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Mathematical modelling and optimisation of Venturi-enhanced hydropower

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In this thesis we study a novel type of hydropower generation which uses a Venturi contraction to amplify the pressure drop across a turbine, allow- ing for cost-effective hydropower generation in situations where the head drop is small, such as in rivers and weirs. The efficiency is sensitive to how the secondary flow, which passes through the turbine, mixes with the accelerated primary flow, which is diverted around the turbine, within the confines of a closed geometry. In particular, it...

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EP/L015803/1
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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