The St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory has carried out a hydrodynamic
analysis of several critical components of a preliminary design
configuration of the HYKAT. A sketch of this configuration is shown in
Fig. 1. The components subjected to detailed analysis were those of the
upper leg, including the contraction, turning vanes of the first elbow, and
the turbulent management system. Head loss computations were made for the
entire flow circuit. Mathematical modeling was used extensively for analysis
of the contraction and the turning vanes. Based on the results of this
study, recommendations have been made for some modification to the preliminary
design. Some of the results presented here have been previously
included in progress reports, and results of additional studies are summarized.
Song, Charles C. S.; Wetzel, Joseph M.; Yuan, M.; Arndt, Roger E. A.; Killen, John M..
Hydrodynamic Analysis of the Hykat.
St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory.
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