wind Turbine is higher than the tested conventional HAWT and enabled the wind turbine to generate power at lower wind speeds. Based on the data collected, the results of our first full-scale prototype wind turbine proved that higher energy can be captured at lower wind speeds with the new Hi-Q Rotor. The Hi-Q Rotor is almost 15% more productive than the Bergey from 6 m/s to 8 m/s, making it ideal in Class 3, 4, and 5 wind sites and has application in the critical and heretofore untapped areas that are closer to cities, 'load centers,' and may even be used directly in urban areas. The additional advantage of the Hi-Q Rotor's non-conventional blade tips, which eliminates most air turbulence, is noise reduction which makes it doubly ideal for populated urban areas. Hi-Q Products recommends one final stage of development to take the Hi-Q Rotor through Technology Readiness Levels 8-9. During this stage of development, the rotor will be redesigned to further increase efficiency, match the rotor to a more suitable generator, and lower the cost of manufacturing by redesigning the structure to allow for production in larger quantities at lower cost. Before taking the rotor to market and commercialization, it is necessary to further optimize the performance by finding a better generator and autofurling system, ones more suitable for lower wind speeds and rpms should be used in all future testing. The potential impact of this fully developed technology will be the expansion and proliferation of energy renewal into the heretofore untapped Class 2, 3, 4, and 5 Wind Sites, or the large underutilized sites where the wind speed is broken by physical features such as mountains, buildings, and trees. Market estimates by 2011, if low wind speed technology can be developed are well above: 13 million homes, 675,000 commercial buildings, 250,000 public facilities. Estimated commercial exploitation of the Hi-Q Rotor show potential increase in U.S. energy gained through the clean, renewable wind energy found in low and very low wind speed sites. This new energy source would greatly impact greenhouse emissions as well as the public sector's growing energy demands.

Todd E. Mills; Judy Tatum

2010-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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IGUS Innovative Technische Systeme | Open Energy Information  

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The company produces systems for monitoring the condition of rotor blades in wind turbines, including diagnosing the formation of ice on the rotor blades. References: IGUS...

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Hydropower Potential in the Western U.S. | Data.gov  

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Hydropower Potential in the Western U.S. Hydropower Potential in the Western U.S. Energy Data Apps Maps Challenges Resources Blogs Let's Talk Energy Beta You are here Data.gov » Communities » Energy » Data Hydropower Potential in the Western U.S. Dataset Summary Description The dataset includes design elements, installed capacity, production capability, associated costs and cost -to-benefit ratios for nearly 200 water storing and conveying structures currently maintained by the Bureau of Reclamation. These data were used to support the internal study and report for assessing hydropower capability at 70 of Reclamation's existing facilities where hydropower has not been developed. The dataset can further be leveraged to support applications designed to provide a better understanding of our hydropower production potential and resource utilization.

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Top 10 Things You Didn't Know about Hydropower | Department of Energy  

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about Hydropower about Hydropower Top 10 Things You Didn't Know about Hydropower April 19, 2013 - 3:49pm Addthis Learn how hydropower captures the kinetic energy of flowing water and turns it into electricity for our homes and businesses. | Video by the Energy Department. Mike Reed Water Power Program Manager, Water Power Program LEARN MORE Stay up to date on hydropower, marine and hydrokinetic energy technologies by visiting energy.gov/water. This article is part of the Energy.gov series highlighting the "Top Things You Didn't Know About..." Be sure to check back for more entries soon. 10. Hydropower is one of the oldest power sources on the planet, generating power when flowing water spins a wheel or turbine. It was used by farmers as far back as ancient Greece for mechanical tasks like grinding grain.

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Top 10 Things You Didn't Know about Hydropower | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Top 10 Things You Didn't Know about Hydropower Top 10 Things You Didn't Know about Hydropower Top 10 Things You Didn't Know about Hydropower April 19, 2013 - 3:49pm Addthis Learn how hydropower captures the kinetic energy of flowing water and turns it into electricity for our homes and businesses. | Video by the Energy Department. Mike Reed Water Power Program Manager, Water Power Program LEARN MORE Stay up to date on hydropower, marine and hydrokinetic energy technologies by visiting energy.gov/water. This article is part of the Energy.gov series highlighting the "Top Things You Didn't Know About..." Be sure to check back for more entries soon. 10. Hydropower is one of the oldest power sources on the planet, generating power when flowing water spins a wheel or turbine. It was used by farmers as far back as ancient Greece for mechanical tasks like grinding grain.

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Review of Pump as Turbine (PAT) for Micro-Hydropower  

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Abstract — Micro-hydropower projects are the excellent alternative for electricity generation in remote areas. These projects can be installed on small streams, rivers, and channels without any recognizable effect on environment. The only problem in micro-hydro projects is the high cost of turbine, for which Pump as Turbine (PAT) is a successful solution. An objective of the present study is to review the selection criteria of PAT for various hydropower sites having different potential. Since no general model has been developed which can be used to calculate the conversion factors for PAT, so this paper focuses on the research that have been carried out in this field. The limitations of the various available models and other selection criteria have also been discussed in this paper.

Tarang Agarwal

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Flood management in a complex river basin with a real-time decision support system based on hydrological forecasts  

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, Portes du Scex,!) and in the hydropower plants "If a risk of overflowing exists, the Decision Support System MINDS proposes the optimal hydropower plants management for flood peak reduction PREDICTING FLOODS! ...taking profit of the existing hydropower schemes for reducing flood damages ...warning authorities

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Conventional Hydropower Technologies, Wind And Water Power Program (WWPP) (Fact Sheet)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The US Department of Energy conducts research on conventional hydropower technologies to increase generation and improve existing means of generating hydroelectricity.

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Characteristics of the design of the hydropower equipment of the purnari-II hydroelectric station  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

1. The experience of design works on the hydropower equipment of a hydrostation as large of a large number of su...

V. A. Linyuchev

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Announces $4.4 Million to Support Next-Generation Advanced Hydropower Manufacturing  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Energy Department today announced $4.4 million to support the application of advanced materials and manufacturing techniques to the development of next-generation hydropower technologies.

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS ON THE DESIGN OF A DUCTED COUNTER-ROTATING AXIAL FLOW FANS SYSTEM  

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[] Number of blades FR [] Front rotor R [mm] Blade radius RR [] Rear rotor CRS [] Counter-rotating system W to a conventional rotor or to a rotor-stator stage. The study of the variation of the rotation rates ratio show of the axial distance be- tween rotors does not seem to change the overall per- formances. This system has thus

Boyer, Edmond

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SMART Wind Turbine Rotor: Design and Field Test | Department...  

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Design and Field Test SMART Wind Turbine Rotor: Design and Field Test This report documents the design, fabrication, and testing of the SMART Wind Turbine Rotor. This work...

182

Sandia National Laboratories: The Influence of Rotor Blade Design...  

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National Rotor Testbed (NRT) includes research to quantify the degree to which the blade design load distribution influences the rotor near- and mid-wake velocity deficits and...

183

51-Mile Hydroelectric Power Project Demonstration of new methodologies to reduce the LCOE for small, hydropower development  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

51-Mile Hydroelectric Power Project Demonstration of new methodologies to reduce the LCOE for small, hydropower development

184

Representing Energy Price Variability in Long-and Medium-term Hydropower Optimization  

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, 2002). The output of each hydropower plant is usually small relative to the overall energy market1 Representing Energy Price Variability in Long- and Medium- term Hydropower Optimization Marcelo A Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, USA Journal of Water

Pasternack, Gregory B.

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2014 Water Power Program Peer Review: Hydropower Technologies, Compiled Presentations (Presentation)  

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This document represents a collection of all presentations given during the EERE Wind and Water Power Program's 2014 Hydropower Peer Review. The purpose of the meeting was to evaluate DOE-funded hydropower and marine and hydrokinetic R&D projects for their contribution to the mission and goals of the Water Power Program and to assess progress made against stated objectives.

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2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prospects for Combining Energy and Environmental Objectives in Hydropower Optimization Brennan T. Smith and Henriette I. Jager  

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1 Prospects for Combining Energy and Environmental Objectives in Hydropower Optimization Brennan T, we review studies that derived rules for hydropower operation by solving optimization problems driven be compatible with hydropower optimization. Given the increasing value placed on the ecological sustainability

Jager, Henriette I.

187

Micro-hydropower: status and prospects IT Power Limited, The Manor House, Chineham Court, Luytens Close, Chineham, Hants, UK  

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, Luytens Close, Chineham, Hants, UK Abstract: Hydropower on a small scale, or micro-hydro, is one productivity and lifetime. Hydropower on a small-scale, or micro-hydro, is the exploitation of a river's hydro. 1.1 Small-scale hydro Hydropower has various degrees of `smallness'. To date there is still

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Hydropower Upgrades to Yield Added Generation at Average Costs Less Than 4  

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Hydropower Upgrades to Yield Added Generation at Average Costs Less Hydropower Upgrades to Yield Added Generation at Average Costs Less Than 4 cents per kWh - Without New Dams Hydropower Upgrades to Yield Added Generation at Average Costs Less Than 4 cents per kWh - Without New Dams November 4, 2009 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced up to $30.6 million in Recovery Act funding for the selection of seven hydropower projects that modernize hydropower infrastructure by increasing efficiency and reducing environmental impacts at existing facilities. The expanded hydro generation projects have estimated incremental costs of less than 4 cents per kWh on average. The selections announced today will deploy innovative technologies such as high-efficiency, fish-friendly turbines, improved water intakes, and

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Indonesia-GTZ Mini-Hydropower Schemes for Sustainable Economic Development  

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Indonesia-GTZ Mini-Hydropower Schemes for Sustainable Economic Development Indonesia-GTZ Mini-Hydropower Schemes for Sustainable Economic Development Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Indonesia-GTZ Mini-Hydropower Schemes for Sustainable Economic Development Name Indonesia-GTZ Mini-Hydropower Schemes for Sustainable Economic Development Agency/Company /Organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Partner on behalf of Bundesministerium für Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ); Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIS Niederlande) Sector Energy Topics Background analysis Website http://www.gtz.de/en/themen/16 Program Start 1999 Program End 2008 Country Indonesia UN Region South-Eastern Asia References Mini-Hydropower Schemes for Sustainable Economic Development[1]

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Design and Implementation of a new Autonomous Sensor Fish to Support Advanced Hydropower Development  

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Acceleration in development of additional conventional hydropower requires tools and methods to perform laboratory and in-field validation of turbine performance and fish passage claims. The new-generation Sensor Fish has been developed with more capabilities to accommodate a wider range of users over a wider range of turbine designs and operating environments. It provides in situ measurements of three dimensional (3D) accelerations, 3D rotational velocities, 3D orientation, pressure, and temperature at a sampling frequency of 2048 Hz. It also has an automatic floatation system and built-in radio frequency transmitter for recovery. The relative errors of the pressure, acceleration and rotational velocity were within ±2%, ±5%, and ±5%, respectively. The accuracy of orientation was within ±4° and accuracy of temperature was ±2°C. It is being deployed to evaluate the biological effects of turbines or other hydraulic structures in several countries.

Deng, Zhiqun; Lu, Jun; Myjak, Mitchell J.; Martinez, Jayson J.; Tian, Chuan; Morris, Scott J.; Carlson, Thomas J.; Zhou, Da; Hou, Hongfei

2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic modulation effect of rotating stator/rotor interaction noise  

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order, B(k) is the number of rotor blades, (k) is the angular velocity of the rotor, (l) is the angular on the rotor blades and on the fixed parts. According to the Ffowcs-Williams and Hawk- ings analogy comes from the periodic forces on the rotor blades and the forces on the other static parts of the fan

Boyer, Edmond

192

Safety Warnings Quad Rotors (Quad-Pilot 2 F.3)  

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Safety Warnings Quad Rotors (Quad-Pilot 2 F.3) The quad rotor "quad-pilot 2 F.3" is a complicated accidents from taking place. Operation of the quad rotor should be performed in a safe and responsible not accept any liability for damage and consequent damage arising from the use of the quad rotors, as we have

Langendoen, Koen

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Small Hydropower Research and Development Technology Project  

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The objective of this work was to investigate, develop, and validate the next generation of small hydroturbine generator designs that maximize the energy transfer from flowing water to electrical power generation. What resulted from this effort was the design of a new technology hydroturbine that Near Space Systems (NSS) has named the Star*Stream© Hydroturbine. Using a design that eliminates nearly all of the shortfalls of conventional hydroturbines, the Star*Stream© Hydroturbine employs a new mechanical-to-electrical energy transfer hydro design that operates without lubrication of any kind, and does not introduce foreign chemicals or particulate matter from oil or drive shaft seal degradation into the hydro ecology. In its unique configuration, the Star*Stream© Hydroturbine is nearly environmentally inert, without the negative aspects caused by interrupting the ecological continuity, i.e., disruptions to sedimentation, water quality, habitat changes, human displacement, fish migration, etc., - while it ensures dramatically reduced timeframes to project completion. While a remarkable reduction in LCOE resulting from application of the Star*Stream© Hydroturbine technology has been the core achievement of the this effort, there have been numerous technological breakthroughs from the development effort.

Blackmore, Mo [Near Space Systems, Inc.] [Near Space Systems, Inc.

2013-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

194

Active Flow Control on Bidirectional Rotors for Tidal MHK Applications  

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A marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) tidal turbine extracts energy from tidal currents, providing clean, sustainable electricity generation. In general, all MHK conversion technologies are confronted with significant operational hurdles, resulting in both increased capital and operations and maintenance (O&M) costs. To counter these high costs while maintaining reliability, MHK turbine designs can be simplified. Prior study found that a tidal turbine could be cost-effectively simplified by removing blade pitch and rotor/nacelle yaw. Its rotor would run in one direction during ebb and then reverse direction when the current switched to flood. We dubbed such a turbine a bidirectional rotor tidal turbine (BRTT). The bidirectional hydrofoils of a BRTT are less efficient than conventional hydrofoils and capture less energy, but the elimination of the pitch and yaw systems were estimated to reduce levelized cost of energy by 7.8%-9.6%. In this study, we investigated two mechanisms for recapturing some of the performance shortfall of the BRTT. First, we developed a novel set of hydrofoils, designated the yy series, for BRTT application. Second, we investigated the use of active flow control via microtabs. Microtabs are small deployable/retractable tabs, typically located near the leading or trailing edge of an air/hydrofoil with height on the order of the boundary layer thickness (1% - 2% of chord). They deploy approximately perpendicularly to the foil surface and, like gurney flaps and plain flaps, globally affect the aerodynamics of the airfoil. By strategically placing microtabs and selectively deploying them based on the direction of the inflow, performance of a BRTT rotor can be improved while retaining bidirectional operation. The yy foils were computationally designed and analyzed. They exhibited better performance than the baseline bidirectional foil, the ellipse. For example, the yyb07cn-180 had 14.7% higher (l/d)max than an ellipse of equal thickness. The yyb07cn family also had higher c{sub p,min} than equivalently thick ellipses, indicating less susceptibility to cavitation. Microtabs applied on yy foils demonstrated improved energy capture. A series of variable speed and constant speed rotors were developed with the yyb07cn family of hydrofoils. The constant speed yyb07cn rotor (yy-B02-Rcs,opt) captured 0.45% more energy than the equivalent rotor with ellipses (e-B02-Rcs,opt). With microtabs deployed (yy?t-B02-Rcs,opt), the energy capture increase over the rotor with ellipses was 1.05%. Note, however, that microtabs must be applied judiciously to bidirectional foils. On the 18% thick ellipse, performance decreased with the addition of microtabs. Details of hydrofoil performance, microtab sizing and positioning, rotor configurations, and revenue impacts are presented herein.

Shiu, Henry [Research Engineer; van Dam, Cornelis P. [Professor

2013-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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16 R&D Projects Across 11 States to Advance Hydropower in U.S. | Department  

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6 R&D Projects Across 11 States to Advance Hydropower in U.S. 6 R&D Projects Across 11 States to Advance Hydropower in U.S. 16 R&D Projects Across 11 States to Advance Hydropower in U.S. September 6, 2011 - 3:38pm Addthis Rajesh Dham Hydropower Technology Team Lead Today, Secretary Chu announced that the Energy Department is funding 16 projects that will make hydropower production even more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly. These research projects will help advance hydropower technologies - providing clean power to Americans while creating jobs. Hydropower technologies capture water's potential energy via a turbine to generate electricity. It is the nation's largest, most reliable, and least expensive source of renewable power generation. Companies, universities, national laboratories, and local governments

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Interlayer toughening of fiber composite flywheel rotors  

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An interlayer toughening mechanism to mitigate the growth of damage in fiber composite flywheel rotors for long application. The interlayer toughening mechanism may comprise one or more tough layers composed of high-elongation fibers, high-strength fibers arranged in a woven pattern at a range from 0.degree. to 90.degree. to the rotor axis and bound by a ductile matrix material which adheres to and is compatible with the materials used for the bulk of the rotor. The number and spacing of the tough interlayers is a function of the design requirements and expected lifetime of the rotor. The mechanism has particular application in uninterruptable power supplies, electrical power grid reservoirs, and compulsators for electric guns, as well as electromechanical batteries for vehicles.

Groves, Scott E. (Brentwood, CA); Deteresa, Steven J. (Livermore, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A carbon nanotube bearing and Stodola rotor  

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A nano-scale rotor supported on a cantilevered multi-wall carbon nanotube (MWNT) shaft (Stodola configuration) is proposed. The nanotube is also expected to function as the bearing, since individual walls of a MWNT are not ...

Cook, Eugene Hightower

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - SW Regional Hydropower Conference - June 2007.ppt  

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of Engineers® of Engineers® Vision Statement Vision Statement Be the premier stewards of entrusted hydropower resources US Army Corps of Engineers® Mission Statement Mission Statement Provide reliable hydroelectric power services at the lowest possible cost, consistent with sound business principles, in partnership with other Federal hydropower generators, the Power Marketing Administrations, and Preference Customers, to benefit the Nation. US Army Corps of Engineers® Mission Statement Mission Statement Provide reliable hydroelectric power services at the lowest possible cost, consistent with sound business principles, in partnership with other Federal hydropower generators, the Power Marketing Administrations, and Preference Customers, to benefit the Nation. US Army Corps

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DOE Hydropower Program biennial report 1992--1993 (with an updated annotated bibliography)  

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This report, the latest in a series of annual/biennial Hydropower Program reports sponsored by the US Department of Energy, summarizes the research and development and technology transfer activities of fiscal years 1992 and 1993. The report discusses the activities in the four areas of the hydropower program: Environmental research; resource assessment; research coat shared with industry; and technology transfer. The report also offers an annotated bibliography of reports pertinent to hydropower, written by persons in Federal and state agencies, cities, metropolitan water districts, irrigation companies, and public and independent utilities. Most reports are available from the National Technical Information Service.

Cada, G.F.; Sale, M.J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Francfort, J.E.; Rinehart, B.N.; Sommers, G.L. [EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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File:Federal Hydropower - Southwestern Power Administration.pdf | Open  

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Administration.pdf Administration.pdf Jump to: navigation, search File File history File usage Metadata File:Federal Hydropower - Southwestern Power Administration.pdf Size of this preview: 463 × 599 pixels. Other resolution: 464 × 600 pixels. Go to page 1 2 Go! next page → next page → Full resolution ‎(1,275 × 1,650 pixels, file size: 715 KB, MIME type: application/pdf, 2 pages) File history Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. Date/Time Thumbnail Dimensions User Comment current 15:35, 22 May 2013 Thumbnail for version as of 15:35, 22 May 2013 1,275 × 1,650, 2 pages (715 KB) Graham7781 (Talk | contribs) You cannot overwrite this file. Edit this file using an external application (See the setup instructions for more information) File usage

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Feasibility of Hydrogen Production from Micro Hydropower Projects in Nepal  

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The current energy crisis in Nepal clearly indicates that the future energy-demand cannot be met by traditional energy-sources. Community-based micro-hydropower operations are considered to be one of the most feasible options for energy development. However, the power plant capacity factor remains very low due to limited commercial and business opportunities. Generation of hydrogen (H2) from the unutilized power could eradicate this problem. This new energy carrier is clean, can save foreign currency and increases the energy-security. The aim of this study is to determine the potential of H2 production from excess energy of a micro-hydro project in rural Nepal using “HOMER ” from NREL.

M. S. Zaman; A. B. Chhetri; M. S. Tango

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Statkraft is Europe's largest generator of renewable energy and is the leading power company in Norway. The company owns, produces and develops hydropower, wind power, gas-fired power and  

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in Norway. The company owns, produces and develops hydropower, wind power, gas-fired power and districtStatkraft is Europe's largest generator of renewable energy and is the leading power company countries. For our office in Düsseldorf we are currently looking to hire a System Manager Renewable Energy

Morik, Katharina

203

Dependence of hydropower energy generation on forests in the Amazon Basin at local and regional scales  

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...including Brazil, Peru, Colombia...their hydropower energy capacity over...and most other renewable forms of electricity...solar and wind energy improve their...transition to renewable energy is storing excess...however, Brazil’s discovery...

Claudia M. Stickler; Michael T. Coe; Marcos H. Costa; Daniel C. Nepstad; David G. McGrath; Livia C. P. Dias; Hermann O. Rodrigues; Britaldo S. Soares-Filho

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Huge Potential for Hydropower: Assessment Highlights New Possible Clean Energy Sources  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Energy Department’s New Stream-reach Development Assessment, conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has identified more than 65 gigawatts of untapped sustainable hydropower potential in U.S. rivers and streams.

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Energy Department Announces $4.4 Million to Advance Hydropower Manufacturing  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Energy Department today announced a total of $4.4 million for two projects in Michigan and Pennsylvania to support the use of advanced materials and manufacturing techniques in the development of new “low-head” hydropower technologies.

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Climate Change Effects on Hydropower Potential in the Alcantara River Basin in Sicily (Italy)  

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In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to hydropower generation, since it is a renewable, efficient, and reliable source of energy, as well as an effective tool to reduce the atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases resulting ...

G. T. Aronica; B. Bonaccorso

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--This paper proposes a methodology to decide the optimal matching between the size of the rotor of a wind turbine  

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of the rotor of a wind turbine and the rated power of a permanent magnet synchronous machine. This is made of the wind turbine, the gearbox's transformation ratio, the battery voltage and the wind speed probability's rated power and the wind turbine's rotor size. The system studied in this paper consists of 220 (V)/50

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Operation of a test bed axial-gap brushless dc rotor with a superconducting stator  

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A variable-speed axial-gap motor with a stator consisting of four liquid helium cooled superconducting electromagnets (two pole pairs) was built and proof tested up to 608 rpm in November 1990 as a tool for joint industry-laboratory evaluation of coils fabricated from high-temperature oxide superconductors. A second rotor was fabricated with improved materia winding configuration, and wire type, and the drive system was modified to eliminate current spiking. The modified motor was characterized to design speed, 188 rad/s (1800 rpm), to acquire a performance baseline for future comparison with that of high-temperature superconducting (HIS) wire. As it becomes commercially available, HTS wire will replace the low-temperature electromagnet wire in a stator modified to control wire temperatures between 4 K and 77 K. Measurements of the superconducting electromagnetic field and locked rotor torque as functions of cryocurrent and dc current through two phases of the rotor, respectively, provided data to estimate power that could be developed by the rotor. Back emf and parasitic mechanical and electromagnetic drag torques were measured as functions of angular velocity to calculate actual rotor power developed and to quantify losses, which reduce the motor`s efficiency. A detailed measurement of motor power at design speed confirmed the developed power equation. When subsequently operated at the 33-A maximum available rotor current, the motor delivered 15.3 kill (20.5 hp) to the load. In a final test, the cryostat was operated at 2500 A, 200 A below its critical current. At rotor design current of 60 A and 2500 A stator current, the extrapolated developed power would be 44.2 kill (59.2 hp) with 94% efficiency.

McKeever, J.W.; Sohns, C.W.; Schwenterly, S.W.; Young, R.W. Sr.; Campbell, V.W.; Hickey, M.H.; Ott, G.W. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Bailey, J.M. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlation between the precipitation and energy production at hydropower plants to mitigate flooding in the Missouri River Basin .  

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??Currently, hydropower plants serve as one source of green energy for power companies. These plants are located in various geographical regions throughout the United States… (more)

Foley, Rachel (Rachel L.)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INTRODUCTION 1.1 Aerodynamics of Rotors in Forward Flight  

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1 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION 1.1 Aerodynamics of Rotors in Forward Flight The prediction of rotor blade aerodynamic loads, especially in forward flight, requires accurate and efficient modeling of several distinct to the nonlinear interaction between the rotor aerodynamics, trim, aeroelasticity and blade dynamics. As stated

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Texas Fluid Dynamics Meeting, 2013 STABILITY OF ROTOR WAKES.  

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et al.(2000) [1] did eigenvalue stability analysis on multi-bladed helicopter rotor wakes and found, of multi-bladed helicopter rotor wake. Despite various analytical, numerical and flow visualiza- tion-scale four- bladed helicopter rotor in hover [6,7], revealed some impor- tant observations. Investigations

Tinney, Charles E.

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Modeling of a rotor speed transient response with radial rubbing  

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by an accidental blade­off imbalance. In order to assess the angular deceleration of the rotor due to rubbingModeling of a rotor speed transient response with radial rubbing Sébastien Roques1 Institut deGill Univer- sity, 817 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada Abstract A rotor­stator model

Boyer, Edmond

213

Quantifying the value of hydropower in the electric grid : role of hydropower in existing markets.  

