Adaptation of an Existing Intake Structure Caused by Increased Sediment Level
AbstractAn unexpected and massive redistribution of fine sediment in a large Alpine reservoir was triggered by a further lowering of the water level to conduct maintenance work. This caused the need of a total redesign of the existing head race intake for a high head power plant in the Austrian Alps. Two main geometry options for the trash rack support structure are compared with numerical simulations (ANSYS-CFX) as well as with a scale model test (scale 1:20). The laboratory experiment substantially benefited from the preliminary numerical investigation in respect of the location and implementation of the model boundaries. In return was the confidence in the numerics strengthened by the successful validation of the local head loss and the velocity distribution for the main operation cases. This allowed that the main inputs for the structural design and the further optimisation is conducted only with the 3D-numerical tool. The paper presents the interlaced concept as well as the main finding of the investigation, which lead to a successful adaptation of the intake structure. View Full-Text
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Gabl, R.; Gems, B.; Birkner, F.; Hofer, B.; Aufleger, M. Adaptation of an Existing Intake Structure Caused by Increased Sediment Level. Water 2018, 10, 1066.
Gabl R, Gems B, Birkner F, Hofer B, Aufleger M. Adaptation of an Existing Intake Structure Caused by Increased Sediment Level. Water. 2018; 10(8):1066.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gabl, Roman; Gems, Bernhard; Birkner, Florian; Hofer, Bernhard; Aufleger, Markus. 2018. "Adaptation of an Existing Intake Structure Caused by Increased Sediment Level." Water 10, no. 8: 1066.
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