On the External Effects Affecting Torsional Modes in Guide Vanes
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Original versionInternational Journal of Fluid Machinery and Systems. 2019, 12 (2), 159-168. 10.5293/IJFMS.2019.12.2.159
Rotor stator interaction in high-head Francis turbines has led to several failures in recent years. Increasing efficiency demands require design optimization of the turbine components, which may lead to thinner profiles. Not only can component not withstand the given loads; quite often one or more of their natural frequencies coincide with that of the rotor-stator interaction. Most of the research published has been on runners, while other parts of the turbine are less studied. Even though guide vanes have torsional modes with frequencies which may be close to the exiting frequency from the rotor stator interaction with the runner, no significant ...