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The electrical power industry is facing the prospect of integrating a significant addition of variable generation technologies in the next several decades, primarily from wind and solar facilities. Overall, transmission and generation reserve levels are decreasing and power system infrastructure in general is aging. To maintain grid reliability modernization and expansion of the power system as well as more optimized use of existing resources will be required. Conventional and pumped storage hydroelectric facilities can provide an increasingly significant contribution to power system reliability by providing energy, capacity and other ancillary services. However, the potential role of hydroelectric power will be affected by another transition that the industry currently experiences - the evolution and expansion of electricity markets. This evolution to market-based acquisition of generation resources and grid management is taking place in a heterogeneous manner. Some North American regions are moving toward full-featured markets while other regions operate without formal markets. Yet other U.S. regions are partially evolved. This report examines the current structure of electric industry acquisition of energy and ancillary services in different regions organized along different structures, reports on the current role of hydroelectric facilities in various regions, and attempts to identify features of market and scheduling areas that either promote or thwart the increased role that hydroelectric power can play in the future. This report is part of a larger effort led by the Electric Power Research Institute with purpose of examining the potential for hydroelectric facilities to play a greater role in balancing the grid in an era of greater penetration of variable renewable energy technologies. Other topics that will be addressed in this larger effort include industry case studies of specific conventional and hydro-electric facilities, systemic operating constraints on hydro-electric resources, and production cost simulations aimed at quantifying the increased role of hydro.

Loose, Verne W.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Vibration based damage detection of rotor blades in a gas turbine engine  

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Abstract This paper describes the problems concerning turbine rotor blade vibration that seriously impact the structural integrity of a developmental aero gas turbine. Experimental determination of vibration characteristics of rotor blades in an engine is very important from fatigue failure considerations. The blades under investigation are fabricated from nickel base super alloy through directionally solidified investment casting process. The blade surfaces are coated with platinum aluminide for oxidation protection. A three dimensional finite element modal analysis on a bladed disk was performed to know the likely blade resonances for a particular design in the speed range of operation. Experiments were conducted to assess vibration characteristics of bladed disk rotor during engine tests. Rotor blade vibrations were measured using non-intrusive stress measurement system, an indirect method of blade vibration measurement utilizing blade tip timing technique. Abnormalities observed in the vibration characteristics of the blade tip timing data measured during engine tests were used to detect the blade damage. Upon disassembly of the engine and subsequent fluorescent penetrant inspection, it was observed that three blades of the rotor assembly were identified to have damaged. These are the blades that exhibited vibration abnormalities as a result of large resonant vibration response while engine tests. Further, fractographic analysis performed on the blades revealed the mechanism of blade failures as fatigue related. The root cause of blade failure is established to be high cycle fatigue from the engine run data history although the blades were put into service for just 6 h of engine operation.

S. Madhavan; Rajeev Jain; C. Sujatha; A.S. Sekhar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Voith High Efficiency HM Rotor Energy Data, A Repulper Rotor Design Case Study  

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A recently completed demonstration project, funded partly by the Wisconsin Focus on Energy program and Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, shows the effectiveness of an energy efficient repulper rotor design compared with that of a conventional...

Aue, J.; Fineran, B.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

TIP DESENSITIZATION OF AN AXIAL TURBINE ROTOR  

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flow causes total pressure loss and significantly reduces turbine stage efficiency. Tip leakage relatedCC-63 TIP DESENSITIZATION OF AN AXIAL TURBINE ROTOR USING PARTIAL SQUEALER RIMS Debashis Dey1 of full and partial-length squealer rims in a turbine stage. Full and partial-length squealer rims

Camci, Cengiz

217

Estimating the Effects of Climate Change on Federal Hydropower and Power Marketing  

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The U.S. Department of Energy is currently preparing an assessment of the effects of climate change on federal hydropower, as directed by Congress in Section 9505 of the Secure Water Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-11). This paper describes the assessment approach being used in a Report to Congress currently being prepared by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The 9505 assessment will examine climate change effects on water available for hydropower operations and the future power supplies marketed from federal hydropower projects. It will also include recommendations from the Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs) on potential changes in operation or contracting practices that could address these effects and risks of climate change. Potential adaption and mitigation strategies will also be identified. Federal hydropower comprises approximately half of the U.S. hydropower portfolio. The results from the 9505 assessment will promote better understanding among federal dam owners/operators of the sensitivity of their facilities to water availability, and it will provide a basis for planning future actions that will enable adaptation to climate variability and change. The end-users of information are Congressional members, their staff, the PMAs and their customers, federal dam owners/operators, and the DOE Water Power Program.

Sale, Michael J [ORNL; Kao, Shih-Chieh [ORNL; Uria Martinez, Rocio [ORNL; Wei, Yaxing [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Full-energy-chain greenhouse-gas emissions: a comparison between nuclear power, hydropower, solar power and wind power  

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Fair comparison of the climate impacts from different energy sources can be made only by accounting for the emissions of all relevant greenhouse gases (GHGs) from the full energy chain (FENCH) of the energy sources. FENCH-GHG emission factors of most of the non-fossil fuel energies are lower than those of the fossil fuels that are in the range of 500-1200 g CO2/kW h(e). The improvement rates concerning their CO2-to-energy ratios of OECD countries and some developing countries are discussed, showing the low performance of the latter from 1965-1996. Detailed FENCH-GHG systems analyses are given for nuclear power, hydropower, and wind and solar power. The FENCH-GHG emission factor of nuclear power is 8.9 g CO2-equiv./kW h(e) and applies to light-water nuclear power plants. The main contributions are from milling, conversion of lower-grade ore, enrichment, construction and operation of the power plant, and reprocessing (if relevant). For hydropower an emission factor is reported of 16 g CO2-equiv./kW h(e) for the best investigated flat-area cold climate power plants. The main, biogenic, emission source is the water reservoir. The information on high-altitude alpine reservoir-type and run-of- river hydropower generation is limited. These plants could probably have emission factors in the low range of 5-10 g CO2-equiv./kW h(e). The FENCH CO2-equivalent emission factors of wind power systems are in the order of 15 g CO2-equiv./kW h(e). The main source is associated with the materials for the turbine and for its foundation. Solar PV and solar thermal power are in an intermediate range their current values are 100-200 and 50-80g CO2-equiv./kW h(e), respectively. GHG emissions are mainly from silicon, which dominates the PV market.

Joop F. van de Vate

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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File:Federal Hydropower - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.pdf | Open  

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Federal Hydropower - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.pdf Federal Hydropower - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.pdf Jump to: navigation, search File File history File usage Metadata File:Federal Hydropower - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.pdf Size of this preview: 463 × 599 pixels. Other resolution: 464 × 600 pixels. Go to page 1 2 Go! next page → next page → Full resolution ‎(1,275 × 1,650 pixels, file size: 740 KB, MIME type: application/pdf, 2 pages) File history Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. Date/Time Thumbnail Dimensions User Comment current 15:32, 22 May 2013 Thumbnail for version as of 15:32, 22 May 2013 1,275 × 1,650, 2 pages (740 KB) Graham7781 (Talk | contribs) You cannot overwrite this file. Edit this file using an external application (See the setup

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File:Federal Hydropower - Bureau of Indian Affairs.pdf | Open Energy  

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Federal Hydropower - Bureau of Indian Affairs.pdf Federal Hydropower - Bureau of Indian Affairs.pdf Jump to: navigation, search File File history File usage Metadata File:Federal Hydropower - Bureau of Indian Affairs.pdf Size of this preview: 463 × 599 pixels. Other resolution: 464 × 600 pixels. Go to page 1 2 Go! next page → next page → Full resolution ‎(1,275 × 1,650 pixels, file size: 685 KB, MIME type: application/pdf, 2 pages) File history Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. Date/Time Thumbnail Dimensions User Comment current 15:25, 22 May 2013 Thumbnail for version as of 15:25, 22 May 2013 1,275 × 1,650, 2 pages (685 KB) Graham7781 (Talk | contribs) You cannot overwrite this file. Edit this file using an external application (See the setup instructions for more information)

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Toward a Better Understanding of Ducted Rotor Antitorque and Directional Control in Forward Flight  

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of the Core Automatic Flight Control System (CAFCS) mode. Figure 1 shows a sustained, large-amplitude 1-Hz yaw ABSTRACT Despite decades of very successful yaw-control and anti-torque applications, the aerodynamics dramatic. From a handling-qualities perspective, the ducted rotor provides the loads capacity required

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Reduction of teeter angle excursions for a two-bladed downwind rotor using cyclic pitch control  

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Reduction of teeter angle excursions for a two-bladed downwind rotor using cyclic pitch control methods are based on cyclic pitch through the pitch servo system. The first method is based on a PI of the pitch regulated 5MW reference turbine used in the IEA Annex 23 benchmark. KEYWORDS: TWO-BLADED WIND

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Soft computing based optimum parameter design of PID controller in rotor speed control of wind turbines  

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Sensitivity and robustness is the primary issue while designing the controller for large non-linear systems such as offshore wind turbines. The main goal of this study is a novel soft computing based approach in controlling the rotor speed of wind turbine. ... Keywords: bacteria foraging optimization algorithm, optimization, particle swarm optimization, proportional-integral-derivative controller, wind turbines

R. Manikandan; Nilanjan Saha

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prediction of ungauged river basin for hydropower potential and flood risk mitigation: a case study at Gin River, Sri Lanka  

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A hydrologic study was performed for ungauged river basin of Sri Lanka to examine synthetic discharge relations. Rainfall-runoff relationships were used for identifying hydrological conditions of the Gin River basin. The peak discharge achieves within 4.74 hours from the onset of the rainstorm and 11.95 hours take to reach its normal discharge conditions. Stream frequency of the Gin River is 4.56 junctions/km² while the channel slope gradient is 7.90 m/km. The regional coefficient of the catchment is 0.00296. Higher stream frequency and gentle channel slope were identified as flood triggering factors of the basin. Mini-hydropower systems were recognised as the most applicable and economical flood controlling hydraulic structures. Also, it can be utilised as a reliable energy source (8,630.0 kW).

A.S. Ratnayake; A. Pitawala

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Dynamical Localization in Kicked Quantum Rotors  

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The periodically $\\delta$-kicked quantum linear rotor is known to experience non-classical bounded energy growth due to quantum dynamical localization in angular momentum space. We study the effect of random deviations of the kick period in simulations and experiments. This breaks the energy and angular momentum localization and increases the rotational alignment, which is the analog of the onset of Anderson localization in 1-D chains.

Kamalov, Andrei; Bucksbaum, Philip H

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Disc rotors with permanent magnets for brushless dc motor  

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This patent describes a brushless dc permanent magnet motor for driving an autonomous underwater vehicle. It comprises first and second substantially flat, generally cylindrical stators disposed in side by side relation; a first substantially flat, generally cylindrical rotor; a first shaft connected to the first rotor and a second, concentric shaft connected to the second rotor; and means for providing rotation of the first and second shafts in opposite directions.

Hawsey, R.A.; Bailery, J.M.

1992-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

227

Rotor for processing liquids using movable capillary tubes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A rotor assembly for processing liquids, especially whole blood samples, is disclosed. The assembly includes apparatus for separating non-liquid components of whole blood samples from liquid components, apparatus for diluting the separated liquid component with a diluent and apparatus for transferring the diluted sample to an external apparatus for analysis. The rotor assembly employs several movable capillary tubes to handle the sample and diluents. A method for using the rotor assembly to process liquids is also described. 5 figs.

Johnson, W.F.; Burtis, C.A.; Walker, W.A.

1987-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

228

Assessment of research needs for wind turbine rotor materials technology  

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Wind-driven power systems is a renewable energy technology that is still in the early stages of development. Wind power plants installed in early 1980s suffered structural failures chiefly because of incomplete understanding of wind forces (turbulent), in some cases because of poor product quality. Failures of rotor blades are now somewhat better understood. This committee has examined the experience base accumulated by wind turbines and the R and D programs sponsored by DOE. It is concluded that a wind energy system such as is described is within the capability of engineering practice; however because of certain gaps in knowledge, and the presence of only one major integrated manufacturer of wind power machines in the USA, a DOE R and D investment is still required.

Not Available

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Dependence of hydropower energy generation on forests in the Amazon Basin at local and regional scales  

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...precipitation (26). Energy Pathways. Nations must...needs for electrical energy while minimizing GHG...social and environmental costs. In the near- to medium-term...wind, nuclear, and geothermal plants. Hydropower...advances for solar and wind energy improve their competitiveness...

Claudia M. Stickler; Michael T. Coe; Marcos H. Costa; Daniel C. Nepstad; David G. McGrath; Livia C. P. Dias; Hermann O. Rodrigues; Britaldo S. Soares-Filho

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Dependence of hydropower energy generation on forests in the Amazon Basin at local and regional scales  

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...given for the turbines and generators...Nations World Water Development Report 4: Managing...Greenhouse-gas emissions from...hydroelectric development of the Xingu River...Amazon hydropower development: Risk scenarios and environmental...life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...electric supply technologies. Energy 32:1543...

Claudia M. Stickler; Michael T. Coe; Marcos H. Costa; Daniel C. Nepstad; David G. McGrath; Livia C. P. Dias; Hermann O. Rodrigues; Britaldo S. Soares-Filho

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Interface structure for hub and mass attachment in flywheel rotors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An interface structure for hub and mass attachment in flywheel rotors. The interface structure efficiently transmits high radial compression forces and withstands both large circumferential elongation and local stresses generated by mass-loading and hub attachments. The interface structure is comprised of high-strength fiber, such as glass and carbon, woven into an angle pattern which is about 45.degree. with respect to the rotor axis. The woven fiber is bonded by a ductile matrix material which is compatible with and adheres to the rotor material. This woven fiber is able to elongate in the circumferential direction to match the rotor growth during spinning.

Deteresa, Steven J. (Livermore, CA); Groves, Scott E. (Brentwood, CA)

1998-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

232

Interface structure for hub and mass attachment in flywheel rotors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An interface structure is described for hub and mass attachment in flywheel rotors. The interface structure efficiently transmits high radial compression forces and withstands both large circumferential elongation and local stresses generated by mass-loading and hub attachments. The interface structure is comprised of high-strength fiber, such as glass and carbon, woven into an angle pattern which is about 45{degree} with respect to the rotor axis. The woven fiber is bonded by a ductile matrix material which is compatible with and adheres to the rotor material. This woven fiber is able to elongate in the circumferential direction to match the rotor growth during spinning. 2 figs.

Deteresa, S.J.; Groves, S.E.

1998-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

233

Trade-offs of Water Use for Hydropower Generation and Biofuel Production in the Zambezi Basin in Mozambique  

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Abstract In the Zambezi basin in Mozambique, hydropower production is an important economic resource, with substantial development envisaged for the next decades. Irrigated agriculture currently plays a minor role, but irrigation development has a large potential and is an important government policy goal, especially aiming at the cultivation of biofuel crops. This contribution assesses interrelations and trade-offs between these two water-dependent development options. Scenario simulations under different climate and development assumptions show that adverse impacts of irrigation withdrawal on hydropower are low. Consequently, the use of water for irrigated agriculture can generate higher economic benefits than the use for hydropower production.

Philipp Stanzel; Harald Kling; Kit Nicholson

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Rotor current transient analysis of DFIG-based wind turbines during symmetrical voltage faults  

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Abstract The impact of grid voltage fault on doubly fed induction generators (DFIGs), especially rotor currents, has received much attention. So, in this paper, the rotor currents of based-DFIG wind turbines are considered in a generalized way, which can be widely used to analyze the cases under different levels of voltage symmetrical faults. A direct method based on space vector is proposed to obtain an accurate expression of rotor currents as a function of time for symmetrical voltage faults in the power system. The presented theoretical analysis is simple and easy to understand and especially highlights the accuracy of the expression. Finally, the comparable simulations evaluate this analysis and show that the expression of the rotor currents is sufficient to calculate the maximum fault current, DC and AC components, and especially helps to understand the causes of the problem and as a result, contributes to adapt reasonable approaches to enhance the fault ride through (FRT) capability of DFIG wind turbines during a voltage fault.

Yu Ling; Xu Cai; Ningbo Wang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Adaptive rotor current control for wind-turbine driven DFIG using resonant controllers in a rotor rotating reference frame  

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This paper proposes an adaptive rotor current controller for doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG), which consists of a proportional (P...? slip+ and ? slip?..., respectively. As a...

Jia-bing Hu; Yi-kang He; Hong-sheng Wang

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

E-Print Network 3.0 - aero-elasticity rotor aerodynamics Sample...  

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Summary: HVDC 12;Rotor aero-elastics and structural dynamics 12;Aerodynamics for wind turbines Flow over... and components Rotor aero-elastics and structural dynamics Grid...

237

Turning Waste Heat into Power: Ener-G-Rotors and the Entrepreneurial...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Turning Waste Heat into Power: Ener-G-Rotors and the Entrepreneurial Mentorship Program Turning Waste Heat into Power: Ener-G-Rotors and the Entrepreneurial Mentorship Program...

238

The Role of the state in large-scale hydropower development perspectives from Chile, Ecuador, and Perú  

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In recent years, governments in South America have turned to large-scale hydropower as a cost-effective way to improve livelihoods while addressing the energy 'trilemma': ensuring that future energy technologies provide ...

Zambrano-Barragán, Patricio Xavier

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Correlation between the precipitation and energy production at hydropower plants to mitigate flooding in the Missouri River Basin  

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Currently, hydropower plants serve as one source of green energy for power companies. These plants are located in various geographical regions throughout the United States and can be split into three main classifications: ...

Foley, Rachel (Rachel L.)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Estimation of rotor angles of synchronous machines using artificial neural networks and local PMU-based quantities  

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This paper investigates a possibility for estimating rotor angles in the time frame of transient (angle) stability of electric power systems, for use in real-time. The proposed dynamic state estimation technique is based on the use of voltage and current ... Keywords: Electric power systems, Multilayer perceptrons, Phasor measurement units, Transient stability monitoring and control

Alberto Del Angel; Pierre Geurts; Damien Ernst; Mevludin Glavic; Louis Wehenkel

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Disc rotors with permanent magnets for brushless DC motor  

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A brushless dc permanent magnet motor drives an autonomous underwater vehe. In one embodiment, the motor comprises four substantially flat stators in stacked relationship, with pairs of the stators axially spaced, each of the stators comprising a tape-wound stator coil, and first and second substantially flat rotors disposed between the spaced pairs of stators. Each of the rotors includes an annular array of permanent magnets embedded therein. A first shaft is connected to the first rotor and a second, concentric shaft is connected to the second rotor, and a drive unit causes rotation of the two shafts in opposite directions. The second shaft comprises a hollow tube having a central bore in which the first shaft is disposed. Two different sets of bearings support the first and second shafts. In another embodiment, the motor comprises two ironless stators and pairs of rotors mounted on opposite sides of the stators and driven by counterrotating shafts.

Hawsey, Robert A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Bailey, J. Milton (Knoxville, TN)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Development and application of earth system models  

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...potential major offshore wind power sites over the...Pollution and the Earth System. As emphasized...to im-prove), hybrid electrical vehicles, plug-in hybrid electrical vehicles...nuclear, hydropower, wind, solar, and biomass...

Ronald G. Prinn

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Stream-reach Identification for New Run-of-River Hydropower Development through a Merit Matrix Based Geospatial Algorithm  

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Even after a century of development, the total hydropower potential from undeveloped rivers is still considered to be abundant in the United States. However, unlike evaluating hydropower potential at existing hydropower plants or non-powered dams, locating a feasible new hydropower plant involves many unknowns, and hence the total undeveloped potential is harder to quantify. In light of the rapid development of multiple national geospatial datasets for topography, hydrology, and environmental characteristics, a merit matrix based geospatial algorithm is proposed to help identify possible hydropower stream-reaches for future development. These hydropower stream-reaches sections of natural streams with suitable head, flow, and slope for possible future development are identified and compared using three different scenarios. A case study was conducted in the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) and Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) hydrologic subregions. It was found that a merit matrix based algorithm, which is based on the product of hydraulic head, annual mean flow, and average channel slope, can help effectively identify stream-reaches with high power density and small surface inundation. The identified stream-reaches can then be efficiently evaluated for their potential environmental impact, land development cost, and other competing water usage in detailed feasibility studies . Given that the selected datasets are available nationally (at least within the conterminous US), the proposed methodology will have wide applicability across the country.

Pasha, M. Fayzul K. [California State University, Fresno; Yeasmin, Dilruba [ORNL; Kao, Shih-Chieh [ORNL; Hadjerioua, Boualem [ORNL; Wei, Yaxing [ORNL; Smith, Brennan T [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Water injected fuel cell system compressor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fuel cell system including a dry compressor for pressurizing air supplied to the cathode side of the fuel cell. An injector sprays a controlled amount of water on to the compressor's rotor(s) to improve the energy efficiency of the compressor. The amount of water sprayed out the rotor(s) is controlled relative to the mass flow rate of air inputted to the compressor.

Siepierski, James S. (Williamsville, NY); Moore, Barbara S. (Victor, NY); Hoch, Martin Monroe (Webster, NY)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Department of Computer Engineering Spring 2010 Boeing Wind Tunnel Rotor Flight Simulator  

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PENNSTATE Department of Computer Engineering Spring 2010 Boeing Wind Tunnel Rotor Flight Simulator the construction of a wind tunnel rotor flight simulator. The program should allow the pilot to change the rotor and comfortable simulator with the following parts: A rotor controller, a wind tunnel controller, a graphical

Demirel, Melik C.

246

AIAA-982909 Characterization of the Near Wake of a Helicopter Rotor*  

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of Technology. Abstract Vortex characteristics in the near wake of a 2-bladed teetering rotor in steady forward to be repeatable to within 1° of rotor revolution. Velocity was measured in the planes intersected by the rotor-blade blade side of the rotor. The axial velocity in all cases is wake-like, being directed towards the blade

247

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION -Part I UH60A Rotor in High Speed Forward Flight  

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rotor for a number of hover and forward flight conditions. This rotor is a four-bladed configuration.2: Geometric Twist Distribution for the UH-60A Rotor In the experiment, the blades were trimmed to eliminate the one-per-rev flapping. The rotor blade sectional twist including elastic deformation is available

248

Short-term electricity dispatch optimization of Ertan hydropower plant based on data by field tests  

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A short-term electricity dispatch optimization program required by the Ertan hydropower plant is developed to maximize hydropower production. Three field tests in various operating heads were carried out in the period of May 2009 to March 2010. Based on data of five test conditions three operating zones for units in various operating heads were proposed. A short-term electricity dispatch optimization model was developed with physical and operational constraints. Unit commitment strategy was put forward for model solution in which unit statuses and output statuses were classified. The strategy aimed at formulating better unit commitment plan according to forecasted load demand ancillary service requirements and initial operating status. The model and the strategy were verified by real cases. The results show that the optimal load distribution among units at every interval can be easily solved by the genetic algorithm based on a fixed unit commitment plan. Schedules are developed with higher average generation efficiency. Units can also be scheduled to operate for a less time within the rough zone and the second feasible zone. The proposed method is already operational for dispatch engineers of the Ertan hydropower plant to determine half-hourly schedules in one day.

Chao Ma; Haijun Wang; Jijian Lian

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Hydropower Reservoirs: FY2011 Annual Progress Report  

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The primary objective of this study is to quantify the net emissions of key greenhouse gases (GHG) - notably, CO{sub 2} and CH{sub 4} - from hydropower reservoirs in moist temperate areas within the U.S. The rationale for this objective is straightforward: if net emissions of GHG can be determined, it would be possible to directly compare hydropower to other power-producing methods on a carbon-emissions basis. Studies of GHG emissions from hydropower reservoirs elsewhere suggest that net emissions can be moderately high in tropical areas. In such areas, warm temperatures and relatively high supply rates of labile organic matter can encourage high rates of decomposition, which (depending upon local conditions) can result in elevated releases of CO{sub 2} and CH{sub 4}. CO{sub 2} and CH{sub 4} emissions also tend to be higher for younger reservoirs than for older reservoirs, because vegetation and labile soil organic matter that is inundated when a reservoir is created can continue to decompose for several years (Galy-Lacaux et al. 1997, Barros et al. 2011). Water bodies located in climatically cooler areas, such as in boreal forests, could be expected to have lower net emissions of CO{sub 2} and CH{sub 4} because their organic carbon supplies tend to be relatively recalcitrant to microbial action and because cooler water temperatures are less conducive to decomposition.

Stewart, Arthur J [ORNL; Mosher, Jennifer J [ORNL; Mulholland, Patrick J [ORNL; Fortner, Allison M [ORNL; Phillips, Jana Randolph [ORNL; Bevelhimer, Mark S [ORNL

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Prediction of Total Dissolved Gas (TDG) at Hydropower Dams throughout the Columbia  

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The network of dams throughout the Columbia River Basin (CRB) are managed for irrigation, hydropower production, flood control, navigation, and fish passage that frequently result in both voluntary and involuntary spillway releases. The entrainment of air in spillway releases and the subsequent exchange of atmospheric gasses into solution during passage through the stilling basin cause elevated levels of total dissolved gas (TDG) saturation. Physical processes that affect TDG exchange at hydropower facilities have been characterized throughout the CRB in site-specific studies and at real-time water quality monitoring stations. These data have been used to develop predictive models of TDG exchange which are site specific and account for the fate of spillway and powerhouse flows in the tailrace channel and resultant transport and exchange in route to the downstream dam. Currently, there exists a need to summarize the findings from operational and structural TDG abatement programs conducted throughout the CRB and for the development of a generalized prediction model that pools data collected at multiple projects with similar structural attributes. A generalized TDG exchange model can be tuned to specific projects and coupled with water regulation models to allow for the formulation of optimal water regulation schedules subject to water quality constraints for TDG supersaturation. It is proposed to develop a methodology for predicting TDG levels downstream of hydropower facilities with similar structural properties as a function of a set of variables that affect TDG exchange; such as tailwater depth, spill discharge and pattern, project head, and entrainment of powerhouse releases.

Pasha, MD Fayzul K [ORNL] [ORNL; Hadjerioua, Boualem [ORNL] [ORNL; Stewart, Kevin M [ORNL] [ORNL; Bender, Merlynn [Bureau of Reclamation] [Bureau of Reclamation; Schneider, Michael L. [U.S. Army Corps of Engineers] [U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Sustainable Reservoir Operation: Can we Generate Hydropower and Preserve Ecosystem Values?  

