Current research in hydraulic turbines against sediment erosion: International partnership and collaborations
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Original versionIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES). 2021, 627 . 10.1088/1755-1315/627/1/012019
The problem of material erosion in hydraulic machineries has been under the investigation since a century ago. However, the proper solutions to the erosion of hydro turbine due to sediment-laden flows has not been found yet. The new and future hydropower development is shifting towards Asia region, which holds the highest capacity of undeveloped hydropower potential worldwide, and is also the largest contributor of the sediment intake to the ocean through its river systems. At present the various academic and research institutions are making advancements in R&D of hydraulic turbines against sediment erosion. This article highlights some major achievements made by Kathmandu University and its consortium partner intuitions in the advancement of the turbine technology for the future market.