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Hydropower Calculator


Hydropower Calculator is a Matlab code intended to facilitate the calculations for determining optimal flow discharge and optimal penstock diameter when designing impulse and reaction turbines for hydropower systems.

Hydropower Calculator is a free program; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Features of Hydropower Calculator

  • Optimal flow discharge and optimal penstock diameter for impulse turbines
  • Optimal flow discharge and optimal penstock diameter for reaction turbines




Journal paper that describes the theory (PDF)
10/01/14 Matlab Code Version 1.1


Please send your suggestions or questions to: Arturo Leon (aleon3@Central.UH.EDU).




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