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Hydroelectric power provides a cheap source of electricity with few carbon emissions. Yet, reservoirs are not operated sustainably, which we define as meeting societal needs for water and power while protecting long-term health of the river ecosystem. Reservoirs that generate hydropower are typically operated with the goal of maximizing energy revenue, while meeting other legal water requirements. Reservoir optimization schemes used in practice do not seek flow regimes that maximize aquatic ecosystem health. Here, we review optimization studies that considered environmental goals in one of three approaches. The first approach seeks flow regimes that maximize hydropower generations while satisfying legal requirements, including environmental (or minimum) flows. Solutions from this approach are often used in practice to operate hydropower projects. In the second approach, flow releases from a dam are timed to meet water quality constraints on dissolved oxygen (DO), temperature and nutrients. In the third approach, flow releases are timed to improve the health of fish populations. We conclude by suggesting three steps for bringing multi-objective reservoir operation closer to the goal of ecological sustainability: (1) conduct research to identify which features of flow variation are essential for river health and to quantify these relationships, (2) develop valuation methods to assess the total value of river health and (3) develop optimal control softwares that combine water balance modeling with models that predict ecosystem responses to flow.

Jager, Yetta [ORNL; Smith, Brennan T [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Pumped Storage Hydropower (Project Development Support)—Geotechnical Investigation and Value Stream Analysis for the Iowa Hill Pumped-Storage Development  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Pumped Storage Hydropower (Project Development Support)—Geotechnical Investigation and Value Stream Analysis for the Iowa Hill Pumped-Storage Development

253

Research on a novel Rotor Structure Switched Reluctance Motor  

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The paper proposes a novel switched reluctance motor with improved rotor structure, in which the segment core is embedded in aluminum rotor block in order to increase the mechanical strength and easy manufacturing as well as to improve the performance characteristics and reduce the vibration and acoustic noise. The effect of design parameters on the average torque is investigated using the finite element method. Comparison with conventional VR type SRM and segment type SRM without conductive metal construction rotor show the proposed novel SRM has advantages in the torque performances and the vibration and noise characteristics. The performance is also investigated by experiment.

Lingquan Zeng; Haiwei Yu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

The 5-megawatt power plant with 126 metre rotor diameter  

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The 5-megawatt power plant with 126 metre rotor diameter #12;Design data Rated power 5,000kW Cut-in speed 3.5m/s Rated wind speed 13.0m/s Cut-out speed 25.0m/s onshore 30.0m/s offshore Wind zone up to DIBt 3 Type class up to IEC Ib / GL offshore type class I Rotor Diameter 126.0m Rotor area 12,469m2

Firestone, Jeremy

255

Development of a Low-Carbon Indicator System for China  

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provides rich sources for hydropower, Hubei Province hasapproach favors large hydropower producers and exporters

Price, Lynn

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Design of Rotor-side Controller Using Adaptive Time-frequency Method for DFIG Bearing Fault Detection  

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To ensure the reliable operation and power quality of wind power systems, the fault-tolerant control for DFIG is studied in this paper. Based on measured motor currents data, an adaptive statistical time-frequency method is then used to detect the fault ... Keywords: Doubly-fed induction generator, monitoring, wind turbine, rotor side inverter

Suratsavadee K. Korkua

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Rotational Correlation Function of Spherical Rotors and Neutron Scattering  

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......Function of Spherical Rotors and Neutron Scattering Juichiro Hama Tuto Nakamura...Correlation Effect on the Slow Neutron Scattering by Polyatomic Molecules with...A. , Kowalska A. Thermal Neutron Scattering-Egelstaff P. A., ed......

Juichiro Hama; Tuto Nakamura

1971-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Lean implementation across value stream in main rotor blade area  

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The primary goal for this project was to help expand the existing capability of Sikorsky's main rotor blade business from raw material (titanium) through final assembly. The project helped to facilitate the ongoing lean ...

Phoenix, Casey J. (Casey John)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Motor Using High Temperature Superconductor as a Rotor  

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It is found that a high temperature superconductor rotates in the rotating magnetic field at ... authors and a small motor is made using high temperature superconductor as a rotor. This motor rotates at...

Makoto Takenaka; Masaharu Minami; Kazuo Morimoto

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Optimization of cylindrical composite flywheel rotors for energy storage  

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We hope that our efforts will contribute towards the design of flywheel rotors that have higher energy densities and ... that this can contribute to a future electricity grid that can accommodate renewable energy...

Petrus J. Janse van Rensburg…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Investments in Existing Hydropower Unlock More Clean Energy ...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Act. Dedicated on August 7, Tacoma Power's Cushman Dam No. 2 features an innovative fish passage system that will help reintroduce Washington's endangered steelhead and salmon...

262

Hydropower Generators Will Deliver New Energy from an Old Dam...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

2,000 homes for a year. The project also developed and installed an innovative fish collection and passage system that is reintroducing Washington's endangered steelhead...

263

Sustainable development of hydropower in third countries: The development of hydropower on a sustainable basis has been an array of humanitarian and economic development, especially for local people as well as an important tool in the fight against glo  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

FACT SHEET: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF HYDROPOWER INITIATIVE At the Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington, D.C. on July 19 th and 20 th , ministers pledged to establish the Sustainable Development of Hydropower Initiative to promote the sustainable use of hydropower in developing countries in regions such as Africa, Asia, and Central America, and to identify potential financial resources from multilateral organizations to advance such projects.

264

Effect of a straight teeth-on-rotor labyrinth seal on rotordynamics  

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of the stiffness and STATOR AIR FLOW ROTOR STATOR Teeth-on-Stator Seal Teeth-on-Rotor Seal Figure 2. Two Types of Labyrinth Seal Configurations Figure 3. Teeth-on-Rotor Labyrinth Seal Figure 4. Teeth-on-Rotor Labyrinth Seals Installed on Rotor damping... of the test rig is shown in Figure 6. Sea 2 Eddy Probes al 90 (Plane 1) Rotor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Eddy Probes at 90' (Plans 3) Anti-swirl Vane ? Flywheel 0-Rings 0-Ring 3 Compressed Air Cannon)iona 120' Apart Labyrinth Seal Area Seal...

Zierer, Joseph John

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

265

Using a collision model to design safer wind turbine rotors for birds  

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A mathematical model for collisions between birds and propeller-type turbine rotors identifies the variables that can be manipulated to reduce the probability that birds will collide with the rotor. This study defines a safety index--the clearance power density--that allows rotors of different sizes and designs to be compared in terms of the amount of wind energy converted to electrical energy per bird collision. The collision model accounts for variations in wind speed during the year and shows that for model rotors with simple, one-dimensional blades, the safety index increases in proportion to rotor diameter, and variable speed rotors have higher safety indexes than constant speed rotors. The safety index can also be increased by enlarging the region near the center of the rotor hub where the blades move slowly enough for birds to avoid them. Painting the blades to make them more visible might have this effect. Model rotors with practical designs can have safety indexes an order of magnitude higher than those for model rotors typical of the constant speeds rotors in common use today. This finding suggests that redesigned rotors could have collision rates with birds perhaps an order of magnitude lower than today`s rotors, with no reduction in the production of wind power. The empirical data that exist for collisions between raptors, such as hawks and eagles, and rotors are consistent with the model: the numbers of raptor carcasses found beneath large variable speed rotors, relative to the numbers found under small constant speed rotors, are in the proportions predicted by the collision model rather than in proportion to the areas swept by the rotor blades. However, uncontrolled variables associated with these data prevent a stronger claim of support for the model.

Tucker, V.A. [Duke Univ., Durham, NC (United States). Dept. of Zoology

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Sustainability suspense of small hydropower projects: A study from western Himalayan region of India  

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Abstract Small hydropower projects (SHPs), though generally considered more environmentally benign and socially acceptable as compared to large projects, yet their overall sustainability is under suspicion in the Himalayan regions. Almost all \\{SHPs\\} in this region are being developed as run of the river mode which generally causes less/no submergence and quite less displacement of people as compared to large reservoir based hydropower production mode. However, in the absence of proper planning and monitoring mechanism, these projects are causing implacable tunnelling of hills, choking of streams, conversion of streams into dry ditches and long term socio-environmental impacts. This paper presents a SHP development study from hydro rich Beas river basin of Himachal Pradesh, a state nestled in western Himalayan region of India. In depth field studies, focus group discussions with the project affected people and interaction with project proponents of five \\{SHPs\\} in this region suggest that sustainability issues with respect to \\{SHPs\\} are not small vis-a-vis size of their installed capacity. There is an urgent need to take steps to include \\{SHPs\\} having an installed capacity of above 10 MW into the ambit of environment clearance process which is absent in many countries of the world at present.

Deepak Kumar; S.S. Katoch

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Imbalance response of a rigid rotor supported on end sealed integral squeeze film dampers  

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-up*' the bearings and produce large oibits at the midspan of the flexible rotor San Andres and Lubell (1997) perform experiments in a three-disk rigid rotor supported on conventional open ended SFDs, and report damping force coefiicients estimated from..., rendering nearly uniform damping coefficients for rotor orbit motions up to 50'/o of the clearance. The tests show the absence of any rotor jump phenomena. San Andrds and Lubell stress the importance of an adequate identification of the structural damping...

De Santiago Duran, Oscar Cesar

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

268

Physical bases for the design of highly efficient rotors in centrifugal pumps  

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1. Existing notions concerning optimum (less than 40°) angles of blade inclination in the rotors of centrifugal ...

P. R. Khlopenkov

1979-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Phase modulated rotor angle encoder for switched reluctance motor drive  

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sensor. In an inexpensive systein, the rotor position sensor comprises of a magnetized ring along with Hall etfect sensors or opto-interrupters with slotted clisk. An optical sensor has a, light emitting diode which acts as a light transmitter, enid a... sensor. In an inexpensive systein, the rotor position sensor comprises of a magnetized ring along with Hall etfect sensors or opto-interrupters with slotted clisk. An optical sensor has a, light emitting diode which acts as a light transmitter, enid a...

Mahajan, Shailendra

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

270

DETECTION OF IMPULSE-LIKE AIRBORNE SOUND FOR DAMAGE IDENTIFICATION IN ROTOR BLADES OF WIND TURBINES  

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DETECTION OF IMPULSE-LIKE AIRBORNE SOUND FOR DAMAGE IDENTIFICATION IN ROTOR BLADES OF WIND TURBINES burdens of wind turbines. To detect damage of rotor blades, several research projects focus on an acoustic, rotor blade, wind turbine INTRODUCTION There are several publications of non destructive damage

Boyer, Edmond

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American Institute of Aeronautics Astronautics DEVELOPMENT OF UNSTEADINESS IN A ROTOR WAKE  

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- speed forward flight (or cross-wind), where the wake is swept behind the rotor, the effect of ground1 American Institute of Aeronautics Astronautics DEVELOPMENT OF UNSTEADINESS IN A ROTOR WAKE Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 30332-0150 ABSTRACT The flow field around the rotor in ground

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BASIC CONTROL FOR FOUR ROTOR AUTONOMOUS AERIAL AGENT JONATHAN MCLEAN, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, USA,  

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more difficult to control, requiring minute adjustments to individual rotor blades, as well as tailBASIC CONTROL FOR FOUR ROTOR AUTONOMOUS AERIAL AGENT JONATHAN MCLEAN, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, USA platform is required. Our four-rotor platform provides researchers with a inexpensive, fully scalable test

Parker, Gary B.

273

Reduction of multi-stage disk models: Application to an industrial rotor  

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of the rotor into sectors. The bladed disks are coupled by intermediate rings which remove the problem that of a small portion, typically a bladed sector. This configuration no longer holds in real rotors due with multi-stage rotors. However, as underlined by Bladh et al.6 , the critical point is the choice

Boyer, Edmond

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RESULTS AND DISCUSSION Part II AH-1G ROTOR IN LOW SPEED DESCENT FLIGHT  

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, results are presented for a two-bladed AH-1G rotor in a low-speed descent condition. In low speed forward and Acoustics Test (TAAT) was conducted on an AH-1G Cobra. It used highly instrumented rotor blades direction. The inner Navier-Stokes zone includes about 39% of the total grid points. The rotor has

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Ris DTU 09-06-08 Energy Technology Systems Analysis Programme (ETSAP)  

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· Aktive deltagere (2007): Australien, Belgien, Canada, Danmark, EU, Finland, Tyskland, Grækenland, Italien) Renewable Energy Technologies (9) · Bioenergy · Hydrogen · Hydropower, Ocean Energy Systems · Wind Turbines

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Life cycle assessment of a community hydroelectric power system in rural Thailand  

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Rural electrification and the provision of low cost, low emission technology in developing countries require decision makers to be well informed on the costs, appropriateness and environmental credentials of all available options. While cost and appropriateness are often shaped by observable local considerations, environmental considerations are increasingly influenced by global concerns which are more difficult to identify and convey to all stakeholders. Life cycle assessment is an iterative process used to analyse a product or system. This study iteratively applies life cycle assessment (LCA) to a 3 kW community hydroelectric system located in Huai Kra Thing (HKT) village in rural Thailand. The cradle to grave analysis models the hydropower scheme’s construction, operation and end of life phases over a period of twenty years and includes all relevant equipment, materials and transportation. The study results in the enumeration of the environmental credentials of the HKT hydropower system and highlights the need to place environmental performance, and LCA itself, in a proper context. In the broadest sense, LCA results for the HKT hydropower system are found to reflect a common trend reported in hydropower LCA literature, namely that smaller hydropower systems have a greater environmentally impact per kWh – perform less well environmentally - than larger systems. Placed within a rural electrification context, however, the HKT hydropower system yields better environmental and financial outcomes than diesel generator and grid connection alternatives.

Andrew Pascale; Tania Urmee; Andrew Moore

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic induction of low-carbon steel for generator rotors  

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Steels containing 0.11–0.17% C and 4.5–4.6% Ni have higher magnetic induction than steels 25KhN3MFA and 35KhN3MFA which at present are used for generator rotors.

O. V. Filimonova; I. A. Borisov; A. M. Shkatova…

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Offshore Series Wind Turbine Variable Hub heights & rotor diameters  

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3.6MW Offshore Series Wind Turbine GE Energy #12;Feature Variable Hub heights & rotor diameters-savings feature, considering the rigors of offshore power generation. The 3.6 MW offshore wind turbine also, for both on and offshore use. Special features include... As the world's first commercially available wind

Firestone, Jeremy

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Single Molecular Rotor at the Nanoscale Christian Joachim1  

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�schlikon, Switzerland E-mail: gim@zurich.ibm.com The design of a monomolecular engine such as a rotating motor ®rst requires the preparation of a semi-classical rotating motion of the rotor part of the engine. We show versions of machines in our daily life, using the same working principles such as, for instance, a steam

Gimzewski, James

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SUPERVISORY ADAPTIVE BALANCING OF RIGID ROTORS DURING ACCELERATION  

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machining spindles, industrial turbomachinery, and aircraft gas turbine engines, are very commonly used strategy is proposed to coordinate the parameter estimation and the balancer control action. Simulation acceleration transient time will be developed based on a rigid rotor model. The actuator used in this research

Zhou, Shiyu

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Hydropower conf SDOX June 2008 final [Compatibility Mode]  

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Supersaturated Dissolved Oxygen (SDOX(tm)) Supersaturated Dissolved Oxygen (SDOX(tm)) Delivery Technology at Norfork Dam Delivery Technology at Norfork Dam Scott Osborn Chief Technology Officer Scott Osborn, Chief Technology Officer Clay Thompson, Senior Engineer Southwestern Federal Hydropower Conference June 12, 2008 BlueInGreen, LLC 535 W. Research Blvd. Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 527 6378 , (479) 527-6378 Background Background  Thanks to Marshall Boyken, Southwestern Power Administration Tulsa for inviting us and setting this up Administration, Tulsa for inviting us and setting this up.  The original presentation is from a meeting concerning low DO at Norfork Dam in Arkansas and how BlueInGreen's technology can address this problem.  Norfork River (tailrace) is 303(d) listed for low DO, feeds Norfork National

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File:Federal Hydropower - U.S. Geological Survey.pdf | Open Energy  

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Survey.pdf Survey.pdf Jump to: navigation, search File File history File usage Metadata File:Federal Hydropower - U.S. Geological Survey.pdf Size of this preview: 463 × 599 pixels. Other resolution: 464 × 600 pixels. Go to page 1 2 Go! next page → next page → Full resolution ‎(1,275 × 1,650 pixels, file size: 794 KB, MIME type: application/pdf, 2 pages) File history Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. Date/Time Thumbnail Dimensions User Comment current 15:41, 22 May 2013 Thumbnail for version as of 15:41, 22 May 2013 1,275 × 1,650, 2 pages (794 KB) Graham7781 (Talk | contribs) You cannot overwrite this file. Edit this file using an external application (See the setup instructions for more information) File usage The following page links to this file:

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File:Federal Hydropower - Western Area Power Administration.pdf | Open  

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Western Area Power Administration.pdf Western Area Power Administration.pdf Jump to: navigation, search File File history File usage Metadata File:Federal Hydropower - Western Area Power Administration.pdf Size of this preview: 466 × 600 pixels. Go to page 1 2 Go! next page → next page → Full resolution ‎(1,305 × 1,680 pixels, file size: 715 KB, MIME type: application/pdf, 2 pages) File history Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. Date/Time Thumbnail Dimensions User Comment current 15:42, 22 May 2013 Thumbnail for version as of 15:42, 22 May 2013 1,305 × 1,680, 2 pages (715 KB) Graham7781 (Talk | contribs) You cannot overwrite this file. Edit this file using an external application (See the setup instructions for more information) File usage The following page links to this file:

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New Small Hydropower Technology to be Deployed in the United States  

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Earth By Design Inc, (EBD), in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Knight Pi sold and Co., and CleanPower AS, has responded to a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) published by the Department of Energy (DOE) in April 2011. EBD submitted a proposal to install an innovative, small hydropower technology, the Turbinator, a Norwegian technology from CleanPower. The Turbinator combines an axial flow, fixed-blade Kaplan turbine and generator in a compact and sealed machine. This makes it a very simple and easy technology to be deployed and installed. DOE has awarded funding for this two-year project that will be implemented in Culver, Oregon. ORNL with the collaboration of CleanPower, will assess and evaluate the technology before and during the manufacturing phase and produce a full report to DOE. The goal of this phase-one report is to provide DOE Head Quarters (HQ), water power program management, a report with findings about the performance, readiness, capability, strengths and weakness, limitation of the technology, and potential full-scale deployment and application in the United States. Because of the importance of this information to the conventional hydropower industry and regulators, preliminary results will rapidly be distributed in the form of conference presentations, ORNL/DOE technical reports (publically available online, and publications in the peer-reviewed, scientific literature. These reports will emphasize the relevance of the activities carried out over the two-year study (i.e., performance, robustness, capabilities, reliability, and cost of the Turbinator). A final report will be submitted to a peer-reviewed publication that conveys the experimental findings and discusses their implications for the Turbinator application and implementation. Phase-two of the project consists of deployment, construction, and project operations. A detailed report on assessment and the performance of the project will be presented and communicated to DOE and published by ORNL.

Hadjerioua, Boualem [ORNL; Opsahl, Egil [CleanPower AS; Gordon, Jim [Earth By Design Inc., EBD; Bishop, Norm [Knigth Piesold Co.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fish Passage Assessment of an Advanced Hydropower Turbine and Conventional Turbine Using Blade-strike Modeling  

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In the Columbia and Snake River basins, several species of Pacific salmon were listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 due to significant declines of fish population. Dam operators and design engineers are thus faced with the task of making those hydroelectric facilities more ecologically friendly through changes in hydro-turbine design and operation. Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, Washington, applied for re-licensing from the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to replace the 10 turbines at Wanapum Dam with advanced hydropower turbines that were designed to increase power generation and improve fish passage conditions. We applied both deterministic and stochastic blade-strike models to the newly installed turbine and an existing turbine. Modeled probabilities were compared to the results of a large-scale live fish survival study and a sensor fish study under the same operational parameters. Overall, injury rates predicted by the deterministic model were higher than experimental rates of injury while those predicted by the stochastic model were in close agreement with experiment results. Fish orientation at the time of entry into the plane of the leading edges of the turbine runner blades was an important factor contributing to uncertainty in modeled results. The advanced design turbine had slightly higher modeled injury rates than the existing turbine design; however, there was no statistical evidence that suggested significant differences in blade-strike injuries between the two turbines and the hypothesis that direct fish survival rate through the advanced hydropower turbine is equal or better than that through the conventional turbine could not be rejected.

Deng, Zhiqun; Carlson, Thomas J.; Dauble, Dennis D.; Ploskey, Gene R.

2011-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of twist-coupled blades on variable speed rotors  

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The load mitigation and energy capture characteristics of twist-coupled HAWT blades that are mounted on a variable speed rotor are investigated in this paper. These blades are designed to twist toward feather as they bend with pretwist set to achieve a desirable twist distribution at rated power. For this investigation, the ADAMS-WT software has been modified to include blade models with bending-twist coupling. Using twist-coupled and uncoupled models, the ADAMS software is exercised for steady wind environments to generate C{sub p} curves at a number of operating speeds to compare the efficiencies of the two models. The ADAMS software is also used to generate the response of a twist-coupled variable speed rotor to a spectrum of stochastic wind time series. This spectrum contains time series with two mean wind speeds at two turbulence levels. Power control is achieved by imposing a reactive torque on the low speed shaft proportional to the RPM squared with the coefficient specified so that the rotor operates at peak efficiency in the linear aerodynamic range, and by limiting the maximum RPM to take advantage of the stall controlled nature of the rotor. Fatigue calculations are done for the generated load histories using a range of material exponents that represent materials from welded steel to aluminum to composites, and results are compared with the damage computed for the rotor without twist-coupling. Results indicate that significant reductions in damage are achieved across the spectrum of applied wind loading without any degradation in power production.

Lobitz, D.W.; Veers, P.S.; Laino, D.J.

1999-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Deutsche Rotor und Turm Service GmbH Co KG DRTS | Open Energy Information  

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Rotor und Turm Service GmbH Co KG DRTS Rotor und Turm Service GmbH Co KG DRTS Jump to: navigation, search Name Deutsche Rotor und Turm Service GmbH & Co KG (DRTS) Place Bremen, Germany Zip 28239 Sector Wind energy Product Service company for wind turbine blades and towers. References Deutsche Rotor und Turm Service GmbH & Co KG (DRTS)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Deutsche Rotor und Turm Service GmbH & Co KG (DRTS) is a company located in Bremen, Germany . References ↑ "Deutsche Rotor und Turm Service GmbH & Co KG (DRTS)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Deutsche_Rotor_und_Turm_Service_GmbH_Co_KG_DRTS&oldid=344202" Categories:

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Real-time Stereo Visual Servoing Control of an UAV having Eight-Rotors Sergio Salazar, Hugo Romero, Jose Gomez and Rogelio Lozano  

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Real-time Stereo Visual Servoing Control of an UAV having Eight-Rotors Sergio Salazar, Hugo Romero UAV using image-based visual servoing with stereo vision. In order to control the orientation vision system we are able to estimate the UAV 3D position, while from the inertial sensors we can obtain

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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3038 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, VOL. 55, NO. 8, AUGUST 2008 Control of High-Speed Solid-Rotor Synchronous  

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Stator resistance. I. INTRODUCTION UNINTERRUPTIBLE power supply (UPS) systems have been widely utilized]­[5]. High-power flywheels can provide backup power to handle the majority of power disruptions that last-Speed Solid-Rotor Synchronous Reluctance Motor/Generator for Flywheel-Based Uninterruptible Power Supplies Jae

Hofmann, Heath F.

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Rotor dynamic analysis of GCEP (Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant) Tails Withdrawal Test Facility AC-12 compressor  

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The reliable operation of the centrifugal compressors utilized in the gaseous diffusion process is of great importance due to the critical function of these machines in product and tails withdrawal, cascade purge and evacuation processes, the purge cascade and product booster applications. The same compressors will be used in equally important applications within the Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant (GCEP). In response to concern over the excessive vibration exhibited by the AC-12 compressor in the No. 3 position of the GCEP Tails Withdrawal Test Facility, a rotor-bearing dynamic analysis was performed on the compressor. This analysis included the acquisition and reduction of compressor vibration data, characterization and modeling of the rotorbearing system, a computer dynamic study, and recommendations for machine modification. The compressor dynamic analysis was performed for rotor speeds of 9000 rpm and 7200 to 7800 rpm, which includes all possible opreating speeds of the compressor in the GCEP Test Facility. While the analysis was performed on this particular AC-12 compressor, the results should be pertinent to other AC-12 applications as well. Similar diagnostic and analytical techniques can be used to evaluate operation of other types of centrifugal compressors.

Spencer, J.W.

1982-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

291

Adaptor assembly for coupling turbine blades to rotor disks  

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An adaptor assembly for coupling a blade root of a turbine blade to a root slot of a rotor disk is described. The adaptor assembly includes a turbine blade having a blade root and an adaptor body having an adaptor root. The adaptor body defines a slot having an open end configured to receive the blade root of the turbine blade such that the adaptor root of the adaptor body and the blade root of the turbine blade are adjacent to one another when the blade root of the turbine blade is positioned within the slot. Both the adaptor root of the adaptor body and the blade root of the turbine blade are configured to be received within the root slot of the rotor disk.

Garcia-Crespo, Andres Jose; Delvaux, John McConnell

2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Wind Turbine Rotor Concepts for Offshore Wind Farms  

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Current plans in offshore wind energy developments call for further reduction of cost of energy. In order to contribute to this goal, several wind turbine rotor concepts have been investigated. Assuming the future offshore wind turbines will operate only in the offshore wind farms, the rotor concepts are not only evaluated for their stand-alone performances and their potential in reducing the loads, but also for their performance in an offshore wind farm. In order to do that, the 10MW reference wind turbine designed in Innwind.EU project is chosen as baseline. Several rotor parameters have been modified and their influences are investigated for offshore wind turbine design purposes. This investigation is carried out as a conceptual parametrical study. All concepts are evaluated numerically with BOT (Blade optimisation tool) software in wind turbine level and with Farmflow software in wind farm level for two wind farm layouts. At the end, all these concepts are compared with each other in terms of their advantages and disadvantages.

