Design and construction of an impulse turbine

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    Impulse turbine has been constructed to be used in the program of Hydraulic Machines, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, sede Bucaramanga. For construction of the impulse turbine (Pelton) detailed plans were drawn up taking into account the design and implementation of the fundamental equations of hydraulic turbomachinery. From the experimental data found maximum mechanical efficiency of 0.6 ± 0.03 for a water flow of 2.1 l/s. The maximum overall efficiency was 0.23 ± 0.02 for a water flow of 0.83 l/s. The design parameter used was a power of 1 kW, as flow regulator built a needle type regulator, which performed well, the model of the bucket or vane is built on a machine type CNC (Computer Numerical Control). For the construction of the impeller and blades was used aluminium because of chemical and physical characteristics and the casing was manufactured in acrylic.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number012036
    JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 2013
    Event2nd International Meeting for Researchers in Materials and Plasma Technology, IMRMPT 2013 - Bucaramanga, Colombia
    Duration: 27 Feb 20132 Mar 2013


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