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  • 1.
    Boroomand, Masoud
    et al.
    Amirkabir University of Technology.
    Dehkharqani, Arash Soltani
    Amirkabir University of Technology.
    Khelghatibana, Maryam
    Amirkabir University of Technology.
    Vahidi, Mina
    Amirkabir University of Technology.
    Preliminary design of axial flow compressors2011In: Preliminary design of axial flow compressors, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 2.
    Dehkharqani, Arash Soltani
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Fluid and Experimental Mechanics.
    Amiri, Kaveh
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Fluid and Experimental Mechanics.
    Cervantes, Michel
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Fluid and Experimental Mechanics.
    Steady and transient pressure measurements on the runner blades of a Kaplan turbine model2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The development of renewable energy sources has increased the need for power regulation. Power system regulation is mainly performed by hydropower plants through load variations. Additional forces are exerted on the runner blades during these load variations. This paper deals with pressure measurement performed on the blades of a Kaplan turbine model under steady state and load variation conditions. Flow behavior and frequency content of the pressure are investigated and compared to find critical condition in terms of pressure fluctuation. The results show that at various operating points and conditions, different regions of the blade are important. During load rejection, a considerable amount of pressure fluctuations are exerted on the runner blades. These results will be used to define experiments to be performed on the corresponding prototype. On the prototype, the loads acting on the runner blades will be investigated at various operation points similar to the model. In addition, the relation between the frequency content on the blades and loads on the main shaft will be investigated. Comparing results from model and prototype eventually would be valuable to explore the flow characteristics in prototype since CFD simulation of prototype is challenging.

  • 3.
    Dehkharqani, Arash Soltani
    et al.
    Amirkabir University of Technology.
    Boroomand, Masoud
    Amirkabir University of Technology.
    Eshraghi, Hamzeh
    Amirkabir University of Technology.
    A Numerical Investigation of Loss Coefficient Variation in Various Incidence Angles in Tandem Blades Cascade2014In: A Numerical Investigation of Loss Coefficient Variation in Various Incidence Angles in Tandem Blades Cascade, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is a severe tendency to reduce weight and increase power of gas turbine. Such a requirement is fulfilled by higher pressure ratio of compressor stages. Employing tandem blades in multi-stage axial flow compressors is a promising methodology to control separation on suction sides of blades and simultaneously implement higher turning angle to achieve higher pressure ratio. The present study takes into account the high flow deflection capabilities of the tandem blades consisting of NACA-65 airfoil with fixed percent pitch and axial overlap at various flow incidence angles. In this regard, a two-dimensional cascade model of tandem blades is constructed in a numerical environment. The inlet flow angle is varied in a wide range and overall loss coefficient and deviation angles are computed. Moreover, the flow phenomena between the blades and performance of both forward and afterward blades are investigated. At the end, the aerodynamic flow coefficient of tandem blades are also computed with equivalent single blades to evaluate the performance of such blades in both design and off-design domain of operations. The results show that tandem blades are quite capable of providing higher deflection with lower loss in a wide range of operation and the base profile can be successfully used in design of axial flow compressor. In comparison to equivalent single blades, tandem blades have less dissipation because the momentum exerted on suction side of tandem blades confines the size of separation zone near trailing edges of blades.

  • 4.
    Dehkharqani, Arash Soltani
    et al.
    Amirkabir University of Technology.
    Boroomand, Masoud
    Amirkabir University of Technology.
    Eshraghi, Hamzeh
    Amirkabir University of Technology.
    A Numerical Investigation of Performance Parameter in 2-D Tandem Blade Cascade2013In: A Numerical Investigation of Performance Parameter in 2-D Tandem Blade Cascade, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 5.
    Soltani Dehkharqani, Arash
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Fluid and Experimental Mechanics.
    Aidanpää, Jan-Olov
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Product and Production Development.
    Engström, Fredrik
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Fluid and Experimental Mechanics.
    Cervantes, Michel
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Fluid and Experimental Mechanics.
    A Review of Available Methods for the Assessment of Fluid Added Mass, Damping, and Stiffness With an Emphasis on Hydraulic Turbines2018In: Applied Mechanics Review, ISSN 0003-6900, E-ISSN 1088-8535, Vol. 70, no 5, article id 050801Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Fluid added mass, damping, and stiffness are highly relevant parameters to consider when evaluating the dynamic response of a submerged structure in a fluid. The prediction of these parameters for hydraulic turbines has been approached relatively recently. Complex fluid-structure analyses including three-dimensional flow and the need for experiments during operation are the main challenges for the numerical and experimental approaches, respectively. The main objective of this review is to address the impact of different parameters, for example, flow velocity, cavitation, nearby solid structure, and rotational speed on the fluid added mass and damping of Kaplan/Propeller and Francis turbine runners. The fluid added stiffness is also discussed in the last section of the paper. Although studies related to hydraulic turbines are the main objective of this paper, the literature on hydrofoils is also taken into consideration to provide valuable information on topics such as individual runner blades. In this literature survey, the analytical, numerical, and experimental approaches used to determine fluid added parameters are discussed, and the pros and the cons of each method are addressed.