Özlem Ceyhan; Francesco Grasso

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Investigation of rotor blade roughness effects on turbine performance  

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The cold air test program was completed on the SSME (Space Shuttle Main Engine) HPFTP (High-Pressure Fuel Turbopump) turbine with production nozzle vane rings and polished coated rotor blades with a smooth surface finish of 30[mu]in. (0.76 [mu]m) rms (root mean square). The smooth blades were polished by an abrasive flow machining process. The test results were compared with the air test results from production rough-coated rotor blades with a surface finish of up to 400 [mu]in. (10.16 [mu]m) rms. Turbine efficiency was higher for the smooth blades over the entire range tested. Efficiency increased 2.1 percentage points at the SSME 104 percent RPL (Rated Power Level) conditions. This efficiency improvement could reduce the SSME HPFTP turbine inlet temperature by 57 R (32K), increasing turbine durability. The turbine flow parameter increased and the midspan outlet swirl angle became more axial with the smooth rotor blades.

Boynton, J.L.; Tabibzadeh, R. (Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (United States). Rocketdyne Div.); Hudson, S.T. (NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL (United States))

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrodynamic Optimization Method and Design Code for Stall-Regulated Hydrokinetic Turbine Rotors  

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This report describes the adaptation of a wind turbine performance code for use in the development of a general use design code and optimization method for stall-regulated horizontal-axis hydrokinetic turbine rotors. This rotor optimization code couples a modern genetic algorithm and blade-element momentum performance code in a user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) that allows for rapid and intuitive design of optimal stall-regulated rotors. This optimization method calculates the optimal chord, twist, and hydrofoil distributions which maximize the hydrodynamic efficiency and ensure that the rotor produces an ideal power curve and avoids cavitation. Optimizing a rotor for maximum efficiency does not necessarily create a turbine with the lowest cost of energy, but maximizing the efficiency is an excellent criterion to use as a first pass in the design process. To test the capabilities of this optimization method, two conceptual rotors were designed which successfully met the design objectives.

Sale, D.; Jonkman, J.; Musial, W.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design Assessments of a Magnetic-geared Double-rotor Permanent Magnet Generator.  

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??The purpose of this research is to provide systematic design of a permanent magnet (PM) generator, by adopting the double-rotor and the coaxial magnetic gear… (more)

Chung, He-Yu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - adiabatic rotor model Sample Search Results  

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and simulation, both steady-state and transient, and rotor balancing of both subcritical and supercritical ... Source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Fossil Energy Program...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - asymmetric rotor model Sample Search Results  

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and simulation, both steady-state and transient, and rotor balancing of both subcritical and supercritical ... Source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Fossil Energy Program...

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Toughness of Cr-Mo-V steels for steam-turbine rotors  

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Cr-Mo-V steels are used extensively as the rotor material in the High Pressure and Intermediate Pressure Sections of modern steam turbines. The toughness of these rotors has a major influence on the reliability and efficiency of the turbine and the overall economy of operation and maintenance of the plant. The metallurgical factors affecting the toughness of the rotors and the methods to improve the toughness are now understood better than ever before. This paper will present a broad overview of the materials and design aspects of the toughness of Cr-Mo-V rotors with emphasis on the salient results of recent research programs aimed at improving their toughness.

Viswanathan, R.; Jaffee, R.I.

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotordynamic performance of a rotor supported on bump-type foil bearings: experiments and predictions  

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??????????...... 17 III-3 Test Rig for rotordynamic experiments of rotor supported on FBs???.. 19 III-4 Geometry of test rotor (0.98 kg, 2.12 lb)?????????????.. 20 III-5 Test rotor and test foil bearings for rotordynamic tests???????? 20 III-6 Miniature..., vertical plane (YFE)???????????????????? 48 IV-17 Waterfall plot of coastdown response for imbalance displacement u = 10.5 ?m (in phase, test A3). Air pressure at 34.4 kPa [5 psig] and measurements at rotor free end, vertical plane...

Rubio Tabares, Dario

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Tuning thermal mismatch between turbine rotor parts with a thermal medium  

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In a turbine rotor, an aft shaft wheel and the final-stage wheel of the rotor are coupled together, including by a rabbeted joint. During shutdown and startup of the turbine, a thermal mismatch between the aft shaft wheel and final-stage wheel is avoided by respectively heating and cooling the aft shaft wheel to maintain the thermal mismatch within acceptable limits, thereby avoiding opening of the rabbeted joint and the potential for unbalancing the rotor and rotor vibration. The thermal medium may be supplied by piping in the aft bearing cavity into the cavity between the forward closure plate and the aft shaft wheel.

Schmidt, Mark Christopher (Niskayuna, NY)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - ACOE Regional HydroPower Conference Presentation.ppt  

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FEDERAL FEDERAL HYDROPOWER CONFERENCE Tulsa, Oklahoma June 10 - 11, 2009 NERC Requirements for Generator Owner and Operator Sarah M. Blankenship, NERC Compliance Officer How do we create a culture that combines Processes, Policies and Procedures, PEOPLE and Technology? Development of an Internal NERC Compliance Program Applicable NERC Requirements for Functions GOP GO BAL-005-0 R1 CIP-001-1 R1R2 R3R4 (Sabotage Reporting) COM-002-2 R1(Communications) EOP-004-1 R2 R3 (Disturbance Reporting) Can be combined into an Integrated Plan with CIP-001-1 and CIP-008-1. EOP-009-0 R1 R2 (Regional Black Start Capability Plan) Applicable NERC Requirements for Functions GOP GO FAC-002-0 R1R2 (Coordination of Plans for New Facilities) FAC-008-1 R1 R1.1R1.2 R1.2.1R1.2.2 R1.3 R1.3.1R1.3.2

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File:Federal Hydropower - U..S. Army Corps of Engineers.pdf | Open Energy  

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U..S. Army Corps of Engineers.pdf U..S. Army Corps of Engineers.pdf Jump to: navigation, search File File history File usage Metadata File:Federal Hydropower - U..S. Army Corps of Engineers.pdf Size of this preview: 463 × 599 pixels. Other resolution: 464 × 600 pixels. Go to page 1 2 Go! next page → next page → Full resolution ‎(1,275 × 1,650 pixels, file size: 925 KB, MIME type: application/pdf, 2 pages) File history Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. Date/Time Thumbnail Dimensions User Comment current 15:37, 22 May 2013 Thumbnail for version as of 15:37, 22 May 2013 1,275 × 1,650, 2 pages (925 KB) Graham7781 (Talk | contribs) You cannot overwrite this file. Edit this file using an external application (See the setup instructions for more information)

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Negotiating river ecosystems: Impact assessment and conflict mediation in the cases of hydro-power construction  

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In this paper we discuss how the legitimacy of the impact assessment process is a key issue in conflict mediation in environmental impact assessment. We contrast two EIA cases in hydro-power generation plans made for the Ii River, Finland in different decades, and evaluate how impact assessment in these cases has contributed to the creation, mediation and resolution of conflicts. We focus on the elements of distributional and procedural justice that made the former EIA process more legitimate and consensual and the latter more conflictual. The results indicate that it is crucial for conflict mediation to include all the values and interests of the parties in the goal-setting process and in the definition and assessment of alternatives. The analysis also indicates that procedural justice is the most important to help the people and groups involved to accept the legitimacy of the impact assessment process: how different parties and their values and interests are recognized, and how participation and distribution of power are organized in an impact assessment process. It is confirmed in this article that SIA may act as a mediator or a forum providing a process through which competing knowledge claims, various values and interests can be discussed and linked to the proposed alternatives and interventions.

Karjalainen, Timo P., E-mail: timopauli.karjalainen@oulu.f [Thule Institute, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 7300, FI-90014 University of Oulu (Finland); Jaervikoski, Timo, E-mail: timo.jarvikoski@oulu.f [Unit of Sociology, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 2000, FI-90014 University of Oulu (Finland)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical Impacts of Climate Change on the Western US Electricity System: A Scoping Study  

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on high-elevation hydropower generation in California’sCO2 [58] Solar Irradiance Hydropower Hadley et al. Franco &summer flows decrease hydropower production in summer and

Coughlin, Katie

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chaos in a rotor system supported by ball bearings  

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. The positioning of the probes can be seen in Figure l. These voltages were read digitally using a computer equipped with an Analog/Digital Card. MATLAB Simulink was used to interface with the data acquisition card and obtain the data. A Simulink model... enters the window it is perturbed so that it is forced into the orbit just below the window. This orbit can be of any period. The MATLAB Simulink implementation of this controller used for experimentation is shown below: Figure 14: Simulink Model...

Fisher, James Robert, 1979-

2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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New Method to Study Spin Conversion of a Nuclear-Spin Rotor with Low Tunnel Splitting  

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A new method is developed to measure the spin-conversion time ?con in low-tunnel-frequency systems. The experiment uses field cycling and consists of three steps: saturation of the tunnel reservoir by Zeeman-tunnel resonance; waiting, away from resonance, during a variable time interval tW; and measurement of the decreased tunnel temperature TT, by use of a saturated Zeeman reservoir. A plot of TT vs tW yields ?con. ?con of CH3 rotors in copper acetate is measured at 15, 12.5, and 6 K and turns out to be extremely long, at least 20T1. This discrepancy is discussed and compared with the one found in lithium acetate.

Greta Vandemaele; Paul Coppens; Lieven Van Gerven

1986-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical modeling of heat transfer and fluid flow in rotor-stator cavities with throughflow  

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Numerical modeling of heat transfer and fluid flow in rotor-stator cavities with throughflow S in a rotor-stator cavity subjected to a superimposed throughflow with heat transfer. Nu- merical predictions field from the heat transfer process. The turbulent flux is approximated by a gradient hypothesis

Boyer, Edmond

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ISABE-2005-1214 Optimum Applications of Four-Port Wave Rotors for Gas Turbines Enhancement  

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1 ISABE-2005-1214 Optimum Applications of Four-Port Wave Rotors for Gas Turbines Enhancement Emmett investigations on wave rotor applications for gas turbines have been published, among them conceptual, analytical in the gas turbine industry. The results and conclusions are derived from a wide- range multi

Müller, Norbert

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A complete and novel sensorless method for rotor position sensing in switched reluctance motor drives  

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This paper presents a complete and novel method which is designed to detect the rotor position at standstill and also low speeds in switched reluctance motor. The method applies a high frequency sine wave signal to the three successive stator pole windings ... Keywords: indirect rotor, position sensing in SRM, sensorless operation of SRM, switch reluctance motor

E. Afjei; M. M. Nezamabadi; A. Javeh

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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H-G Diagram Based Rotor Parameters Identification for Induction Motors Thermal Monitoring  

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H-G Diagram Based Rotor Parameters Identification for Induction Motors Thermal Monitoring Mohamed: In this paper, an effective on-line method for induction motor parameter identification, especially rotor for each operating point. Computer simulations and experimental tests, carried out for a 4-kW four

Brest, Université de

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RIS0-M-2432 SIMPLIFIED LAWS OF SIMIALRITY FOR WIND TURBINE ROTORS  

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comments are presented on comparison of stall-and pitch-regu- lated wind turbines and on two speed Shape factor (Weibull) Rotational speed Power Rotor radius Wind speed Rotor tip speed Tip speed ratio V is the wind speed at hub height, j> is the air density, #12;0 . 5 u ·p C

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RECENT ADVANCES IN SMART-MATERIAL ROTOR CONTROL ACTUATION. Victor Giurgiutiu*,  

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RECENT ADVANCES IN SMART-MATERIAL ROTOR CONTROL ACTUATION. Victor Giurgiutiu*, University of South achievements in the application of active-materials actuation to counteract aeroelastic and vibration effects and capabilities is done first. Attention is focused on the smart rotor-blade applications. The induced twist

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VOL. 6, NO. 5, SEPT.-OCT. 1990 J. PROPULSION 621 Stator/Rotor Interaction in a Transonic Turbine  

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on the rotor blade, reflects upstream, and then reflects again off the stator blade Presented as Paper 88 and shows the large unsteadiness in the lift on the rotor blade. Basic NumericalMethod The flowfiVOL. 6, NO. 5, SEPT.-OCT. 1990 J. PROPULSION 621 Stator/Rotor Interaction in a Transonic Turbine

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A rotor position estimator for switched reluctance motors using CMAC  

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This paper presents an approach to rotor position estimation in switched reluctance motors (SRMs) by using a cerebellum model articulation controller (CMAC). Previous research has shown that an artificial neural network (ANN) forms an efficient mapping structure through measurement of the flux linkages and currents for the phases. A CMAC is investigated in this paper in order to overcome the high computational power requirement problem that is encountered in a feedforward ANN based rotor position estimator. The CMAC structure does not contain neurons with activation functions, and all mathematical operations are performed without multiplication. These simplicities increase the throughput in real time implementation performed with conventional embedded controllers. However, the distributed memory structure of a CMAC requires more space. The issues involved in designing, training and implementing a CMAC are presented. In order to demonstrate the feasibility of the concept, a 20 kW, 6/4, three phase SRM is studied with training and evaluation data, which are obtained from a simulation program. A CMAC that is based on experimentally measured training and testing data for the same SRM is also used to demonstrate the promise of this approach.

Erkan Mese

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Axial thermal medium delivery tubes and retention plates for a gas turbine rotor  

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In a multi-stage turbine rotor, tubes are disposed in openings adjacent the rotor rim for flowing a thermal medium to rotor buckets and returning spent thermal medium. The tubes have axially spaced lands of predetermined wall thickness with thin-walled tube sections between the lands and of increasing thickness from the forward to the aft ends of the tubes. A pair of retention plates are carried on the aft end face of the aft wheel and straddle the tube and engage against a shoulder on the tube to preclude displacement of the tube in an aft direction.

Mashey, Thomas Charles (Coxsackie, NY)

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Rotor Support Technology Developments for Long Life Closed Brayton Cycle Turbines  

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Power conversion systems based upon the Closed Brayton Cycle (CBC) turbine are under consideration for space power generation applications. Using this approach inert gas heated with a nuclear reactor or other means is used to drive a turbine?generator in a recirculating flow path. As a closed system contamination of the working fluid for instance with bearing lubricating oil cannot be tolerated. To prevent this possibility compliant surface gas film bearings are employed that use the working fluid as their lubricant. Foil gas bearings are in widespread use in turbocompressors and microturbines in aeronatuics and terrestrial applications. To successfully implement them for space power CBC systems research is underway at NASA’s Glenn Research Center to assess foil bearing start?up torque requirements bearing thermal management and the effects of high ambient pressures in inert gases on performance. This paper introduces foil gas bearing rotor support technologies and provides an update on bearing performance testing and evaluations being conducted to integrate foil bearings in future CBC turbine systems.

Christopher DellaCorte; Kevin C. Radil; Robert J. Bruckner; Steven W. Bauman; Bernadette J. Puleo; Samuel A. Howard

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Estimation of rotor angles of synchronous machines using artificial neural networks and local PMU-based quantities  

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This paper investigates a possibility for estimating rotor angles in the time frame of transient (angle) stability of electric power systems, for use in real-time. The proposed dynamic state estimation technique is based on the use of voltage and current phasors obtained from a phasor measurement unit supposed to be installed on the extra-high voltage side of the substation of a power plant, together with a multilayer perceptron trained off-line from simulations. We demonstrate that an intuitive approach to directly map phasor measurement inputs to the neural network to generator rotor angle does not offer satisfactory results. We found out that a good way to approach the angle estimation problem is to use two neural networks in order to estimate the sin ( ? ) and cos ( ? ) of the angle and recover the latter from these values by simple post-processing. Simulation results on a part of the Mexican interconnected system show that the approach could yield satisfactory accuracy for real-time monitoring and control of transient instability.

Alberto Del Angel; Pierre Geurts; Damien Ernst; Mevludin Glavic; Louis Wehenkel

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RETURN TO THE RIVER -2000 Chapter 6 Hydroelectric System Development187  

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RETURN TO THE RIVER - 2000 Chapter 6 Hydroelectric System Development187 Return to Table of Contents Go to Next Chapter CHAPTER 6. HYDROELECTRIC SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT: EFFECTS ON JUVENILE AND ADULT of the Hydroelectric System Development of the hydropower system in the Columbia River basin began in the late

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Design trade-off study between efficiency and rotor forcing attenuation in a transonic turbine stage  

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Abstract A multi-objective optimisation procedure was applied to the 3D design of a transonic turbine vane row, considering efficiency and stator outlet pressure distortion, which is directly related to the forcing induced in the rotor. The characteristic features that define different individuals along the Pareto Front were described, analysing the differences between high efficiency airfoils and low interaction. Pressure distortion was assessed by means of a model that requires only of the computation the steady flow field in the domain of the stator. The reduction of aerodynamic rotor forcing was validated via unsteady multistage aerodynamic computations carried out with NUMECA FINE TM / Turbo . A well known loss prediction method was used to perform total loss decomposition to quantify the influence on efficiency of reducing rotor forcing. Results show that when striving for efficiency, the rotor was affected by few, but intense shocks. On the other hand, when the objective was the minimisation of distortion, multiple shocks appeared.

Ricardo Puente; Guillermo Paniagua; Tom Verstraete

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UPWIND, Aerodynamics and aero-elasticity Rotor aerodynamics in atmospheric shear flow  

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UPWIND, Aerodynamics and aero-elasticity Rotor aerodynamics in atmospheric shear flow Niels N codes for wind turbines utilize aerodynamics based on BEM methods, see [1, 2]. For modern large scale

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Study on Rotor-Side Converter of Doubly Fed Induction Generator  

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The doubly fed induction generator has been widely used in wind power ... power from the wind energer. But the generator speed changes, the output frequency will chang ... alter rotor excitation current, to maint...

Haihui Song; Tian De

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deflection Shape Reconstructions of a Rotating Five-blade Helicopter Rotor from TLDV Measurements  

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Helicopters are aircraft machines which are subjected to high level of vibrations, mainly due to spinning rotors. These are made of two or more blades attached by hinges to a central hub, which can make the dynamic behaviour difficult to study. However, they share some common dynamic properties with the ones expected in bladed discs, thereby the analytical modelling of rotors can be performed using some assumptions as the ones adopted for the bladed discs. This paper presents results of a vibrations study performed on a scaled helicopter rotor model which was rotating at a fix rotational speed and excited by an air jet. A simplified analytical model of that rotor was also produced to help the identifications of the vibration patterns measured using a single point tracking-SLDV measurement method.

Fioretti, A.; Castellini, P.; Tomasini, E. P. [Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Dipartimento di Meccanica, Ancona (Italy); Di Maio, D.; Ewins, D. J. [University of Bristol, Aerospace Department, Bristol (United Kingdom)

2010-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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An efficient algorithm for blade loss simulations applied to a high-order rotor dynamics problem  

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In this thesis, a novel approach is presented for blade loss simulation of an aircraft gas turbine rotor mounted on rolling element bearings with squeeze film dampers, seal rub and enclosed in a flexible housing. The modal truncation augmentation...

Parthasarathy, Nikhil Kaushik

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Spin-rotor Interpretation of Identical Bands and Quantized Alignment in Superdeformed A $\\approx$ 190 Nuclei  

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The ``identical'' bands in superdeformed mercury, thallium, and lead nuclei are interpreted as examples of orbital angular momentum rotors with the weak spin-orbit coupling of pseudo-$SU(3)$ symmetries and supersymmetries.

J. A. Cizewski; R. Bijker

1995-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of coherence revival and fidelity saturation in a delta-kicked rotor potential  

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We experimentally investigate the effect of atomic $\\delta$-kicked rotor potentials on the mutual coherence between wavepackets in an atom interferometer. The differential action of the kicked rotor degrades the mutual coherence, leading to a reduction of the interferometry fringe visibility; however, when the repetition rate of the kicked rotor is at or near the quantum resonance, we observe revival of matter-wave coherence as the number of kicks increases, resulting in non-vanishing coherence in the large kick number limit. This coherence saturation effect reflects a saturation of fidelity decay due to momentum displacements in deep quantum regime. The saturation effect is accompanied with an invariant distribution of matter-wave coherence under the kicked rotor perturbations.

Saijun Wu; Alexey Tonyushkin; Mara G. Prentiss

2008-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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An embedded controller for quad-rotor flying robots running distributed algorithms  

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Multiple collaborating quad-rotor flying robots are useful in a broad range of applications, from surveillance with onboard cameras to reconfiguration of wireless networks. For these applications, it is often advantageous ...

Julian, Brian John

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular dynamics of a grid-mounted molecular dipolar rotor in a rotating electric field  

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...interesting. Analyses (23–25) of a one-dimensional string of rotors interacting by electrostatic forces suggest...consisting of two concentric carbon nanotubes in a linearly oscillating electric field. Our work differs in several respects...

Jaroslav Vacek; Josef Michl

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating greenhouse gas emissions from hydropower complexes on large rivers in Eastern Washington  

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Water bodies, such as freshwater lakes, are known to be net emitters of carbon dioxide (CO2), and methane (CH4). In recent years, significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from tropical, boreal, and mid-latitude reservoirs have been reported. At a time when hydropower is increasing worldwide, better understanding of seasonal and regional variation in GHG emissions is needed in order to develop a predictive understanding of such fluxes within man-made impoundments. We examined power-producing dam complexes within xeric temperate locations in the northwestern United States. Sampling environments on the Snake (Lower Monumental Dam Complex) and Columbia Rivers (Priest Rapids Dam Complex) included tributary, mainstem, embayment, forebay, and tailrace areas during winter and summer 2012. At each sampling location, GHG measurement pathways included surface gas flux, degassing as water passed through dams during power generation, ebullition within littoral embayments, and direct sampling of hyporheic pore-water. Measurements were also carried out in a free-flowing reach of the Columbia River to estimate unaltered conditions. Surface flux resulted in very low emissions, with reservoirs acting as a sink for CO2 (up to –262 mg m-2 d-1, which is within the range previously reported for similarly located reservoirs). Surface flux of methane remained below 1 mg CH4 m-2d-1, a value well below fluxes reported previously for temperate reservoirs. Water passing through hydroelectric projects acted as a sink for CO2 during winter and a small source during summer, with mean degassing fluxes of –117 and 4.5 t CO2 d-1, respectively. Degassing of CH4 was minimal, with mean fluxes of 3.1 × 10-6 and –5.6 × 10-4 t CH4 d-1 during winter and summer, respectively. Gas flux due to ebullition was greater in coves located within reservoirs than in coves within the free flowing Hanford Reach–and CH4 flux exceeded that of CO2. Methane emissions varied widely across sampling locations, ranging from 10.5 to 1039 mg CH4 m-2 d-1, with mean fluxes of 324 mg CH4 m-2 d-1in Lower Monumental Dam reservoir and 482 mg CH4 m-2d-1 in the Priest Rapids Dam reservoir. The magnitude of methane flux due to ebullition was unexpectedly high, and falls within the range recently reported for other temperate reservoirs around the world, further suggesting that this methane source should be considered in estimates of global greenhouse gas emissions. Methane flux from sediment pore-water within littoral embayments averaged 4.2 mg m-2 d-1 during winter and 8.1 mg m-2 d-1 during summer, with a peak flux of 19.8 mg m-2d-1 (at the same location where CH4 ebullition was also the greatest). Carbon dioxide flux from sediment pore-water averaged approximately 80 mg m-2d-1 with little difference between winter and summer. Similar to emissions from ebullition, flux from sediment pore-water was higher in reservoirs than in the free flowing reach.

Arntzen, Evan V.; Miller, Benjamin L.; O'Toole, Amanda C.; Niehus, Sara E.; Richmond, Marshall C.

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How to improve open rotor aerodynamics at cruise and take-off  

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1 Copyright © 2014 University of Cambridge DRAFT – HOW TO IMPROVE OPEN ROTOR AERODYNAMICS AT CRUISE AND TAKE-OFF Cesare Hall, Alexios Zachariadis, Tobias Brandvik, Nishad Sohoni cah1003@cam.ac.uk University of Cambridge, Whittle... Laboratory 1 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0DY ABSTRACT A key challenge in open rotor design is getting the optimum aerodynamics at both the cruise and take-off conditions. This is particularly difficult because the operation and the requirements...

Hall, Cesare; Zachariadis, Alexios; Brandvik, Tobias; Sohoni, Nishad

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Measurements of imbalance response for a rigid rotor fully supported on squeeze film dampers  

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MEASUREMENTS OF IMBALANCE RESPONSE FOR A RIGID ROTOR FULLY SUPPORTED ON SQUEEZE FILM DAMPERS A Thesis by DANIEL ROGER LUBELL Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2000 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering MEASUREMENTS OF IMBALANCE RESPONSE FORA RIGID ROTOR FULLY SUPPORTED ON SQUEEZE FILM DAMPERS by DANIEL ROGER LUBELL Submitted to Texas AlbM University in partial...

Lubell, Daniel Roger

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetic icing effects on forward flight performance of a model helicopter rotor  

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GENERIC ICING EFFECTS ON FORWARD FLIGHT PERFORMANCE OF A MODEL HELICOPTER ROTOR A Thesis ANA FIORELLA TINETTI-SANCHEZ Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1987 Major Subject: Aerospace Engineering GENERIC ICING EFFECTS ON FORWARD FLIGHT PERFORMANCE OF A MODEL HELICOPTER ROTOR A Thesis by ANA FIORELLA TINETTI-SANCHEZ Approved as to style and content by: Kenneth D. Korkan...

Tinetti-Sanchez, Ana Fiorella

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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New England Wind Forum: A Wind Powering America Project, Newsletter #5 -- January 2010, Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program (WHTP)  

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5 - January 2010 5 - January 2010 Two 600-kW wind turbines were installed on Deer Island in August 2009 next to the wastewater treatment facility's anaerobic digesters. Due to their proximity to Logan Airport, these generators were installed on unusually short 32-meter towers. WIND AND HYDROPOWER TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM continued on page 2 > Kathryn Craddock, Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC/PIX16710 Wind Projects Sprout Throughout New England NEWF is pleased to provide you with its fifth edition of the electronic NEWF newsletter. This newsletter provides updates on a broad range of project proposals and policy initiatives across New England during the funding hiatus...consider it a "catch-up" double issue. In past newsletters, we've relied on wind farm photo-simulations, photos of early construction

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The axial gas-dynamic forces acting on the rotor of a small gas-turbine engine  

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The exact determination is discussed of the axial gas-dynamic forces acting on the rotor of a gas-turbine engine (GTE), which influence reliability....

