Performance Test and Structural Analysis of Cross-Flow Turbine

Zar Ni Tin Win, Htay Htay Win, Myint Thein


Myanmar is a developing country, the annual consumption of electricity has been increasing rapidly throughout the country.  The main source of energy for generating electricity is hydropower because of her hilly regions with rivers and water-falls.  Myanmar, where 75% of the populations live in rural area, has a low level of access to electricity.  Small-scale hydropower production may be the most cost-effective way to supply electricity to remote villages that are not near transmission lines.  The objectives of this research is to design low cost with high efficient cross-flow turbine especially for low head, to analyze the blade structural and modal of the turbine runner by using ANSYS 14.5 software, to construct the designed cross-flow turbine and test the performance of constructed cross-flow turbine in selected site location.  The designed cross-flow turbine is capable of producing up to 300 watts AC power at the head of 6m and water flow rate of 0.009 m3/s. 


Analysis; cross-flow turbine; design; hydropower; performance.

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