Improved design of unlined air cushion surge chambers
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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Original versionInternational journal on hydropower and dams. 2021, 28 (1), 92-98.
An overview of important design considerations for unlined air cushion surge chambers is given and three innovative solutions that can enable a safer and more economic design are presented. The paper is based on information from ten Norwegian air cushion surge chambers and includes important lessons learned from more than 30 years of operational experience with these facilities.