S. S. Evgen’ev; R. R. Zalyaev

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dependence of hydropower energy generation on forests in the Amazon Basin at local and regional scales  

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...infrastructure, land use systems, and interactions...Atmospheric Modeling System) (20). Error...global energy with wind, water, and solar power, Part II: Reliability, system and transmission costs, and...Follador MA ( 2013 ) A hybrid analytical-heuristic...

Claudia M. Stickler; Michael T. Coe; Marcos H. Costa; Daniel C. Nepstad; David G. McGrath; Livia C. P. Dias; Hermann O. Rodrigues; Britaldo S. Soares-Filho

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Hybrid Generation Systems Planning Expansion Forecast: A Critical State of the Art Review  

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resources. In order to power system enhance reliability, efficiency and safety, renewable and nonrenewable, hydropower, geothermal, and biomass constitute a type of distributed electricity resources and have recently, these generation unit should be working together in two or more sources in the so-called hybrid system concept

Brest, Université de

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WindPACT Turbine Rotor Design Study: June 2000--June 2002 (Revised)  

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WindPACT Turbine Rotor WindPACT Turbine Rotor Design Study June 2000 - June 2002 D.J. Malcolm Global Energy Concepts, LLC Kirkland, Washington A.C. Hansen Windward Engineering Salt Lake City, Utah Subcontract Report NREL/SR-500-32495 Revised April 2006 WindPACT Turbine Rotor Design Study June 2000 - June 2002 D.J. Malcolm Global Energy Concepts, LLC Kirkland, Washington A.C. Hansen Windward Engineering Salt Lake City, Utah NREL Technical Monitor: A. Laxson Prepared under Subcontract No. YAT-0-30213-01 Subcontract Report NREL/SR-500-32495 Revised April 2006 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Operated for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by Midwest Research Institute * Battelle

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Translational/rotational coupling of the hindered CH 3 quantum-rotor in lithium acetate dihydrate  

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The multiplet structure of the rotational-tunneling peaks in the inelastic neutron-scattering spectrum of lithium acetate is widely regarded as evidence of coupled pairs of CH 3 quantum rotors. However our molecular-mechanics study which has no adjustable parameters reveals that rotor/rotor coupling is less important than translational/rotational coupling. In order to remain at a potential-energy minimum during CH 3 group reorientation the center-of-mass of this group follows an almost circular path around its time-average position. The energy levels from this dynamical model reproduce the observed tunneling-transitions reasonably well and the predicted rectangular density distribution of the three methyl H-atoms is in good agreement with that measured by single-crystalneutron diffraction.

P. Schiebel; G. J. Kearley; M. R. Johnson

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Water Power Information Resources | Department of Energy  

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Information Resources Water Power Information Resources How Hydropower Works How Hydropower Works See a detailed view of the inside of a hydropower energy generation system. Read...

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Scnarios d'interaction rotor/stator pour un compresseur haute pression d'un moteur d'hlicoptre  

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Scénarios d'interaction rotor/stator pour un compresseur haute pression d'un moteur d'hélicoptère A plus de prévoir les zones d'interaction. Rotor-stator interaction scenarios for the centrifugal in the centrifugal com- pressor of helicopter engines when structural contacts occur between the blade

Boyer, Edmond

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Potential Economic Impacts of Zebra Mussels on the Hydropower Facilities in the Columbia River Basin  

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was to estimate costs to the Federal Columbia River Power System hydroelectric projects in the event of a zebra found that the one-time cost for installing zebra mussel control systems at hydroelectric projects could hypochlorite (NaOCl) injection system and anti-fouling paint), at 13 select hydroelectric projects, was $23

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To cite this document: Barbiero, Franck and Vincent, Franois and Deloues, Thierry and Letestu, Franck Effects of rotor blade modulation on GNSS anti-jamming algorithms.  

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, Franck Effects of rotor blade modulation on GNSS anti-jamming algorithms. (2014) In: ION International be sent to the repository administrator: staff-oatao@inp-toulouse.fr #12;Effects of rotor blade modulation rotating bodies, the signal undergo complex and non-stationary effects called Rotor Blade Modulation (RBM

Mailhes, Corinne

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Evaluation of Finite Element Method Based Software for Simulation of Hydropower Generator - Power Grid Interaction.  

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?? The accuracy, ease of use, and execution time of the finite element method based software Maxwell coupled to the system simulation software Simplorer was… (more)

Persarvet, Gustav

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of residual service life of gas turbine rotors for minimizing replacement costs  

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One of the most catastrophic failures observed in gas turbine powered electrical powerplants is the fracture of the turbine rotor. A simplified model consisting of 3 macro-elements is suggested to model the dynamical behavior of the shaft with a propagating ... Keywords: crack propagation, gas-turbine, modeling, power-plant, replacement costs

Eusebia Zouridaki; Vasilios Spitas; Christos Spitas

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental response of a rotor supported on Rayleigh step gas bearings  

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contact during start-up and shutdown. Quick lifting of the rotor in the air bearings reduces the wear and damage of solid surfaces for long durability of the bearings under cyclic start/stop operation. 6 Sastri et al. [27] study the tribological...

Zhu, Xuehua

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Concurrent Aerodynamic Optimization of Rotor Blades Using a Nash Game Method  

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Concurrent Aerodynamic Optimization of Rotor Blades Using a Nash Game Method Enric Roca Le´on Ph Aerodynamics Leader, Airbus Helicopter, Marignane, France Michel Costes Research Engineer, ONERA, Meudon OF THE AMERICAN HELICOPTER SOCIETY Abstract A multi-objective strategy adapted to the aerodynamic concurrent

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Contribution of restricted rotors to quantum sieving of hydrogen isotopes B. C. Hathorn,1  

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have come to the forefront as a possible storage medium for hydrogen for fuel-cell de- vices. A number of isotopically substituted hydrogen molecules adsorbed into single-walled car- bon nanotubes are calculated usingContribution of restricted rotors to quantum sieving of hydrogen isotopes B. C. Hathorn,1 B. G

Hathorn, Bryan C.

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2010 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology Rotor-stator interaction broadband noise  

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2010 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology Rotor-stator interaction-dimensional annular cascade to the impinging harmonic distortions. Each upstream har- monic mode is defined by its and Horan[2] . The #12;· 2 · Igor Vinogradov/ Chinese Journal of Aeronatics typical energy distribution over

Huang, Xun

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Waves of constant shape and the structure of the \\rotors boundary" in excitable media.  

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Waves of constant shape and the structure of the \\rotors boundary" in excitable media. Yu.E. Elkin wave patterns in R 2 , in terms of the kinematic approach. These patterns include rotating waves (diverging and converging spiral waves), and translating waves (retracting waves, \\critical #12;ngers" and \\V

Biktashev, Vadim N.

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MPC for Wind Power Gradients --Utilizing Forecasts, Rotor Inertia, and Central Energy Storage  

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MPC for Wind Power Gradients -- Utilizing Forecasts, Rotor Inertia, and Central Energy Storage iterations. We demonstrate our method in simulations with various wind scenarios and prices for energy. INTRODUCTION Today, wind power is the most important renewable energy source. For the years to come, many

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Wave Rotor Research Program at Michigan State University  

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and expansion waves to add or remove energy from a fluid flow. It has been proved that for modest pressure.g., number of ports and their positions) vary but a common feature of all wave rotors is an array of channels with straight channels. The drum rotates between two stationary end plates, each of which has a few ports

Müller, Norbert

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94 Int. J. Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation, Vol. 4, Nos. 1/2, 2012 Copyright 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.  

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of helical vortices such as those developing in the wake of propellers and wind turbine or helicopter rotors;Direct numerical simulation of helical vortices 95 1 Introduction Rotating devices such as propellers, wind turbines, helicopter rotors are known to develop a system of helical vortices in their wake

Delbende, Ivan

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Energy Department Accepting Small Business Grant Applications for Low-Head Hydropower Turbines and MHK Monitoring Systems  

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The Energy Department began accepting applications on November 24 for its FY 2015 Phase 1 grant topics, including two Water Power Program topics, under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

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Hybrid Rotor Compression for Multiphase and Liquids-Rich Wellhead  

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Introduction OsComp Systems sought out to design a compressor that could help to make the production and transportation of natural gas more cost effective for producers,...

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Hydropower and the environment: A case study at Glen Canyon Dam  

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The management of hydroelectric resources in the Colorado River requires a balancing of hydrologic, social, natural and cultural resources. The resulting management often has to deal with inherently conflicting objectives, short and long-term goals, time frames and operational flexibility. Glen Canyon Dam, AZ, on the Colorado River, controls the release of water into the Grand Canyon. The dam has been under intense public scrutiny since it was completed in 1963. An Environmental Impact Statement evaluating the future operations and options for Glen Canyon Dam was initiated by the Department of the Interior in 1989 and completed in 1995. An Adaptive Management approach to future operational management has been developed as part of the Glen Canyon Dam Environmental Impact Statement process. Future operations at Glen Canyon Dam will take into consideration the need to balance water movement and hydroelectricity development with natural, recreation, Native American and cultural needs. Future management of rivers requires acknowledgement of the dynamic nature of ecosystems and the need to link scientific information into the decision-making process. Lessons learned and programs developed at Glen Canyon Dam may be applied to other river systems.

Wegner, D.L. [Denver Technical Service Center, Flagstaff, AZ (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk assessment of turbine rotor failure using probabilistic ultrasonic non-destructive evaluations  

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The study presents a method and application of risk assessment methodology for turbine rotor fatigue failure using probabilistic ultrasonic nondestructive evaluations. A rigorous probabilistic modeling for ultrasonic flaw sizing is developed by incorporating the model-assisted probability of detection, and the probability density function (PDF) of the actual flaw size is derived. Two general scenarios, namely the ultrasonic inspection with an identified flaw indication and the ultrasonic inspection without flaw indication, are considered in the derivation. To perform estimations for fatigue reliability and remaining useful life, uncertainties from ultrasonic flaw sizing and fatigue model parameters are systematically included and quantified. The model parameter PDF is estimated using Bayesian parameter estimation and actual fatigue testing data. The overall method is demonstrated using a realistic application of steam turbine rotor, and the risk analysis under given safety criteria is provided to support maintenance planning.

Guan, Xuefei; Zhang, Jingdan; Zhou, S. Kevin [Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology, 755 College Rd. E., Princeton NJ 08540 (United States); Rasselkorde, El Mahjoub; Abbasi, Waheed A. [Siemens Energy Inc., 841 Old Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh PA 15239 (United States)

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A new 2D FEM analysis of a disc machine with offset rotor  

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The paper presents a new 2-Dimensional Finite Element Method (2D FEM) analysis of a double sided axial field, permanent magnet excited brushless DC motor. The rotor of the machine is free to move in a direction perpendicular to the axis of the shaft. Computed 2D results are compared with 3D FEM analysis and the new analysis method is shown to give close agreement.

Gair, S.; Canova, A. [Napier Univ., Edinburgh (United Kingdom). Dept. of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering; Eastham, J.F.; Betzer, T. [Univ. of Bath (United Kingdom). School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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Application of SAFER-PC program to determine turbine rotor boresonic inspection intervals  

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Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCC) used EPRI`s SAFER-PC Program to evaluate their HP/IP, LP, and generator rotors from Cherokee Station Unit 3, to determine appropriate boresonic re-inspection intervals. The program uses fracture mechanics to calculate critical crack sizes, which could lead to catastrophic failure of the rotors. Conservative stress and fracture mechanics analyses showed negligible fatigue crack growth of assumed bore surface cracks would occur over the proposed inspection interval of eighteen years. The evaluation assumed consistent operational start-up procedures for the inspection interval. If the unit experiences more severe operational procedures, the analysis may not be applicable, with smaller critical crack sizes and accelerated crack growth rates expected. The SAFER-PC analysis resulted in an extension of the previously recommended reinspection interval by eight years. By eliminating just this one inspection, PSCC achieved savings in the range of $100,000. Further savings are anticipated by utilizing the SAFER-PC Program to evaluate these and other PSCC rotors in the future.

Sachse, D.G.; Hellner, R.L.; Dupont, E.J. [Public Service Co., Denver, CO (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Artificial neural network based torque calculation of switched reluctance motor without locking the rotor  

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Feedback of motor torque is required in most of switched reluctance (SR) motor applications in order to control torque and its ripple. An SR motor shows highly nonlinear property which does not allow calculating torque analytically. Torque can be directly measured by torque sensor but it inevitably increases the cost and has to be properly mounted on the motor shaft. Instead of torque sensor finite element analysis(FEA) may be employed for torque calculation. However motor modeling and calculation takes relatively long time. The results of FEA may also differ from the actual results. The most convenient way seems to calculate torque from the measured values of rotor position current and flux linkage while locking the rotor at definite positions. However this method needs an extra assembly to lock the rotor. In this study a novel torque calculation based on artificial neural networks (ANNs) is presented. Magnetizing data are collected while a 6/4 SR motor is running. They need to be interpolated for torque calculation. ANN is very strong tool for data interpolation. ANN based torque estimation is verified on the 6/4 SR motor and is compared by FEA based torque estimation to show its validity.

Fuat Kucuk; Hiroki Goto; Hai-Jiao Guo; Osamu Ichinokura

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

SMART Wind Turbine Rotor: Data Analysis and Conclusions  

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system HP high-pressure (the nominally upwind surface of a HAWT blade) IMU inertial measurement unit inboard toward the root end of a wind turbine blade LE leading edge of wind...

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Two-stage electric generator system  

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The system described herein is particularly adapted to convert mechanical energy from a wind or hydraulic driven turbine into electric energy and comprises: an exciter generator and a main generator in a housing traversed by a rotatable shaft; the exciter generator consists of permanent magnet mounted to the housing envelope and of a rotor mounted to the shaft and having a one-phase winding, the rotor being made of non-magnetic material to eliminate cogging and static torque associated with permanent magnet excitation; the main generator consists of a three-phase stator winding on a magnetic core mounted to the housing envelope and of a pole-type rotor mounted to the shaft, the rotor having a winding wound on a magnetic core; a rectifying bridge is rotatably mounted to the shaft and is connected to the one-phase winding of the rotor of the exciter generator and to the winding of the main generator rotor so that the rotation of the shaft as a result of mechanical energy generates a three-phase electric energy output from the stator winding.

Leroux, A.

1981-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Hydropower Program Technology Overview  

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New fact sheets for the DOE Office of Power Technologies (OPT) that provide technology overviews, description of DOE programs, and market potential for each OPT program area.

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2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of transitions in internal rotor molecules to a possible variation of the proton-to-electron mass ratio  

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Recently, methanol was identified as a sensitive target system to probe variations of the proton-to-electron mass ratio {mu}[Jansen et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 100801 (2011)]. The high sensitivity of methanol originates from the interplay between overall rotation and hindered internal rotation of the molecule; that is, transitions that convert internal rotation energy into overall rotation energy, or vice versa, have an enhanced sensitivity coefficient, K{sub {mu}}. As internal rotation is a common phenomenon in polyatomic molecules, it is likely that other molecules display similar or even larger effects. In this paper we generalize the concepts that form the foundation of the high sensitivity in methanol and use this to construct an approximate model which makes it possible to estimate the sensitivities of transitions in internal rotor molecules with C{sub 3v} symmetry, without performing a full calculation of energy levels. We find that a reliable estimate of transition sensitivities can be obtained from the three rotational constants (A, B, and C) and three torsional constants (F, V{sub 3}, and {rho}). This model is verified by comparing obtained sensitivities for methanol, acetaldehyde, acetamide, methyl formate, and acetic acid with a full analysis of the molecular Hamiltonian. Of the molecules considered, methanol is by far the most suitable candidate for laboratory and cosmological tests searching for a possible variation of {mu}.

Jansen, Paul; Ubachs, Wim; Bethlem, Hendrick L. [Institute for Lasers, Life and Biophotonics, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam (Netherlands); Kleiner, Isabelle [Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systemes Atmospheriques (LISA), CNRS UMR 7583 et Universites Paris 7 et Paris Est, 61 avenue du General de Gaulle, FR-94010 Creteil Cedex (France); Xu, Li-Hong [Department of Physics and Centre for Laser, Atomic, and Molecular Sciences, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada E2L 4L5 (Canada)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

363

Relationships between Western Area Power Administration`s power marketing program and hydropower operations at Salt Lake City area integrated projects  

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This technical memorandum provides background information on the Western Area Power Administration (Western) and the physical characteristics of the Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects (SLCA/IP) hydropower plants, which include the Colorado River Storage Project, the Rio Grande Project, and the Collbran Project. In addition, the history, electrical capacity, storage capacity, and flow restrictions at each dam are presented. An overview of Western`s current programs and services, including a review of statutory authorities, agency discretion, and obligations, is also provided. The variability of SLCA/IP hourly generation under various alternative marketing strategies and purchasing programs is discussed. The effects of Western`s services, such as area load control, outage assistance, and transmission, on SLCA/IP power plant operations are analyzed.

Veselka, T.D.; Folga, S.; Poch, L.A. [and others

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Projects selected in todays announcement will focus on updating technologies and methods to improve the performance of conventional hydropower plants  

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in today's announcement will focus on updating technologies in today's announcement will focus on updating technologies and methods to improve the performance of conventional hydropower plants. The projects selected for negotiation of awards include: Dehlsen Associates, LLC (Carpinteria, CA) will further develop and validate the Aquantis Current Plane ocean current turbine technology. The project will validate analytical design tools and develop the technology's direct drive component. DOE share: up to $750,000; Duration: up to 2 years Dehlsen Associates, LLC (Carpinteria, CA) will first develop a bottom habitat survey methodology and siting study approach in accordance with all relevant regulatory agencies in the southeast Florida region; then they will determine the most suitable areas for mooring marine and hydrokinetic facilities based on the

365

Development of integral bladed rotor using linear optimisation technique  

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Bladed disks are the most flexible elements in high speed rotating machinery. Stress analysis of these elements present some challenges. These challenges stem from high stress gradients due to contact faces, the non-linearities attending conforming contact with friction. Thermal gradients are also encountered across the disc bore and rim due to uneven temperature distribution. The rim of the disc is made heavier to resist the centrifugal pull of the blade, thus making the assembly heavier. Investigations have been carried out to develop and improve 'blisks' which are integrated version of blades and disc, offering significant weight saving. The present paper describes the possible development process of upgrading a general purpose conventional bladed disc of a single stage compressor into blisk, using linear programme, a finite element analysis tool for linear optimisation, as a dedicated 'design-tool' keeping the same operating conditions and the allowable design limits through numerical models. Design methodology, burst-failure criteria of blisk and bladed disc are discussed in full length. This tool developed exploits the quick convergence ability of a linear system for handling large iterations and overcomes the limitation imposed by material non-linearity, over-speed and burst margin for all decision points based on stress, strain and displacement, in the design-flow process.

K. Kumar; S.L. Ajit Prasad; K. Ramachandra

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Independent modal space control and modal filters for active vibration control of rotors  

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, as shown in equation (3. 7): ((t) = At(t) + Z(t) (3. 7) where Z is the modal force vector, and is given by: Z(t) = V BQ(t) = Vr M 'Q(t) (3 g) in which the right hand side of the equation results from the fact that only the lower n rows of the B matrix... gg Alan B. Pal o (Chair of Committee) James S. Noel (Member) Richard . Alexander (Member) Walter L. B ley (Head of Department) August 1992 ABSTRACT Independent Modal Space Control and Modal Filters for Active Vibration Control of Rotors...

Roever, Douglas Michael

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

367

Design of outer-rotor-type multipolar switched reluctance motor for electric vehicle  

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In an electric vehicle(EV) with in-wheel motors reducing the weight of the motor is a very important problem in order to improve the driving performance. In this paper we examine the lightweight design of an outer-rotor-type multipolar switched reluctance (SR) motor applied to a prototype EV. We design three SR motors which have different yoke widths and calculate the motor characteristics at a steady rotational speed based on a finite element method. We discuss the optimum relationship between a pole and yoke widths.

Satoshi Fujishiro; Kazumi Ishikawa; Shinki Kikuchi; Kenji Nakamura; Osamu Ichinokura

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

An experimental investigation of a tilt rotor aircraft wake in ground effect  

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: Sktlld dS t' 1, "~Et 18, 6 (1975), pp. 51-673. Hunt, J. C. R. , Poulton, E. C. , and Mumford, J. C. , "The Effects of Wldppl:Sd't*l Bd tldt lt*p*' t, "~Bi1di Environment, 11 (1976), pp. 15-28. 50 VITA gichael Louis Frey III was born January 4, 1957...EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF A TILT ROTOR AIRCRAFT WAKE IN GROUND EFFECT A Thesis by MICHAEL LOUIS FREY III Submi. tted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER...

Frey, Michael Louis

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Characterizing Inflow Conditions Across the Rotor Disk of a Utility-Scale Wind Turbine (Poster)  

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Multi-megawatt utility-scale wind turbines operate in a turbulent, thermally-driven atmosphere where wind speed and air temperature vary with height. Turbines convert the wind's momentum into electrical power, and so changes in the atmosphere across the rotor disk influence the power produced by the turbine. To characterize the inflow into utility scale turbines at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) near Boulder, Colorado, NREL recently built two 135-meter inflow monitoring towers. This poster introduces the towers and the measurements that are made, showing some of the data obtained in the first few months of operation in 2011.

Clifton, A.; Lundquist, J. K.; Kelley, N.; Scott, G.; Jager, D.; Schreck, S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Measured and predicted rotor performance for the SERI advanced wind turbine blades  

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Measured and predicted rotor performance for the SERI advanced wind turbine blades were compared to assess the accuracy of predictions and to identify the sources of error affecting both predictions and measurements. An awareness of these sources of error contributes to improved prediction and measurement methods that will ultimately benefit future rotor design efforts. Propeller/vane anemometers were found to underestimate the wind speed in turbulent environments such as the San Gorgonio Pass wind farm area. Using sonic or cup anemometers, good agreement was achieved between predicted and measured power output for wind speeds up to 8 m/sec. At higher wind speeds an optimistic predicted power output and the occurrence of peak power at wind speeds lower than measurements resulted from the omission of turbulence and yaw error. In addition, accurate two-dimensional (2-D) airfoil data prior to stall and a post stall airfoil data synthesization method that reflects three-dimensional (3-D) effects were found to be essential for accurate performance prediction. 11 refs.

Tangler, J.; Smith, B.; Kelley, N.; Jager, D.

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Mass Transfer Testing of a 12.5-cm Rotor Centrifugal Contactor  

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TRUEX mass transfer tests were performed using a single stage commercially available 12.5 cm centrifugal contactor and stable cerium (Ce) and europium (Eu). Test conditions included throughputs ranging from 2.5 to 15 Lpm and rotor speeds of 1750 and 2250 rpm. Ce and Eu extraction forward distribution coefficients ranged from 13 to 19. The first and second stage strip back distributions were 0.5 to 1.4 and .002 to .004, respectively, throughout the dynamic test conditions studied. Visual carryover of aqueous entrainment in all organic phase samples was estimated at < 0.1 % and organic carryover into all aqueous phase samples was about ten times less. Mass transfer efficiencies of = 98 % for both Ce and Eu in the extraction section were obtained over the entire range of test conditions. The first strip stage mass transfer efficiencies ranged from 75 to 93% trending higher with increasing throughput. Second stage mass transfer was greater than 99% in all cases. Increasing the rotor speed from 1750 to 2250 rpm had no significant effect on efficiency for all throughputs tested.

D. H. Meikrantz; T. G. Garn; J. D. Law; N. R. Mann; T. A. Todd

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

User`s Guide for the NREL Teetering Rotor Analysis Program (STRAP)  

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The following report gives the reader an overview of instructions on the proper use of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (formerly the Solar Energy Research Institute, or SERI) teetering Rotor Analysis Program (STRAP version 2.20). STRAP is a derivative of the Force and Loads Analysis program (FLAP). It is intended as a tool for prediction of rotor and blade loads and response for only two-bladed teetering hub wind turbines. The effects of delta-3, undersling, hub mass, and wind turbulence are accounted for. The objectives of the report are to give an overview of the code and also show the methods of data input and correct code execution steps in order to model an example two-bladed teetering hub turbine. A large portion of the discussion (Sections 6.0, 7.0, and 8.0) is devoted to the subject of inputting and running the code for wind turbulence effects. The ability to include turbulent wind effects is perhaps the biggest change in the code since the release of FLAP version 2.01 in 1988. This report is intended to be a user`s guide. It does not contain a theoretical discussion on equations of motion, assumptions, underlying theory, etc. It is intended to be used in conjunction with Wright, Buhl, and Thresher (1988).

Wright, A.D.

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Wind turbine rotor blade with in-plane sweep and devices using the same, and methods for making the same  

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A wind turbine includes a rotor having a hub and at least one blade having a torsionally rigid root, an inboard section, and an outboard section. The inboard section has a forward sweep relative to an elastic axis of the blade and the outboard section has an aft sweep.

