EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL STUDY OF COOLING AIR FLOW IN A HYDROELECTRIC GENERATOR
Paper in proceedings, 2012

The cooling air flow inside an electric generator has been numerically simulated and validated with experimental measurements. The numerical studies are performed using OpenFOAM in a quasi-steady mode at three rotor speeds. The numerical and experimental results show similar flow distributions.

OpenFOAM Cooling Turbulence Generator Experiment Computation

Author

Pirooz Moradnia

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics

Valery Chernoray

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics

Håkan Nilsson

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics

European Research Comunnity On Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, ETMM9

Areas of Advance

Energy

Subject Categories

Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

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10/6/2017