Answer to Question #194990 in Civil and Environmental Engineering for Zerick

Question #194990

A 1 inch diameter nozzle there is a water flows under 400ft head to operate a turbine. There is 90% efficient of turbine and connected to a 94% efficient generators. Find the power output in kilowatts.


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Expert's answer
2021-05-19T06:07:50-0400

The water flows through a nozzle of 1 inch = 0.0254 m


head loss 400 ft. = 121.92 m


Area = = 3.142


Assuming that the flow rate is 3 m/s the mass of water of = 3000 kg/s


Hydropower W =


%


assuming the that the head loss = 10%


the net head 121.92 = 109.728 m





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