  • 6.
    Soltani Dehkharqani, Arash
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Fluid and Experimental Mechanics.
    Aidanpää, Jan-Olov
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Product and Production Development.
    Engström, Fredrik
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Fluid and Experimental Mechanics.
    Cervantes, Michel
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Fluid and Experimental Mechanics.
    Fluid added polar inertia and damping for the torsional vibration of a Kaplan turbine model runner considering multiple perturbations2019In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Institute of Physics (IOP), 2019, Vol. 240, article id 062007Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A water turbine runner is exposed to several perturbation sources with differentfrequencies, phases, and amplitudes both at the design and off-design operations. Rotor-statorinteraction, cavitation, rotating vortex rope, and blade trailing edge vortices are examples of suchperturbations which can disturb the runner. The rotor dynamic coefficients require beingdetermined to perform a reliable dynamic analysis. Fluid added inertia, damping, and stiffnesshave previously been investigated for individual perturbation frequencies for the torsionalvibration of a Kaplan turbine model runner. However, a number of perturbation sources mostlytake place simultaneously and alter the dynamics of the runner. Soltani et al. [1] have evaluatedthe torsional added parameters for a Kaplan turbine runner using numerical simulationsconsidering single perturbation frequency. In the present work, the fluid added parameters areassessed in the presence of multiple perturbation sources. A similar methodology is used. Asingle-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) model for the dynamic model and unsteady ReynoldsaveragedNavier–Stokes approach for the flow simulations are assumed. Perturbations withdifferent frequencies are applied to the rotational speed of the runner to determine the fluid addedparameters for the torsional vibration. A number of previously investigated frequencies arechosen and their combinations are investigated. In addition, two different phase shifts areconsidered between the applied perturbations to study the effect of phase. Two more test caseswith higher perturbation amplitude are also conducted to investigate its influence on the fluidadded inertia and damping. The results are compared with the previous study and the interactionof multiple perturbations on the added parameters is investigated.

  • 7.
    Soltani Dehkharqani, Arash
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Fluid and Experimental Mechanics.
    Cervantes, Michel
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Fluid and Experimental Mechanics. Waterpower Laboratory, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim.
    Aidanpää, Jan-Olov
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Product and Production Development.
    Numerical analysis of fluid-added parameters for the torsional vibration of a Kaplan turbine model runner2017In: Advances in Mechanical Engineering, ISSN 1687-8132, E-ISSN 1687-8140, Vol. 9, no 10, article id 1687814017732893Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The impact of fluid on the runner of a hydraulic turbine is a recurrent problem. Fully coupled fluid-structure simulations are extremely time consuming. Thus, an alternative method is required to estimate this interaction to perform a reliable rotor dynamic analysis. In this paper, numerical estimations of the added inertia, damping and stiffness for a Kaplan turbine model runner are presented using transient-flow simulations. A single-degree-of-freedom model was assumed for the fluid-runner interaction, and the parameters were estimated by applying a harmonic disturbance to the angular velocity of the runner. The results demonstrate that the added inertia and damping are important, whereas the stiffness is negligible. The dimensionless added polar inertia is 23-27% of the reference value (ρR5). Damping significantly contributes to the moment at low excitation frequencies, whereas the inertia becomes dominant at higher frequencies.

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