Wetzel, Kyle Kristopher

2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

374

Virtual dynamic balancing method without trial weights for multi-rotor series shafting based on finite element model analysis  

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The traditional influence coefficient dynamic balancing method for multi-rotor series shafting such as turbine-generator sets gas turbines compressor trains and others usually needs to startup many times using trial weights along the rotor. Based on finite element model analysis for the multi-rotor series shafting a virtual dynamic balancing methodology which only needs to collect data of vibration response at operating speed without trial weights is developed in this paper. According to shafting structure and operating parameters the dynamic finite element model was built by using rotor dynamics theory and finite element simulation technology. The shafting dynamic characteristics and weighted influence coefficient matrix can be gotten by exciting virtual unbalance force on the balance place correspondingly. The effectiveness and flexibility of the proposed method have been illustrated by solving a shafting dynamic balancing example with no trial weights requirements. It is believed that the new methods developed in this work will help in reducing the time and cost of the equipment manufacturer or field dynamic balancing procedures.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems | Department of Energy  

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Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Industrial Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Bioenergy Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Water Buying & Making Electricity Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Solar Heating Water Heating Wind Manufacturing Program Info State Connecticut Program Type Property Tax Incentive Rebate Amount 100% exemption for renewable energy property; municipalities are authorized to exempt certain CHP systems Provider Connecticut Office of Policy and Management Connecticut provides a property tax exemption for "Class I" renewable energy systems* and hydropower facilities** that generate electricity for

376

Identification of force coefficients in flexible rotor-bearing systems - enhancements and further validations  

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identification of bearing force parameters, i.e. stiffness and damping coefficients, is one of the most difficult to achieve. Field identification by imbalance response measurements is a simple and often reliable way to determine synchronous speed force...

Balantrapu, Achuta Kishore Rama Krishna

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Hybrid gas bearings with controlled supply pressure to eliminate rotor vibrations while crossing system critical speeds  

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turbomachinery because of their inherent stability characteristics resulting from no generation of cross- coupled stiffness coefficients [7]. Flexure pivot tilting pad bearings, machined as a single piece using wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) shown... conditions [5]. Gas foil bearings are customarily used in air cycle machines, auxiliary power units, and commercial MTM because of their distinct advantages including tolerance to shaft misalignment and centrifugal/thermal growth, and large load capacity...

Ryu, Keun

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

378

CX-003728: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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28: Categorical Exclusion Determination 28: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-003728: Categorical Exclusion Determination Improved Structure and Fabrication of Large, High-Power Kinetic Hydropower System Rotors - Year 2 CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B5.1 Date: 09/16/2010 Location(s): New York Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office Verdant Power will use the Department of Energy funding to design and test, both in lab and in-water, a next generation advanced waterpower technology: large, high power Kinetic Hydropower System rotors. This determination is being made for the project's Phase 2 tasks which include prototype fabrication; test stand and in-water testing at the Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy Project site; and project management activities. DOCUMENT(S) AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

379

Hydrodynamic Optimization Method and Design Code for Stall-Regulated Hydrokinetic Turbine Rotors  

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5021 5021 August 2009 Hydrodynamic Optimization Method and Design Code for Stall-Regulated Hydrokinetic Turbine Rotors D. Sale University of Tennessee J. Jonkman and W. Musial National Renewable Energy Laboratory Presented at the ASME 28 th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering Honolulu, Hawaii May 31-June 5, 2009 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (ASE), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and ASE retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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Indirect rotor position sensing in real time for brushless permanent magnet motor drives  

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This paper describes a modern solution to real-time rotor position estimation of brushless permanent magnet (PM) motor drives. The position estimation scheme, based on flux linkage and line-current estimation, is implemented in real time by using the abc reference frame, and it is tested dynamically. The position estimation model of the test motor, development of hardware, and basic operation of the digital signal processor (DSP) are discussed. The overall position estimation strategy is accomplished with a fast DSP (TMS320C30). The method is a shaft position sensorless method that is applicable to a wide range of excitation types in brushless PM motors without any restriction on the motor model and the current excitation. Both rectangular and sinewave-excited brushless PM motor drives are examined, and the results are given to demonstrate the effectiveness of the method with dynamic loads in closed estimated position loop.

Ertugrul, N. [Univ. of Adelaide (Australia). Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering] [Univ. of Adelaide (Australia). Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Acarnley, P.P. [Univ. of Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom). Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering] [Univ. of Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom). Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Chirality in odd-A Rh isotopes within the triaxial particle rotor model  

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By adopting the fully quantal triaxial particle-rotor model, the candidate chiral doublet bands in odd-A nuclei {sup 103}Rh and {sup 105}Rh with {pi}g{sub 9/2}{sup -1} x {nu}h{sub 11/2}{sup 2} configuration are studied. For the doublet bands in both nuclei, agreement is excellent for the observed energies over the entire spin range and B(M1)/B(E2) at higher spin range. The evolution of the chiral geometry with angular momentum is discussed in detail by using the angular momentum components and their probability distributions. Chirality is found to change from chiral vibration to nearly static chirality at spin I=37/2 and back to another type of chiral vibration at higher spin. The influence of the triaxial deformation {gamma} is also studied.

Qi, B.; Wang, S. Y. [Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Optical Astronomy and Solar-Terrestrial Environment, School of Space Science and Physics, Shandong University at Weihai, Weihai 264209 (China); Zhang, S. Q. [State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and Technology, School of Physics, Peking University, 100871 Beijing (China); Meng, J. [State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and Technology, School of Physics, Peking University, 100871 Beijing (China); School of Physics and Nuclear Energy Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191 (China); Department of Physics, University of Stellenbosch, Matieland 7602 (South Africa); Koike, T. [Department of Physics, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

382

Harmonics and inter harmonics estimation of DFIG based standalone wind power system by parametric techniques  

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Abstract This paper presents application of parametric techniques (Estimation of signal parameter by rotational invariance techniques (ESPRIT), Root multiple signal classification (Root MUSIC)) for the estimation of harmonics/inter harmonics produced by wind generator under constant, variable rotor speed, load imbalance. Accuracy of estimation by parametric techniques is checked on synthetic signal as well as signal extracted from DFIG based standalone system with constant rotor speed and balanced load condition. Further sliding window concept is applied to parametric techniques to estimate the harmonics/inter harmonics under variable rotor speed and load unbalance. Series of simulation results demonstrate the advantages of the sliding window ESPRIT over sliding window Root MUSIC in the estimation of harmonics and inter harmonics under variable rotor speed as well as load unbalance condition.

Sanjay Agrawal; Soumya R. Mohanty; Vineeta Agarwal

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Environmental performance of power generation system in China based on LCA  

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In this study LCA (life cycle assessment) is used as a tool for the assessment of energy consumption and associated impacts generated from utilization of energy in various power generation systems in China. The details follow the methodology outlined in ISO14040. The scope of this research includes energy production energy transportation and energy utilization. The function unit of life cycle inventory is 1 kJ electricity power. Most of the inventory data have been collected from Yearbook of China. Compared to fuel?fired power generation system hydropower and nuclear power are more environment?friendly according to life cycle inventory analysis results so increasing the proportion of hydropower and nuclear power in the power industry has a significant improvement effect on the development of China’s power industry. The life cycle environmental impact of integrated power generation level in 2010 will be 13.8% lower than in 1999 according to National energy policy of China.

Xing Su; Xu Zhang; Yuan Yuan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Tethys: The Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Environmental Impacts Knowledge Management System -- Requirements Specification -- Version 1.0  

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The marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) environmental impacts knowledge management system (KMS), dubbed Tethys after the mythical Greek goddess of the seas, is being developed for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program (WHTP) by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). This requirements specification establishes the essential capabilities required of Tethys and clarifies for WHTP and the Tethys development team the results that must be achieved by the system.

Butner, R. Scott; Snowden-Swan, Lesley J.; Ellis, Peter C.

2010-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

385

Microhydropower Systems | Department of Energy  

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Microhydropower Systems Microhydropower Systems Microhydropower Systems July 2, 2012 - 8:22pm Addthis Microhydropower can be one of the most simple and consistent forms or renewable energy on your property. Microhydropower can be one of the most simple and consistent forms or renewable energy on your property. What are the key facts? Microhydropower can be one of the most simple and consistent forms or renewable energy on your property. The amount of electricity you can generate depends on how much water flows and on the head (the vertical difference between where the water is taken into your system and where the turbine is located). If you have water flowing through your property, you might consider building a small hydropower system to generate electricity. Microhydropower systems usually generate up to 100 kilowatts of electricity. Most of the

386

Low pressure cooling seal system for a gas turbine engine  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A low pressure cooling system for a turbine engine for directing cooling fluids at low pressure, such as at ambient pressure, through at least one cooling fluid supply channel and into a cooling fluid mixing chamber positioned immediately downstream from a row of turbine blades extending radially outward from a rotor assembly to prevent ingestion of hot gases into internal aspects of the rotor assembly. The low pressure cooling system may also include at least one bleed channel that may extend through the rotor assembly and exhaust cooling fluids into the cooling fluid mixing chamber to seal a gap between rotational turbine blades and a downstream, stationary turbine component. Use of ambient pressure cooling fluids by the low pressure cooling system results in tremendous efficiencies by eliminating the need for pressurized cooling fluids for sealing this gap.

Marra, John J

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

WindPACT Turbine Design Scaling Studies Technical Area 1ŒComposite Blades for 80- to 120-Meter Rotor  

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1 * NREL/SR-500-29492 1 * NREL/SR-500-29492 Dayton A. Griffin Global Energy Concepts Kirkland, Washington WindPACT Turbine Design Scaling Studies Technical Area 1-Composite Blades for 80- to 120-Meter Rotor March 21, 2000 - March 15, 2001 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 NREL is a U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory Operated by Midwest Research Institute * * * * Battelle * * * * Bechtel Contract No. DE-AC36-99-GO10337 April 2001 * NREL/SR-500-29492 WindPACT Turbine Design Scaling Studies Technical Area 1-Composite Blades for 80- to 120-Meter Rotor March 21, 2000 - March 15, 2001 Dayton A. Griffin Global Energy Concepts Kirkland, Washington NREL Technical Monitor: Alan Laxson Prepared under Subcontract No. YAM-0-30203-01 National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Rotor reference frame models of a multiloop 2-phase motor drive in brushless DC and microstepping modes  

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This paper describes non-linear models of a 2-phase permanent magnet synchronous motor drive in brushless DC and microstepping modes. The models account for everything from the main power bus up to and including the mechanical load and velocity feedback loop. In particular, the models include the power electronics for each phase complete with their internal feedback loops. Classical state space averaged power electronics models are transformed to the rotor reference frame along with the usual electromechanical variables. Since SPICE linearizes the rotor reference frame model about shaft velocity, instead of shaft angle, frequency domain methods apply. The frequency domain analysis detects unstable interactions between torque angle and deliberate feedback within the drives. Time domain simulations using stator reference frame models confirm the results. All models are SPICE-compatible but were developed on Cadence`s Analog Workbench.

Chen, J.E. [Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

389

Predictive current control of outer-rotor five-phase BLDC generators applicable for off-shore wind power plants  

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Abstract Model predictive control algorithms have recently gained more importance in the field of wind power generators. One of the important categories of model predictive control methods is improved deadbeat control in which the reverse model of generator is used to calculate the appropriate inputs for the next iteration of controlling process. In this paper, a new improved deadbeat algorithm is proposed to control the stator currents of an outer-rotor five-phase BLDC generator. Extended Kalman filter is used in the estimation step of proposed method, and generator equations are used to calculate the appropriate voltages for the next modulation period. Two aspects of proposed controlling method are evaluated including its sensitivity to generator parameter variations and its speed in following the reference values of required torque during transient states. Wind power generators are kept in mind, and proposed controlling method is both simulated and experimentally evaluated on an outer-rotor five-phase BLDC generator.

Jose Luis Romeral Martinez; Ramin Salehi Arashloo; Mehdi Salehifar; Juan Manuel Moreno

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Rotating Aperture System  

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A rotating aperture system includes a low-pressure vacuum pumping stage with apertures for passage of a deuterium beam. A stator assembly includes holes for passage of the beam. The rotor assembly includes a shaft connected to a deuterium gas cell or a crossflow venturi that has a single aperture on each side that together align with holes every rotation. The rotating apertures are synchronized with the firing of the deuterium beam such that the beam fires through a clear aperture and passes into the Xe gas beam stop. Portions of the rotor are lapped into the stator to improve the sealing surfaces, to prevent rapid escape of the deuterium gas from the gas cell.

Rusnak, Brian (Livermore, CA); Hall, James M. (Livermore, CA); Shen, Stewart (Danville, CA); Wood, Richard L. (Santa Fe, NM)

2005-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

391

NORTHWEST POWER AND CONSERVATION COUNCIL BRIEFING BOOK  

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as the construction of the hydropower system itself had seemed during the New Deal two generations before. -- Joseph and wildlife. For fish and wildlife interests, mitigation would require a healthy hydropower system capable ......................................................................................................................................................................................4 1. Columbia River hydropower development

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Maximum power tracking control scheme for wind generator systems  

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The purpose of this work is to develop a maximum power tracking control strategy for variable speed wind turbine systems. Modern wind turbine control systems are slow, and they depend on the design parameters of the turbine and use wind and/or rotor...

Mena, Hugo Eduardo

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

393

Maximum power tracking control scheme for wind generator systems  

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The purpose of this work is to develop a maximum power tracking control strategy for variable speed wind turbine systems. Modern wind turbine control systems are slow, and they depend on the design parameters of the turbine and use wind and/or rotor...

Mena Lopez, Hugo Eduardo

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

394

Guidelines for maintaining steam turbine lubrication systems. Final report  

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Failures of steam turbine bearings and rotors cost the utility industry an estimated $150 million a year. A third of these failures involve contaminated lubricants or malfunctioning lubricant supply system components. This report, outlining a comprehensive surveillance program, presents guidelines for maintaining major elements in the turbine lubrication system.

Lamping, G.A.; Cuellar, J.P. Jr.; Silvus, H.S.; Barsun, H.F.

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Structural health and prognostics management for offshore wind turbines : case studies of rotor fault and blade damage with initial O&M cost modeling.  

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Operations and maintenance costs for offshore wind plants are significantly higher than the current costs for land-based (onshore) wind plants. One way to reduce these costs would be to implement a structural health and prognostic management (SHPM) system as part of a condition based maintenance paradigm with smart load management and utilize a state-based cost model to assess the economics associated with use of the SHPM system. To facilitate the development of such a system a multi-scale modeling approach developed in prior work is used to identify how the underlying physics of the system are affected by the presence of damage and faults, and how these changes manifest themselves in the operational response of a full turbine. This methodology was used to investigate two case studies: (1) the effects of rotor imbalance due to pitch error (aerodynamic imbalance) and mass imbalance and (2) disbond of the shear web; both on a 5-MW offshore wind turbine in the present report. Based on simulations of damage in the turbine model, the operational measurements that demonstrated the highest sensitivity to the damage/faults were the blade tip accelerations and local pitching moments for both imbalance and shear web disbond. The initial cost model provided a great deal of insight into the estimated savings in operations and maintenance costs due to the implementation of an effective SHPM system. The integration of the health monitoring information and O&M cost versus damage/fault severity information provides the initial steps to identify processes to reduce operations and maintenance costs for an offshore wind farm while increasing turbine availability, revenue, and overall profit.

Myrent, Noah J. [Purdue Center for Systems Integrity, Lafayette, IN; Kusnick, Joshua F. [Purdue Center for Systems Integrity, Lafayette, IN; Barrett, Natalie C. [Purdue Center for Systems Integrity, Lafayette, IN; Adams, Douglas E. [Purdue Center for Systems Integrity, Lafayette, IN; Griffith, Daniel Todd

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary of the Midwest conference on small-scale hydropower in the Midwest: an old technology whose time has come  

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A variety of decision makers convened to examine and discuss certain significant problems associated with small-scale hydroelectric development in the Midwestern region, comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The conference opened with an introductory panel of resource persons who outlined the objectives of the conference, presented information on small-scale hydro, and described the materials available to conference participants. A series of workshop sessions followed. Two of the workshop sessions discussed problems and policy responses raised by state and Federal regulation. The remaining two workshops dealt with economic issues confronting small-scale hydro development and the operation and usefulness of the systems dynamics model developed by the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. A plenary session and recommendations completed the workshop.

None

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Changes in the Economic Value of Variable Generation at High Penetration Levels: A Pilot Case Study of California  

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4.3 Hydropower and Pumped Hydro Storage . . 4.4 Thermal24 Integration of Wind and Hydropower Systems; Volume 1:and Economics of Wind and Hydropower Integration. Technical

Mills, Andrew

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Voltage controlled stand-alone microhydro induction generator system  

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The paper discusses simulated control cases of the wound rotor self-excited induction generator WRSEIG. The generator external controller is designed to regulate the output voltage and frequency for constant or variable speed operation of the prime mover and has the inherent capability of protecting the load from short circuit, which permits voltage collapse under heavy loads. WRSEIG is self-excited using one set of excitation capacitance connected across the generator stator side. At the rotor side, a PWM controlled resistor is connected to the rotor windings through the rotating slips and act as a slip power controller. The controller can be configured to regulate the voltage as the speed or the load changes. The presented system has the capability to generate good quality AC power source with minimum controlling elements and can operate under constant or adjustable prime mover speed that suits many microhydro electricity-generating plants.

K.A. Nigim

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

System for throttling and compensation for variable feedstock properties  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus is shown for adjusting the feed rate of pulverized feed material into a pressurized container. The apparatus also has utility for compensating for variations in the permeability of the feed material. A rotor that includes sprues with provision for controlling the pressure distribution along the sprues is located within the pressurized container. The rotor hub is connected to a drive means and a material supply means which extend through the wall of the container. A line for controlling pressure along the sprues by gas injection is connected to a chamber between sections of the sprue for controlling gas pressure at that point. The gas pressure control line is connected to a pressurized gas source and a control system external to the rotor.

Meyer, John W. (Palo Alto, CA)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Well-pump alignment system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved well-pump for geothermal wells, an alignment system for a well-pump, and to a method for aligning a rotor and stator within a well-pump are disclosed, wherein the well-pump has a whistle assembly formed at a bottom portion thereof, such that variations in the frequency of the whistle, indicating misalignment, may be monitored during pumping. 6 figs.

Drumheller, D.S.

1998-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Microsoft PowerPoint - Herb_Presentation 6-10-09 (2).ppt  

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Southeastern Power Administration Southwestern Federal Hydropower Conference Hydropower Pump-back ProjectsPerspectives 2 System Overview Pump Storage Facilities Marketing Issues...

402

Technical Specifications of Micro-Hydropower System Design and Implementation : Feasibility Analysis and Design of Lamaya Khola Micro-Hydro Power Plant.  

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??The purpose of this thesis is to first conduct a literature review regarding the technical specifications and design parametres required to design a working Micro… (more)

Kunwor, Anil

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Council's Regional Hydropower Potential Scoping  

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Hydroelectric Association Lisa Larson, HDR Rick Miller, HDR Discussion of analysis Reaction? 2 #12;Objective Northwest Hydroelectric Association HDR, Inc. MWH Global Black & Veatch Bonneville Environmental

404

Hydropower Appropriations | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Water Power for a Clean Energy Future (Fact Sheet), Wind and Water Power Program (WWPP) Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Projects Water Power Program: 2011 Peer Review Report...

405

Regulatory and Hydropower Policy (Minnesota)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

These statutes establish the State's authority to “control and supervise activity that changes or will change the course, current, or cross section of public waters, including the construction,...

406

Transportation of a 451 ton generator stator and a 234 ton generator rotor from Hartsville, TN, to Los Alamos, NM  

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A 1430 MVA steam turbine generator was acquired from a cancelled nuclear power plant in Tennessee to be used as the pulsed power and energy storage unit for the Confinement Physics Research Facility being built at Los Alamos, NM. The transportation from Hartsville, near Nashville, TN, to Los Alamos, NM, of the two largest single pieces of the generator, a 451 t stator and a 234 t rotor presented a special challenge. Details of the move, by barge from Hartsville to Catoosa, near Tulsa, OK, by rail from Catoosa to Lamy, near Santa Fe, NM, and by road from Lamy to Los Alamos are described. The greatest difficulty of the successful move was the crossing of the Rio Grande river on an existing reinforced concrete bridge. The two-lane wide road transporters for the stator and rotor were fitted with outriggers to provide a four-lane wide vehicle, thus spreading the load over the entire bridge width and meeting acceptable load distribution and bridge safety factors. 2 refs., 6 figs.

Boenig, H.J.; Rogers, J.D.; McLelland, G.R.; Pelts, C.T. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA); McLelland Engineering, Dallas, TX (USA); Reliance Crane and Rigging, Inc., Phoenix, AZ (USA))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Sensorless Adaptive Output Feedback Control of Wind Energy Systems with PMS Generators  

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1 Sensorless Adaptive Output Feedback Control of Wind Energy Systems with PMS Generators A. El the problem of controlling wind energy conversion (WEC) systems involving permanent magnet synchronous is to maximize wind energy extraction which cannot be achieved without letting the wind turbine rotor operate

Boyer, Edmond

408

Analyse numrique qualitative d'interactions rotor/stator dans un compresseur haute pression d'un moteur d'hlicoptre  

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are carried out on the centrifugal compressor of a modern heli- copter engine, for which it is assumed méthodologie systématique d'analyse. Les simulations d'interaction sont réalisées sur un compresseur centrifuge-harmoniques du chargement imposé. A qualitative numerical analysis of rotor-casing interactions in centrifugal

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

409

Preliminary Structural Design Conceptualization for Composite Rotor for Verdant Power Water Current: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-08-296  

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The primary thrust of the CRADA will be to develop a new rotor design that will allow higher current flows (>4m/s), greater swept area (6-11m), and in the process, will maximize performance and energy capture.

Hughes, S.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Development of Monitoring and Control System for Switched Reluctance Motor Drive System.  

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??The reluctance torque of switched reluctance motor could drive the rotor directly. Rotor doesnât need to be made from permanent magnet and the demagnetization and… (more)

Wang, Yung-chin

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

COE Reductions through Active Aerodynamic Control of Rotor Aerodynamics and Geometry  

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This study investigates potential cost of energy reductions that might be achieved by designing active systems to mitigate loads throughout the wind turbine system.

Griffin, D. A.; McCoy, T. J.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Wind turbine generators having wind assisted cooling systems and cooling methods  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A wind generator includes: a nacelle; a hub carried by the nacelle and including at least a pair of wind turbine blades; and an electricity producing generator including a stator and a rotor carried by the nacelle. The rotor is connected to the hub and rotatable in response to wind acting on the blades to rotate the rotor relative to the stator to generate electricity. A cooling system is carried by the nacelle and includes at least one ambient air inlet port opening through a surface of the nacelle downstream of the hub and blades, and a duct for flowing air from the inlet port in a generally upstream direction toward the hub and in cooling relation to the stator.

Bagepalli, Bharat (Niskayuna, NY); Barnes, Gary R. (Delanson, NY); Gadre, Aniruddha D. (Rexford, NY); Jansen, Patrick L. (Scotia, NY); Bouchard, Jr., Charles G. (Schenectady, NY); Jarczynski, Emil D. (Scotia, NY); Garg, Jivtesh (Cambridge, MA)

2008-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

413

A simple and low-cost measurement system for switched reluctance motor drive  

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This paper describes a low cost digital measurement system for measuring the voltage, current and flux linkage and rotor position of switched reluctance motor (SRM) drive. The digital measurement scheme was developed using a eZdsp TMS320F2812 board along with CCS-IDE environment. The graphical window allows plotting the current, voltage, flux linkage and rotor position waveforms of SRM with a high degree of accuracy and presentation of results. The complete digital measurement scheme of the SRM incorporating the magnetic characteristics implementation algorithm is experimentally implemented and validated using a digital signal processor board TMS320F2812 for SRM drive.

M. Marsaline Beno; N.S. Marimuthu

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Lightning protection system for a wind turbine  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

In a wind turbine (104, 500, 704) having a plurality of blades (132, 404, 516, 744) and a blade rotor hub (120, 712), a lightning protection system (100, 504, 700) for conducting lightning strikes to any one of the blades and the region surrounding the blade hub along a path around the blade hub and critical components of the wind turbine, such as the generator (112, 716), gearbox (708) and main turbine bearings (176, 724).

Costin, Daniel P. (Chelsea, VT); Petter, Jeffrey K. (Williston, VT)

2008-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydroelectric power provides a cheap source of electricity with few carbon emissions. Yet, reservoirs are not operated sustainably, which we define as meeting societal needs for water and power while protecting long-term health of the river ecosystem. Reservoirs that generate hydropower are typically operated with the goal of maximizing energy reve  

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Hydroelectric power provides a cheap source of electricity with few carbon emissions. Yet, reservoirs are not operated sustainably, which we define as meeting societal needs for water and power while protecting long-term health of the river ecosystem. Reservoirs that generate hydropower are typically operated with the goal of maximizing energy revenue, while meeting other legal water requirements. Reservoir optimization schemes used in practice do not seek flow regimes that maximize aquatic ecosystem health. Here, we review optimization studies that considered environmental goals in one of three approaches. The first approach seeks flow regimes that maximize hydropower generation, while satisfying legal requirements, including environmental (or minimum) flows. Solutions from this approach are often used in practice to operate hydropower projects. In the second approach, flow releases from a dam are timed to meet water quality constraints on dissolved oxygen (DO), temperature and nutrients. In the third approach, flow releases are timed to improve the health of fish populations. We conclude by suggesting three steps for bringing multi-objective reservoir operation closer to the goal of ecological sustainability: (1) conduct research to identify which features of flow variation are essential for river health and to quantify these relationships, (2) develop valuation methods to assess the total value of river health and (3) develop optimal control softwares that combine water balance modelling with models that predict ecosystem responses to flow.

Jager, Yetta [ORNL; Smith, Brennan T [ORNL

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Numerical modeling of fluid flow and heat transfer in a narrow Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille system  

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Numerical modeling of fluid flow and heat transfer in a narrow Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille system S [1, 2] widely validated in various rotor-stator cavities with throughflow [3­5] and heat transfer [6: RANS modeling, Reynolds Stress Model, Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille flow, turbulence, heat transfer. hal

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

417

Nonlinear control for systems with bounded inputs: Real-time embedded control applied to UAVs  

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Nonlinear control for systems with bounded inputs: Real-time embedded control applied to UAVs Farid) UAVs including conventional helicopters, four- rotors aircraft (Draganflyer) and several designs for small aerial vehicles, some restrictions and conditions specific to small UAVs have to be considered

Sontag, Eduardo

418

Dynamic modeling and optimal control of DFIG wind energy systems using DFT and NSGA-II  

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Abstract Once a doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) is subjected to a disturbance by a change in the wind speed, the stator flux cannot change instantly. Under this condition, rotor back-EMF voltages reflect the effects of stator dynamics on rotor current dynamics, and have an important role on the oscillations of the rotor current. These oscillations decrease the DFIG system reliability and gear lifetime. Moreover, by focusing only on small signal analysis, the dynamic damping performance immediately following such disturbances is often degraded. Additional improvement in performance will be achieved if discrete Fourier transform (DFT) is used to quantify damping characteristic of the rotor current during changes of the operating points. This paper introduces an optimization technique based on non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm-II (NSGA-II) incorporating DFT analysis to achieve better control performance for DFIG system stability. Considering small signal stability, the main purpose of the control system in the present paper is to increase the system damping ratio as well as to guarantee enough stability margin. Eigenvalue analysis and time-domain simulations have been presented to demonstrate that the proposed optimizing method yields better control performance in comparison with one designed using mere eigenvalue relocation.

M. Zamanifar; B. Fani; M.E.H. Golshan; H.R. Karshenas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Abstract--This paper addresses the problem of controlling wind energy conversion systems (WECS) which involve  

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Abstract-- This paper addresses the problem of controlling wind energy conversion systems (WECS-inverter. The goal of control is to maximize wind energy extraction and this needs letting the wind turbine rotor wind energy extraction) only for one wind speed value depending on the considered value of turbine

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

420

Real-Time Fuzzy Control of Sensorless PM Drive Systems Dr. Kasim M. Al-Aubidy  

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oscillator controls the motor speed. The other mode is the closed-loop mode, in which the inverter power is essential for controlling the power devices of the inverter. The main problem with present rotor position without the new trends in softcomputing. There is a lot of literature on the design of AC drive systems

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Power Smoothing Control in a Grid-Connected Marine Current Turbine System for Compensating  

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Power Smoothing Control in a Grid-Connected Marine Current Turbine System for Compensating Swell d-axis and q-axis inductances g, g Grid inductance and resistance Pole pair number R Turbine blade-axis and q-axis voltages Turbine and generator power difference , g Rotor position, grid voltage angle

Boyer, Edmond

422

A power control strategy for flywheel doubly-fed induction machine storage system using artificial neural network  

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A large-capacity low-speed flywheel energy storage system (FESS) based on a doubly-fed induction machine (DFIM) consists of a wound-rotor induction machine and a back-to-back converter rated at 30–35% of the machine power rating used for rotor excitation. This system has been promoted as a viable mean of energy storage for power system applications as grid frequency support/control, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), power conditioning, and voltage sag mitigation. This paper presents a simple power control strategy based on artificial neural networks (ANN) to charge/discharge a flywheel DFIM (FW-DFIM) storage system while maintaining controllable grid side power. The proposed controller is based on conventional vector control system supplemented by an ANN-based current decoupling network used to develop the required rotor current components based on the required grid power level and flywheel instantaneous speed. The controller is designed to avoid overloading both stator and rotor circuits while the flywheel is charged/discharged. Additionally, it avoids using the required outer power loop or a hysteresis power controller, hence, simplifies the overall control algorithm. The validity of the developed concept along with the effectiveness and viability of the control strategy in power system applications is confirmed by computer simulation using Matlab/Simulink for a medium voltage 1000hp FW-DFIM. The simulation study is carried out for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) applications and power leveling to improve the quality of electric power delivered by wind generators.

A. Abdel-Khalik; A. Elserougi; A. Massoud; S. Ahmed

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

WindPACT Turbine Design Scaling Studies Technical Area 2: Turbine, Rotor, and Blade Logistics; March 27, 2000 to December 31, 2000  

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1 * NREL/SR-500-29439 1 * NREL/SR-500-29439 Kevin Smith Global Energy Concepts LLC Kirkland, Washington WindPACT Turbine Design Scaling Studies Technical Area 2: Turbine, Rotor, and Blade Logistics March 27, 2000 to December 31, 2000 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 NREL is a U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory Operated by Midwest Research Institute * * * * Battelle * * * * Bechtel Contract No. DE-AC36-99-GO10337 June 2001 * NREL/SR-500-29439 WindPACT Turbine Design Scaling Studies Technical Area 2: Turbine, Rotor, and Blade Logistics March 27, 2000 to December 31, 2000 Kevin Smith Global Energy Concepts LLC Kirkland, Washington NREL Technical Monitor: Alan Laxson Prepared under Subcontract No. YAM-0-30203-01 National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Synchronous motor with soft start element formed between the motor rotor and motor output shaft to successfully synchronize loads that have high inertia and/or high torque  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A line-start synchronous motor has a housing, a rotor shaft, and an output shaft. A soft-start coupling portion is operatively coupled to the output shaft and the rotor shaft. The soft-start coupling portion is configurable to enable the synchronous motor to obtain synchronous operation and to drive, at least near synchronous speed during normal steady state operation of the motor, a load having characteristics sufficient to prevent obtaining normal synchronous operation of the motor when the motor is operatively connected to the load in the absence of the soft-start coupling. The synchronous motor is sufficiently rated to obtain synchronous operation and to drive, at least near synchronous speed during normal steady state operation of the motor, a load having characteristics sufficient to prevent obtaining normal synchronous operation of the motor when the motor is operatively connected to the load in the absence of the soft-start coupling.

Umans, Stephen D; Nisley, Donald L; Melfi, Michael J

2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

425

Development and Field-Scale Optimization of a Honeycomb Zeolite Rotor Concentrator/Recuperative Oxidizer for the Abatement of Volatile Organic Carbons from Semiconductor Industry  

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Also the developed rotor performance’s was evaluated in the field; (2) Direct Fired Thermal Oxidizer (DFTO), Recuperative Oxidizer (RO), Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) and Regenerative Catalytic oxidizer (RCO) are the available incinerators and the RO was selected as the oxidizer in this work; (3) The overall performance of the developed rotor/oxidizer was explored in a field scale under varying conditions; (4) The energy saving strategy was fulfilled by reducing heat loss from the oxidizer and recovering heat from the exhaust gas. ... The available types of oxidizers include Direct Fired Thermal Oxidizer (DFTO), Recuperative Oxidizer (RO), Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) and Regenerative Catalytic oxidizer (RCO). ... cost models were derived for recuperative thermal (TO) and regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTO). ...

Ji Yang; Yufeng Chen; Limei Cao; Yuling Guo; Jinping Jia

2011-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

426

Manufacturing and properties of newly developed 9%CrMoVNiNbN high-pressure low-pressure rotor shaft forging  

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In order to obtain the improved strength and toughness for high-pressure low-pressure rotor shaft forging, fundamental studies using laboratory heats were performed on the 9CrMoV base materials, and effects of chemistry on toughness and creep rupture strength were investigated. From the investigation, it is showed that the superclean 9CrMoVNiNbN steel with reduced Si and Mn contents and Ni addition provides a superior strength versus toughness balance. Based on these fundamental studies, a trial high-pressure low-pressure rotor shaft forging with diameter of low-pressure section of 1,750 mm and diameter of high-pressure section of 1,200 mm was successfully manufactured from the diameter of 1,800 mm, and the weight of 65 ton ESR ingot. From the evaluation test results of this trial rotor forging, homogeneous distribution of chemistry was confirmed and low impurity contents was observed in the whole forging. The superior strength and toughness were confirmed with good creep rupture strength. The FATT at the center of low-pressure section was {minus}3 C with the tensile strength level of 870 MPa. From the results of fracture toughness test, low cycle fatigue test, and isothermal aging test, superior mechanical properties were demonstrated. Thus, the superclean 9CrMoVNiNbN steel with reduced Si and Mn contents and Ni addition, is particularly suitable for the high-pressure low-pressure rotor material for advanced combined cycle power plants.

Azuma, Tsukasa; Tanaka, Yasuhiko; Ishiguro, Tohru; Yoshida, Hajime; Ikeda, Yasumi [Japan Steel Works, Muroran (Japan)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

427

Compressor bleed cooling fluid feed system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A compressor bleed cooling fluid feed system for a turbine engine for directing cooling fluids from a compressor to a turbine airfoil cooling system to supply cooling fluids to one or more airfoils of a rotor assembly is disclosed. The compressor bleed cooling fluid feed system may enable cooling fluids to be exhausted from a compressor exhaust plenum through a downstream compressor bleed collection chamber and into the turbine airfoil cooling system. As such, the suction created in the compressor exhaust plenum mitigates boundary layer growth along the inner surface while providing flow of cooling fluids to the turbine airfoils.

Donahoo, Eric E; Ross, Christopher W

2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

428

A novel voltage and frequency controller for standalone DFIG based Wind Energy Conversion System  

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Abstract This paper presents a new speed-sensorless control strategy for a stand-alone doubly-fed induction generator supplying energy to an isolated load. The method is based on the root mean square (rms) detection scheme. The generated stator voltage is controlled via rotor currents. Amplitude of stator voltage and its frequency are controlled simultaneously. The output signals from the voltage controllers are the reference signals for the rotor current amplitude and frequency of the stator voltage is regulated with the help of frequency control loop. This developed direct voltage control method is applicable for both the balanced and unbalanced load and also for standalone and grid connected mode. The control pulses for the rotor side converter is supplied by the hysteresis controller which is operated on the error signal calculated between actual and reference rotor currents. This paper also provides the brief idea about the voltage and frequency control on modern Autonomous DFIG based Wind Energy Systems via single phase mathematical model of standalone DFIG system. A short state-of-the-art review on mechanical position/speed sensorless control schemes for autonomous DFIG based \\{WESs\\} is presented, which helps the present researcher and students working in this area. These include stator flux oriented control techniques; direct voltage control techniques; MARS observer based techniques for autonomous DFIG-based variable-speed WESs. Simulation results obtained from a 2MVA DFIG system, prototype in MATLab/Simulink, are presented and discussed in this paper.

Rishabh Dev Shukla; Ramesh Kumar Tripathi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Modelling the effects of climate change on the energy system—A case study of Norway  

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The overall objective of this work is to identify the effects of climate change on the Norwegian energy system towards 2050. Changes in the future wind- and hydro-power resource potential, and changes in the heating and cooling demand are analysed to map the effects of climate change. The impact of climate change is evaluated with an energy system model, the MARKAL Norway model, to analyse the future cost optimal energy system. Ten climate experiments, based on five different global models and six emission scenarios, are used to cover the range of possible future climate scenarios and of these three experiments are used for detailed analyses. This study indicate that in Norway, climate change will reduce the heating demand, increase the cooling demand, have a limited impact on the wind power potential, and increase the hydro-power potential. The reduction of heating demand will be significantly higher than the increase of cooling demand, and thus the possible total direct consequence of climate change will be reduced energy system costs and lower electricity production costs. The investments in offshore wind and tidal power will be reduced and electric based vehicles will be profitable earlier.

Pernille Seljom; Eva Rosenberg; Audun Fidje; Jan Erik Haugen; Michaela Meir; John Rekstad; Thore Jarlset

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Experimental investigation of pressure loss and heat transfer in a rotor–stator cavity with two outlets  

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Abstract This article presented detailed measurements of the pressure distribution and heat transfer in a rotor–stator cavity with inlet of orifices on the rotating disk and two outlets at both low radius and high radius. Transient thermochromic liquid crystal (TLC) technique was employed to determine the convective heat transfer characteristics on the test surface of the rotating disk. Rotational Reynolds numbers (Re?) ranging from 4.9 × 105 to 2.47 × 106 and dimensionless flow rate (Cw) between 6.9 × 103 and 2.72 × 104 were considered. Experimental results indicated that the characteristics of the pressure loss coefficient between the inlet and the outlet was strongly dependent on the Re? and Cw. Under the current operating conditions, the heat transfer on the surface of the rotating disk was weakened at both in the upper and lower edges for the case of r/R = 0.775 due to the existence of the recirculation. Whereas the heat transfer were enhanced near the upper radius with relatively low flow rate and high rotational speed, as well as on the middle radius with relatively high flow rate and low rotational speed.

X. Luo; G. Han; H. Wu; L. Wang; G. Xu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Modeling Creep-Fatigue-Environment Interactions in Steam Turbine Rotor Materials for Advanced Ultra-supercritical Coal Power Plants  

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The goal of this project is to model creep-fatigue-environment interactions in steam turbine rotor materials for advanced ultra-supercritical (A-USC) coal power Alloy 282 plants, to develop and demonstrate computational algorithms for alloy property predictions, and to determine and model key mechanisms that contribute to the damages caused by creep-fatigue-environment interactions. The nickel based Alloy 282 is selected for this project because it is one of the leading candidate materials for the high temperature/pressure section of an A-USC steam turbine. The methods developed in the project are expected to be applicable to other metal alloys in similar steam/oxidation environments. The major developments are: ? failure mechanism and microstructural characterization ? atomistic and first principles modeling of crack tip oxygen embrittlement ? modeling of gamma prime microstructures and mesoscale microstructure-defect interactions ? microstructure and damage-based creep prediction ? multi-scale crack growth modeling considering oxidation, viscoplasticity and fatigue The technology developed in this project is expected to enable more accurate prediction of long service life of advanced alloys for A-USC power plants, and provide faster and more effective materials design, development, and implementation than current state-of-the-art computational and experimental methods. This document is a final technical report for the project, covering efforts conducted from January 2011 to January 2014.

Shen, Chen

2014-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

432

Performance of a high-speed switched reluctance starter/generator system using electronic position sensing  

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A switched reluctance machine based system, whether a motor drive or a starter/generator, requires the rotor position to be determined to commutate at the correct instants. This paper compares the performance of a high-speed switched reluctance starter/generator (SR S/G) system when operating with a resolver to the performance when operating resolverless, or sensorless, using an electronic position sensing (EPS) subsystem for rotor position estimation. A brief overview of the SR S/G system is given, followed by the approach for sensorless system operation. Test results are given, and system efficiency is compared, for both approaches when operating both as a starter and as a generator. Minimal difference is seen in system efficiency, with peaks at over 75% for start-mode and at over 79% for generate mode, for both resolver-based and sensorless operation.

Jones, S.R.; Drager, B.T. [Sundstrand Aerospace, Rockford, IL (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

433

Hydrogen storage and supply system - Energy Innovation Portal  

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and Biofuels Building Energy Efficiency Electricity Transmission Energy Analysis Energy Storage Geothermal Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Hydropower, Wave and Tidal Industrial...

434

Passive magnetic bearing system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An axial stabilizer for the rotor of a magnetic bearing provides external control of stiffness through switching in external inductances. External control also allows the stabilizer to become a part of a passive/active magnetic bearing system that requires no external source of power and no position sensor. Stabilizers for displacements transverse to the axis of rotation are provided that require only a single cylindrical Halbach array in its operation, and thus are especially suited for use in high rotation speed applications, such as flywheel energy storage systems. The elimination of the need of an inner cylindrical array solves the difficult mechanical problem of supplying support against centrifugal forces for the magnets of that array. Compensation is provided for the temperature variation of the strength of the magnetic fields of the permanent magnets in the levitating magnet arrays.

Post, Richard F.

2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

435

Development of a Network-Based Information Infrastructure for Fisheries and Hydropower Information in the Columbia River Basin : Final Project Report.  

SciTech Connect

The goal of this project was to help develop technology and a unified structure to access and disseminate information related to the Bonneville Power Administration's fish and wildlife responsibility in the Pacific Northwest. BPA desires to increase access to, and exchange of, information produced by the Environment Fish, and Wildlife Group in concert with regional partners. Historically, data and information have been managed through numerous centralized, controlled information systems. Fisheries information has been fragmented and not widely exchanged. Where exchange has occurred, it often is not timely enough to allow resource managers to effectively use the information to guide planning and decision making. This project (and related projects) have successfully developed and piloted a network-based infrastructure that will serve as a vehicle to transparently connect existing information systems in a manner that makes information exchange efficient and inexpensive. This project was designed to provide a mechanism to help BPA address measures in the Northwest Power Planning Council's (NPPC) Fish and Wildlife program: 3.2H Disseminate Research and Monitoring Information and 5.1A.5 manage water supplies in accordance with the Annual Implementation Work Plan. This project also provided resources that can be used to assist monitoring and evaluation of the Program.

Scheibe, Timothy D.; Johnson, Gary E.; Perkins, Bill

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Transient stability enhancement of electric power generating systems by 120-degree phase rotation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and system for enhancing the transient stability of an intertied three-phase electric power generating system. A set of power exporting generators (10) is connected to a set of power importing generators (20). When a transient cannot be controlled by conventional stability controls, and imminent loss of synchronism is detected (such as when the equivalent rotor angle difference between the two generator sets exceeds a predetermined value, such as 150 degrees), the intertie is disconnected by circuit breakers. Then a switch (30) having a 120-degree phase rotation, or a circuit breaker having a 120-degree phase rotation is placed in the intertie. The intertie is then reconnected. This results in a 120-degree reduction in the equivalent rotor angle difference between the two generator sets, making the system more stable and allowing more time for the conventional controls to stabilize the transient.

Cresap, Richard L. (Portland, OR); Taylor, Carson W. (Portland, OR); Kreipe, Michael J. (Portland, OR)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Gas turbine cooling system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A gas turbine engine (10) having a closed-loop cooling circuit (39) for transferring heat from the hot turbine section (16) to the compressed air (24) produced by the compressor section (12). The closed-loop cooling system (39) includes a heat exchanger (40) disposed in the flow path of the compressed air (24) between the outlet of the compressor section (12) and the inlet of the combustor (14). A cooling fluid (50) may be driven by a pump (52) located outside of the engine casing (53) or a pump (54) mounted on the rotor shaft (17). The cooling circuit (39) may include an orifice (60) for causing the cooling fluid (50) to change from a liquid state to a gaseous state, thereby increasing the heat transfer capacity of the cooling circuit (39).

Bancalari, Eduardo E. (Orlando, FL)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

HVDC system control for damping subsynchronous oscillations  

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A method for designing a supplemental subsynchronous damping control (SSDC) for an HVDC transmission system is described. The SSDC eliminates torsional instabilities caused by interaction between conventional HVDC controls and turbine-generator rotor torsional modes of vibration. Results of digital simulation used in the design process are compared with measurements made on an HVDC simulator. Results of both digital simulations and HVDC simulator tests which demonstrate SSDC performance are shown. This research and development effort was sponsored by EPRI under RP1425-1.

Piwko, R.J.; Larsen, E.V.

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Small Wind Electric Systems: A Guide for the American Corn Growers Association  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Guide Produced for the Guide Produced for the American Corn Growers Foundation Small Wind Electric Systems Small Wind Electric Systems U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program Small Wind Electric Systems Cover photo: This AOC 15/50 wind turbine on a farm in Clarion, Iowa, saves the Clarion-Goldfield Community School about $9,000 per year on electrical purchase and provides a part of the school's science curriculum. Photo credit - Robert Olson/PIX11649 A national survey of corn producers conducted by the American Corn Growers Foundation (ACGF) found a strong majority level of support among farmers on a range of important wind energy issues. The survey, conducted by Robinson and Muenster Associates, Inc. of Sioux Falls, South Dakota during

440

Chemical/hydrogen energy storage systems. Annual report, January 1, 1979-December 31, 1979  

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The progress made in 1979 in the Chemical/Hydrogen Energy Storage Systems Program is described. The program is managed by Brookhaven National Laboratory for the Division of Energy Storage Systems of the Department of Energy. The program consists of research and development activities in the areas of Hydrogen Production, Storage and Materials, End-Use Applications/Systems Studies, and in Chemical Heat Pumps. The report outlines the progress made by key industrial contractors such as General Electric in the development of SPE water electrolyzers; INCO in the studies of surface poisoning (and reactivation) of metal hydrides; and Air Products and Chemicals in the evaluation of hydrogen production at small hydropower sites. The BNL in-house supporting research, as well as that at universities and other national laboratories for which BNL has technical oversight, is also described.

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1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Departments of Energy and Interior Award Nearly $17 Million for...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

enhance environmental performance while increasing electricity generation, mitigating fish and habitat impacts and enhancing downstream water quality. Advanced Hydropower System...

442

Investigation of hydroelectric energy potential of the Zab River Basin using geographic information systems and remote sensing methods  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Turkey's energy need is increasing day by day. The required energy is mostly imported from foreign countries since it cannot be met by the country's own resources. However Turkey has rich renewable water resources to produce energy. To fulfill the aim of closing this energy gap and using the country's water resources more efficiently the hydropower potential of the Zab River Basin is investigated in this paper. The overall objective of the study is to evaluate the hydropower potential of the Zab River Basin using Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing methods and utilize this potential for the economical development of the region and the country. Within the study appropriate locations were determined for 12 dams in the basin; estimated costs and annual electric energy generation were calculated with the Simahpp Software. According to these calculations the total cost installed power capacity and the annual electric energy generation of the dams were found respectively as 838.753?×?106 US$ 580.928?MW and 1112.327?GWh.

S. N. Çabuk; R. Bak??; S. Göncü; E. Gümü?lüo?lu; A. Çabuk

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Optimal hydropower generation scheduling for a cascade  

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......mean head and vf the mean efficiency of station i. An alternative...maximum flow through each turbine; r"cj = DJ(y,pm...distributed between the turbines will affect efficiency, and moreover certain turbines may have 'rough-running......

KEVIN BROUGHAN; CAROLYN MCKENZIE; ALFRED SNEYD; YAN WANG

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Hydropower Technology Development | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

traditional designs. One such project is the Alden Turbine, which is designed to reduce fish mortality while generating at efficiencies equal to or better than conventional Francis...

445

Hydropower Potential Studies Reviewed for Scoping Study  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Feasibility Study on Five Potential Hydroelectric Power Generation Locations, North Unit Irrigation District B/ENERGY STORAGE PROJECTS C1 Assessment of Opportunities for New US Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Plants Using Hydroelectric Pumped Storage for Enabling Variable Energy Resources within the FCRPS C4 Technical Analysis

446

New Stream-Reach Hydropower Development  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

potetial within each hydrologic region and state-are published in An Assessment of Energy Potential from New Stream-reach Development in the United States and the data are publicly...

447

Glossary of Hydropower Terms | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

pressure changes in a fluid that forms bubbles, resulting in noise or vibration in the water column. The Implosion of these bubbles against a solid surface, such as a hydraulic...

448

Microsoft Word - Hydropower Council Agenda 2008.doc  

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Embassy Suites Hotel Fort Worth, Texas June 10 - 11, 2008 Tuesday, June 10 1:00 p.m. Welcome Fort Worth District 1:05 p.m. Introductions All 1:15 p.m. FY 09 COE Appropriations...

449

Hydropower Modernization Initiative Proposed Implementation Strategy  

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ES-5: Risk Reduction for 20-year Plan 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 Exciters Governors Transformer Design On-going Projects million Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Scenario 3 ES-5 A key...

450

“Sustainable development of hydropower in third countries...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

development, especially for local people as well as an important tool in the fight agains 2012 CFCNCA Catalog of Caring Deliverables from U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial 2014...

451

Monitoring systems for predictive maintenance of steam turbines  

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This paper describes two PC based computer systems that have been developed, constructed and installed in a power plant for predictive maintenance. The first system, called SIMPER, is operating on-line, collecting operational parameters such as: vibration, rotor thermal stresses, efficiency, pressures, temperatures and water level in the boiler drum from four 300 MW units. SIMPER is embedded in a network of eight nodes under the QNX operating system, and the data acquisition system has sixty four input channels. SICAD, the second system, is a dedicated computerized vibration acquisition and analysis system. The system is embedded in a 386 personal computer, and has eight input channels; each channel has its own programmable digital tracking filter. SICAD can record the vibration waveform, and the synchronous or subsynchronous vectors; the graphic interface displays in real time the polar diagram, the spectrum and waveform of the vibration signature that is being collected. SICAD can be used for balancing a multi rotor system applying the modal balancing concept.

Santiago, A.A.; Poujol-Galvan, F.C.; Kubiak, J.A.; Rivera-Grijalva, J.J.; Lopez, P.J. [Inst. de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

452

Heat engine generator control system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrical power generation system includes a heat engine having an output member operatively coupled to the rotor of a dynamoelectric machine. System output power is controlled by varying an electrical parameter of the dynamoelectric machine. A power request signal is related to an engine speed and the electrical parameter is varied in accordance with a speed control loop. Initially, the sense of change in the electrical parameter in response to a change in the power request signal is opposite that required to effectuate a steady state output power consistent with the power request signal. Thereafter, the electrical parameter is varied to converge the output member speed to the speed known to be associated with the desired electrical output power.

Rajashekara, Kaushik (Carmel, IN); Gorti, Bhanuprasad Venkata (Towson, MD); McMullen, Steven Robert (Anderson, IN); Raibert, Robert Joseph (Fishers, IN)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Heat engine generator control system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrical power generation system includes a heat engine having an output member operatively coupled to the rotor of a dynamoelectric machine. System output power is controlled by varying an electrical parameter of the dynamoelectric machine. A power request signal is related to an engine speed and the electrical parameter is varied in accordance with a speed control loop. Initially, the sense of change in the electrical parameter in response to a change in the power request signal is opposite that required to effectuate a steady state output power consistent with the power request signal. Thereafter, the electrical parameter is varied to converge the output member speed to the speed known to be associated with the desired electrical output power. 8 figs.

Rajashekara, K.; Gorti, B.V.; McMullen, S.R.; Raibert, R.J.

1998-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

454

Magnus air turbine system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A Magnus effect windmill for generating electrical power is disclosed. A large nacelle-hub mounted pivotally (in Azimuth) atop a support tower carries, in the example disclosed, three elongated barrels arranged in a vertical plane and extending symmetrically radially outwardly from the nacelle. The system provides spin energy to the barrels by internal mechanical coupling in the proper sense to cause, in reaction to an incident wind, a rotational torque of a predetermined sense on the hub. The rotating hub carries a set of power take-off rollers which ride on a stationary circular track in the nacelle. Shafts carry the power, given to the rollers by the wind driven hub, to a central collector or accumulator gear assembly whose output is divided to drive the spin mechanism for the Magnus barrels and the main electric generator. A planetary gear assembly is interposed between the collector gears and the spin mechanism functioning as a differential which is also connected to an auxiliary electric motor whereby power to the spin mechanism may selectively be provided by the motor. Generally, the motor provides initial spin to the barrels for start-up after which the motor is braked and the spin mechanism is driven as though by a fixed ratio coupling from the rotor hub. During high wind or other unusual conditions, the auxiliary motor may be unbraked and excess spin power may be used to operate the motor as a generator of additional electrical output. Interposed between the collector gears of the rotating hub and the main electric generator is a novel variable speed drive-fly wheel system which is driven by the variable speed of the wind driven rotor and which, in turn, drives the main electric generator at constant angular speed. Reference is made to the complete specification for disclosure of other novel aspects of the system such as, for example, the aerodynamic and structural aspects of the novel Magnus barrels as well as novel gearing and other power coupling combination apparatus of the invention. A reading of the complete specification is recommended for a full understanding of the principles and features of the disclosed system.

Hanson, Thomas F. (24204 Heritage La., Newhall, CA 91321)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

The new ductile fracture criterion for 30Cr2Ni4MoV ultra-super-critical rotor steel at elevated temperatures  

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Abstract In this paper a new ductile fracture criterion was derived by taking into account the plastic deformation capacity of material and stress states, which can be used to describe fracture behavior and critical rupture conditions of 30Cr2Ni4MoV ultra-super-critical rotor steel during hot forging process. In order to establish this criterion, the tensile tests at different temperatures and strain rates were firstly conducted on Gleeble-1500 thermo-mechanical simulator, and then a measurement and conversion method was applied to estimate the equivalent fracture strain ? ¯ f that represents the deformation capacity of material in ductile fracture process. Experimental results indicated that ? ¯ f greatly depends on the temperature and strain rate. A model of ? ¯ f as a function of the temperature and strain rate was also established. To validate the proposed fracture criterion, additionally, the simulation of tensile test and the fractographic observation of the tensile specimen were conducted. The upsetting tests that possess different stress states and the corresponding numerical simulations were also performed. These results show that the developed criterion can accurately predict the cracks initiation and the location of the cracks at elevated temperatures.

Jianli He; Zhenshan Cui; Fei Chen; Yanhong Xiao; Liqun Ruan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

11 - Flywheel energy storage technologies for wind energy systems  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract: This chapter provides an overview of flywheel storage technology. The rotor design and construction, the power interface using flywheels, and the features and key advantages are discussed. The status of flywheel technology is described, including a description of commercial products, specifications, and capital and running costs. Research and development needs and actions are considered. Applications of flywheels requiring continuous cycling at high power are discussed, including the application to smoothing wind power fluctuations in autonomous power systems and weak grid networks. Finally, sources of further information and references to technical papers and reports are listed, for the reader wishing to investigate further.

A.J. Ruddell

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

July 10, 2009 Bill Booth, Chairman  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and operation of the federal hydropower system. It is also significant that revenues lost due to changes in hydropower operations (flow and spill) represent 58 percent of the total investment. RiverPartners is aware to a substantial reduction in renewable hydropower production. This reduction not only can resu

458

Influence of Rotor Structure and Number of Phases on Torque and Flux Weakening Characteristics of V-shape Interior PM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

motor (PM) is one of the most attractive motors applied in compact electric propulsion system, due to its high efficiency, high reliability, and power density. The interior permanent magnet motor (IPM of V-shape Interior PM Electrical Machine Bassel Aslan, Julien Korecki, Thimoté Vigier, Eric Semail

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

459

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 25, NO. 4, APRIL 2010 907 Rotor Position Feedback Over an RF Link  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

feedback control. The wireless scheme pre- cludes the need for the cable that feeds the position from the performance of the motor control system. As such, the feedback cable is shielded and the signals are provided in differential form, which increases the sensing cost. Therefore, motor-drive manufacturers have been focusing

Mazumder, Sudip K.

460

Two rotary motors in F-ATP synthase are elastically coupled by a flexible rotor and a stiff stator stalk  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL...ATP, the universal fuel of the cell, from...kJ/mol elastic energy to smooth the cooperation...The rotation rate was 0.107 rev/s...at a given frame rate, are averaged over...system, the frame rate was 25 s-1...

André Wächter; Yumin Bi; Stanley D. Dunn; Brian D. Cain; Hendrik Sielaff; Frank Wintermann; Siegfried Engelbrecht; Wolfgang Junge

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

D/sub 2/ - pellet injection system  

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For density build-up of a target plasma for neutral injection in the stellarator ''Wendelstein W VIIA''and for refuelling of the divertor tokamak ASSDEX, pellet light gas guns have been developed. In a continuous flow cryostat cooled by liquid helium with a comsumption of 2 - 3 liter liquid helium per hour deuterium was condensed and solidified. To prevent the propeller gas entering the torus was used. In one system a 3.6 mm guiding tube following the barrel was applied successfully. By optical diagnostics pellet velocity, pellet size and pellet trajectory is measured. For a pellet centrifuge system investigations of carbon fiber rotors were made up to surface velocities of 1500 m/s.

Buechl, K.; Andelfinger, C.; Kollotzek, H.; Lang, R.; Ulrich, M.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Electrical energy storage systems: A comparative life cycle cost analysis  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Large-scale deployment of intermittent renewable energy (namely wind energy and solar PV) may entail new challenges in power systems and more volatility in power prices in liberalized electricity markets. Energy storage can diminish this imbalance, relieving the grid congestion, and promoting distributed generation. The economic implications of grid-scale electrical energy storage technologies are however obscure for the experts, power grid operators, regulators, and power producers. A meticulous techno-economic or cost-benefit analysis of electricity storage systems requires consistent, updated cost data and a holistic cost analysis framework. To this end, this study critically examines the existing literature in the analysis of life cycle costs of utility-scale electricity storage systems, providing an updated database for the cost elements (capital costs, operational and maintenance costs, and replacement costs). Moreover, life cycle costs and levelized cost of electricity delivered by electrical energy storage is analyzed, employing Monte Carlo method to consider uncertainties. The examined energy storage technologies include pumped hydropower storage, compressed air energy storage (CAES), flywheel, electrochemical batteries (e.g. lead–acid, NaS, Li-ion, and Ni–Cd), flow batteries (e.g. vanadium-redox), superconducting magnetic energy storage, supercapacitors, and hydrogen energy storage (power to gas technologies). The results illustrate the economy of different storage systems for three main applications: bulk energy storage, T&D support services, and frequency regulation.

Behnam Zakeri; Sanna Syri

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Geothermal Progress Monitor: system status and operational experience  

SciTech Connect

The Geothermal Progress Monitor (GPM) is an information system designed and implemented by the MITRE Corporation on behalf of the Division of Geothermal and Hydropower Technology (DGHT, formerly Division of Geothermal Energy) of the US Department of Energy (DOE). Its purpose is to keep track of and to report significant events and trends in the US geothermal industry and the federal geothermal program. The information sources of the GPM system are paper and computerized files maintained by a number of organizations throughout the United States. Trade and technical publications are also used to supplement the information-gathering network. Periodic reports from the GPM system consist mainly of manual and computerized analyses of the collected data. In addition, significant events and activities are usually highlighted. The GPM serves a dual function for DGHT and other members of the Interagency Geothermal Coordinating Council (IGCC). It supports effective management of the federal geothermal program and it provides information for executive, legislative, statutory, and public needs. This paper is a report on the current status of the GPM system and a summary of MITRE's operational experience during calendar year 1981 and the first quarter of 1982. It includes a description of the required output and the mechanism by which the information is gathered, integrated, and published as a Geothermal Progress Monitor Report.

Gerstein, R.E.; Kenkeremath, L.D.; Murphy, M.B.; Entingh, D.J.

1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Phase inductance estimation for switched reluctance motor using adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A new method based on an adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) for estimating the phase inductance of switched reluctance motors (SRMs) is presented. The ANFIS has the advantages of expert knowledge of the fuzzy inference system and the learning capability of neural networks. A hybrid learning algorithm, which combines the least square method and the back propagation algorithm, is used to identify the parameters of the ANFIS. The rotor position and the phase current of the 6/4 pole SRM are used to predict the phase inductance. The phase inductance results predicted by the ANFIS are in excellent agreement with the results of the finite element method.

Ferhat Daldaban; Nurettin Ustkoyuncu; Kerim Guney

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Control system for a vertical-axis windmill  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A vertical-axis windmill having a rotating structure is provided with a series of articulated vertical blades whose positions are controlled to maintain a constant RPM for the rotating structure, when wind speed is sufficient. A microprocessor controller is used to process information on wind speed, wind direction and RPM of the rotating structure to develop an electrical signal for establishing blade position. The preferred embodiment of the invention, when connected to a utility grid, is designed to generate 40 kilowatts of power when exposed to a 20 mile per hour wind. The control system for the windmill includes electrical blade actuators that modulate the blades of the rotating structure. Blade modulation controls the blade angle of attack, which in turn controls the RPM of the rotor. In the preferred embodiment, the microprocessor controller provides the operation logic and control functions. A wind speed sensor provides inputs to start or stop the windmill, and a wind direction sensor is used to keep the blade flip region at 90 and 270/sup 0/ to the wind. The control system is designed to maintain constant rotor RPM when wind speed is between 10 and 40 miles per hour.

Brulle, R.V.

1981-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

466

Cooling system for rotating machine  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrical machine comprising a rotor is presented. The electrical machine includes the rotor disposed on a rotatable shaft and defining a plurality of radial protrusions extending from the shaft up to a periphery of the rotor. The radial protrusions having cavities define a fluid path. A stationary shaft is disposed concentrically within the rotatable shaft wherein an annular space is formed between the stationary and rotatable shaft. A plurality of magnetic segments is disposed on the radial protrusions and the fluid path from within the stationary shaft into the annular space and extending through the cavities within the radial protrusions.

Gerstler, William Dwight (Niskayuna, NY); El-Refaie, Ayman Mohamed Fawzi (Niskayuna, NY); Lokhandwalla, Murtuza (Clifton Park, NY); Alexander, James Pellegrino (Ballston Lake, NY); Quirion, Owen Scott (Clifton Park, NY); Palafox, Pepe (Schenectady, NY); Shen, Xiaochun (Schenectady, NY); Salasoo, Lembit (Schenectady, NY)

2011-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

467

A stand-alone wind power supply with a Li-ion battery energy storage system  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract The improved structure of stand-alone wind power system which is presented in this paper based on a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) and permanent magnet synchronous machine (PMSM). A Li-ion battery energy storage system is used to compensate the inherent power fluctuations (excess or shortage) and to regulate the overall system operation based on a power management strategy. The modeling and the control of a DFIG for stand-alone power applications are detailed. However, the magnitude and frequency of the DFIG stator output voltage are controlled under variable mechanical speed. This task is ensured via the control of d and q components of the rotor flux by means of a back-to-back pulse width modulation (PWM) converter connected to the rotor side of the DFIG. The PMSM is coupled mechanically to the wind turbine and supplies a required power to the PWM converter in order to regulate the dc bus voltage to the desired value. In order to validate the proposed stand-alone wind power supply structure both a theoretical system analysis and a complete simulation of the overall wind energy conversion system (WECS) with Li-ion battery energy storage system is carried out to prove the performances of the control strategy.

Tedjani Mesbahi; Ahmed Ouari; Tarak Ghennam; El Madjid Berkouk; Nassim Rizoug; Nadhir Mesbahi; Moudrik Meradji

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Design and Experimental Validation of a Ducted Counter-rotating Axial-flow Fans System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

,8 ) than the front rotor (FR) diameter to re- duce interaction between the FR tip vortex and the RR blade that the efficiency is strongly increased compared to a conventional rotor or to a rotor-stator stage. The effects a very flexible use, with a large patch of high efficient operating points in the parameter space

Boyer, Edmond

469

Rotordynamics in alternative energy power generation.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis analyses and discusses the main alternative energy systems that work with rotordynamics machines to generate power. Hydropower systems, wave and ocean energy, geothermal,… (more)

Cortes-Zambrano, Ivan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Nomenclature R mean rotor radius  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

; Hysteresis loops 1. Introduction Axial #ow compressors are subject to two distinct aerodynamic instabilities). Automatica 37 (2001) 921}931 Brief Paper Rotating stall control for axial #ow compressors Calin Belta, rotating stall and surge, which can severely limit the compressor performance. Both these instabilities

Belta, Calin A.

471

Sandia National Laboratories: Rotor Innovation  

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Engine Test Facility Central Receiver Test Facility Power Towers for Utilities Solar Furnace Dish Test Facility Optics Lab Parabolic Dishes Work For Others (WFO) User...

472

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Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determinations By Date | Department of Energy  

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17, 2011 17, 2011 CX-005428: Categorical Exclusion Determination Improved Structure and Fabrication of Large High-Power Kinetic Hydropower System Rotors -Year 2 CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B5.1 Date: 03/17/2011 Location(s): New York Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office March 17, 2011 CX-005407: Categorical Exclusion Determination State Energy Program -Farm Audit Implementation CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 03/17/2011 Location(s): Michigan Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office March 17, 2011 CX-005398: Categorical Exclusion Determination Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant - Illinois-City-Schaumburg, Village of CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B2.5, B5.1 Date: 03/17/2011 Location(s): Schaumburg, Illinois Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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Cooling system for superconducting magnet  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A cooling system is configured to control the flow of a refrigerant by controlling the rate at which the refrigerant is heated, thereby providing an efficient and reliable approach to cooling a load (e.g., magnets, rotors). The cooling system includes a conduit circuit connected to the load and within which a refrigerant circulates; a heat exchanger, connected within the conduit circuit and disposed remotely from the load; a first and a second reservoir, each connected within the conduit, each holding at least a portion of the refrigerant; a heater configured to independently heat the first and second reservoirs. In a first mode, the heater heats the first reservoir, thereby causing the refrigerant to flow from the first reservoir through the load and heat exchanger, via the conduit circuit and into the second reservoir. In a second mode, the heater heats the second reservoir to cause the refrigerant to flow from the second reservoir through the load and heat exchanger via the conduit circuit and into the first reservoir. 3 figs.

Gamble, B.B.; Sidi-Yekhlef, A.

1998-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Decoupled Control of Doubly Fed Induction Generator by Vector Control for Wind Energy Conversion System  

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Abstract Since the penetration of wind power generation in growing, system operators have an increasing interest in analyzing the impact of wind power on the connected power system. The doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) is generally used in the production of the electric energy and more specifically in wind turbines. Currently, to regulate the active and reactive power exchanged between the machine and the grid. A detail dynamic model of a DFIG-based wind-turbine grid-connected system is presented in the d,q -synchronous reference frame by controlling the machine inverter with the algorithm of control based on vector control concept (with stator flux orientation). The aim of control is to have measured active and reactive powers equal to the reference values. These powers must then be collected. In order to measure only the rotor currents, we can use an indirect control method, with integrating power regulation loop, using a classical PI controller: proportional–integral. In this way, this control is able to limit the machine rotor currents. In another way, an appropriate fitness function is derived to express the time domain evolution of DFIG, with the objective to assure the DFIG continuous operation even under a fault condition and improve at the same time its transient behavior as compared with the indirect control without power loop. The control of our machine is simulated; finally the Simulations results are presented and discussed.

K. Kerrouche; A. Mezouar; Kh. Belgacem

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An overview of Boeing flywheel energy storage systems with high-temperature  

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An overview summary of recent Boeing work on high-temperature superconducting (HTS) bearings is presented. A design is presented for a small flywheel energy storage system that is deployable in a field installation. The flywheel is suspended by a HTS bearing whose stator is conduction cooled by connection to a cryocooler. At full speed, the flywheel has 5 kW h of kinetic energy, and it can deliver 3 kW of three-phase 208 V power to an electrical load. The entire system, which includes a containment structure, is compatible with transportation by forklift or crane. Laboratory measurements of the bearing loss are combined with the parasitic loads to estimate the efficiency of the system. Improvements in structural composites are expected to enable the operation of flywheels with very high rim velocities. Small versions of such flywheels will be capable of very high rotational rates and will likely require the low loss inherent in HTS bearings to achieve these speeds. We present results of experiments with small-diameter rotors that use HTS bearings for levitation and rotate in vacuum at kHz rates. Bearing losses are presented as a function of rotor speed.

M Strasik; J R Hull; J A Mittleider; J F Gonder; P E Johnson; K E McCrary; C R McIver

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Town of Kill Devil Hills - Wind Energy Systems Ordinance | Department of  

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Town of Kill Devil Hills - Wind Energy Systems Ordinance Town of Kill Devil Hills - Wind Energy Systems Ordinance Town of Kill Devil Hills - Wind Energy Systems Ordinance < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit Residential Schools Savings Category Wind Buying & Making Electricity Program Info State North Carolina Program Type Solar/Wind Permitting Standards Provider Kill Devil Hills Planning and Inspections In October 2007, the town of Kill Devil Hills adopted an ordinance to regulate the use of wind-energy systems. The ordinance directs any individual or organization wishing to install a wind-energy system to obtain a zoning permit from the town planning board. '''Size Requirements:''' Wind turbine towers are restricted to a height of 80 feet with a maximum rotor size of 23 feet in diameter. The combined

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Microsoft Word - Environmental Redispatch statement.doc  

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Power System faced a temporary oversupply of generation from surging spring runoff, wind power and thermal power. Lack of market for federal hydropower even at zero cost...

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International Energy Agency Implementing Agreements and Annexes: A Guide for Building Technologies Program Managers  

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Sequestration, Hydrogen and Clean Coal Fuels FE-24 GTN, Roomand Community Systems (ECBCS)* Clean Coal Sciences* ClimateHydrogen* Hydropower IEA Clean Coal Centre* Industrial

Evans, Meredydd

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Eminent Domain Rights (Florida)  

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Developers of certain facilities, including dams to be used for hydropower, natural gas companies, wastewater systems, and coal pipelines, may be eligible to exercise eminent domain powers in...

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The Cost of Transmission for Wind Energy in the United States: A Review of Transmission Planning Studies.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Grid. 2006. Trans mission and Wind Energy: Capturing theour sample. 20% Wind Energy: Wind Deployment System (WinDS)and Renewable Energy (Wind & Hydropower Technologies

Wiser, Ryan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gateway:América Latina/Aprender más sobre las ERNC/Seleccion...  

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Fuente: Universidad Tcnica Federico Santa Mara Idioma: Espaol Kinetic Hydropower Systems Fuente: Thayer School Idioma: Ingls Retrieved from "http:en.openei.org...

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E2SOL LLC | Open Energy Information  

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Zip: 02818 Region: Northeast - NY NJ CT PA Area Sector: Renewable Energy Product: Solar, Wind, Hydropower Systems Number of Employees: >10 Year Founded: 2009 Phone Number:...

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NREL: Wind Research - Entegrity Wind Systems's EW50 Turbine Testing and  

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Entegrity Wind Systems's EW50 Turbine Testing and Results Entegrity Wind Systems's EW50 Turbine Testing and Results Entegrity Wind Systems' EW50 wind turbine. Text Version As part of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and U.S. Department of Energy (NREL/DOE) Independent Testing project, NREL tested Entegrity Wind Systems' EW50 turbine at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). The EW50 is a 50-kilowatt (kW), three-bladed, horizontal-axis downwind small wind turbine. The turbine's rotor diameter is 15 meters, and its hub height is 30.5 meters. It has a three-phase induction generator that operates at 480 volts AC. Testing Summary The summary of the tests is listed below, along with the final reports. Cumulative Energy Production 3/11/2009: 17; 3/12/2009: 17; 3/13/2009: 17; 3/14/2009: 17; 3/15/2009: 17;

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A comparison of single-suture and double-suture incision closures in seaward-migrating juvenile Chinook salmon implanted with acoustic transmitters: implications for research in river basins containing hydropower structures  

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Reductions in the size of acoustic transmitters implanted in migrating juvenile salmonids have resulted in the ability to make shorter incisions that may warrant using only a single suture for closure. However, it is not known if one suture will sufficiently hold the incision closed, particularly when outward pressure is placed on the surgical site such as when migrating fish experience pressure changes associated with passage at hydroelectric dams. The objective of this research was to evaluate the effectiveness of single-suture incision closures on juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Juvenile Chinook salmon were surgically implanted with a 2012 Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System (JSATS) transmitter (0.30 g) and a passive integrated transponder tag (0.10 g) and incisions were closed with either one suture or two sutures. Mortality and tag retention were monitored and fish were examined after 7 and 14 days to evaluate tissue responses. In a separate experiment, surgically implanted fish were exposed to simulated turbine passage and then examined for expulsion of transmitters, expulsion of viscera through the incision, and mortal injury. With incisions closed using a single suture, there was no mortality or tag loss and similar or reduced tissue reaction compared to incisions closed with two sutures. Further, surgery time was significantly reduced when one suture was used, which leads to less handling and reduced stress. No tags were expelled during pressure scenarios and expulsion of viscera only occurred in two non-mortally injured fish (5%) with single sutures that were also exposed to very high pressure changes. No viscera expulsion was present in fish exposed to pressure scenarios likely representative of hydroturbine passage at many Columbia River dams (e.g. <2.7 ratio of pressure change; an acclimation pressure of 146.2 absolute kpa and a lowest exposure pressure of ~ 53.3 absolute kpa). Based on these results, we recommend the use of a single suture for surgical implantation of transmitters with incisions that are approximately 5 1/2 mm long after tag insertion.

Brown, Richard S.; Deters, Katherine A.; Cook, Katrina V.; Eppard, M. B.

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting and optimization of energy consumption using system dynamics-fuzzy multiple objective programming in world heritage areas  

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Energy consumption and efficiency are important in regional low-carbon economic development and environmental protection. This paper provides a system dynamics and fuzzy multi-objective programming integrated approach for the prediction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions at a regional level. First, a general system dynamics model is constructed to analyze an economy-energy system. To deal with the uncertainties and optimize the parameters in the system, a fuzzy multiple objective programming model is used. This decision support model is then applied to predict the energy consumption of a world heritage area in China during 2010–2020. The results reveal that the energy consumption and CO2 emissions increase dramatically with rapid economic growth. In the scenario herein considered, which is based on the proposed optimization model, a 19.32% reduction was found in the energy intensity decreases from 0.88 tce/104 RMB to 0.71 tce/104 RMB, and a 23.26% reduction in the CO2 emission intensity, from 2.15 t/104 RMB to 1.65 t/104 RMB. Policy suggestions such as adjusting the industrial structure, enhancing local hydro-power and renewable energy and increasing investment in energy technology and efficiency are indicated for the promotion of a low-carbon oriented economy in world heritage areas.

Zhibin Wu; Jiuping Xu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydropower cities : a new candidate for eco-utopia  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The increasing need for water due to incessant growth of population of the world makes it imperative to build water reservoirs in different location of the world. Water reservoirs most of the time are used as a mean to ...

Akbarzadeh, Masoud, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - SW HydropowerCouncil-060910.pptx  

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CW appropriations are projected to decrease relative to inflation * The cost of the work we do is expected to increase at a rate greater than inflation increase at a rate...

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Energy Department Announces $4.4 Million to Advance Hydropower...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

that uses lightweight advanced materials and advanced manufacturing techniques such as laser-assisted welding, surface treatments, and processing. The turbine will be designed to...

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Huge Potential for Hydropower: Assessment Highlights New Possible...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Asset Assessment database indicates the region is home to numerous endangered fish and wildlife species, has nearly 1,500 boat ramps, almost 800 fish access locations, 96...

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Hydropower R&D: Recent Advances in Turbine Passage Technology...  

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describe the recent and planned R&D activities across the U.S. related to survival of fish entrained in hydroelectric turbines. In this report, we have considered studies that...

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Hydropower Generators Will Deliver New Energy from an Old Dam  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

City of Tacoma expands hydroelectric dam to produce more than 23,000 megawatt hours of electricity annually.

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Federal Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower/Federal Inland...  

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of Energy Environmental Protection Agency Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Fish and Wildlife Service Forest Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

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Microsoft Word - FINAL Hydropower Council Agenda 2009.doc  

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Marriott Hotel Tulsa, Oklahoma June 9 - 10, 2009 Tuesday, June 9 1:00 p.m. Welcome Tulsa District 1:05 p.m. Introductions All 1:15 p.m. FY 10 COE Budget Southwestern COE...

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Assessment of the Effects of Climate Change on Federal Hydropower  

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This Oak Ridge National Laboratory TM report, referred to as the "9505 Assessment" describes the technical basis for the report to Congress that was called for in the SECURE Water Act. The 9505...

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Los Alamos County Completes Abiquiu Hydropower Project, Bringing...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

installed by the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities at the Abiquiu Hydroelectric Facility on the Rio Chama River in New Mexico. DOE's Wind and Water Power Program...

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President Obama Signs Two Bills to Boost Small Hydropower Projects...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Energy Manufacturing Energy Department Seeks Feedback on Draft Guidance for the Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program Water Power Program About the Program Research &...

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Microsoft Word - FINAL 2010 Hydropower Council Agenda 052510...  

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p.m. BREAK 3:30 p.m. Presentation of Preliminary FY 12 COE Districts Work Packages 4:45 p.m. ADJOURN Wednesday, June 9 8:30 a.m. TOUR OF TABLE ROCK POWERHOUSE 12:00 p.m. ADJOURN...

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Microsoft Word - FINAL 2013 HydropowerCouncilAgenda 060513  

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7, Room 752A Dallas, Texas June 11 - 12, 2013 Monday, June 10 1:30 p.m. Whitney Powerhouse Site Visit Fort Worth District Hillsboro, Texas Tuesday, June 11 1:00 p.m. Welcome...

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Hydropower and Ocean Energy Resources and Technologies | Department...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Several people are photographed standing on the barge. The Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion project at Hawaii's Natural Energy Lab was one of the first successful thermal ocean...