Major historical developments in the design of water wheels and Francis hydroturbines

B. J. Lewis, John Michael Cimbala, A. M. Wouden

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The first record of water wheels dates back to ancient Greece. Over the next several centuries the technology spread all over the world. The process of arriving at the design of the modern Francis runner lasted from 1848 to approximately 1920. Though the modern Francis runner has little resemblance to the original turbines designed by James B. Francis in 1848, it became know as the Francis turbine around 1920, in honor of his many contributions to hydraulic engineering analysis and design. The modern Francis turbine is the most widely used turbine design today, particularly for medium head and large flow rate situations, and can achieve over 95% efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012020
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume22
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event27th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, IAHR 2014 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Sep 22 2014Sep 26 2014

Fingerprint

turbine
water

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

Cite this

@article{e3d403388f2344c4829f889a5d1f43a3,
title = "Major historical developments in the design of water wheels and Francis hydroturbines",
abstract = "The first record of water wheels dates back to ancient Greece. Over the next several centuries the technology spread all over the world. The process of arriving at the design of the modern Francis runner lasted from 1848 to approximately 1920. Though the modern Francis runner has little resemblance to the original turbines designed by James B. Francis in 1848, it became know as the Francis turbine around 1920, in honor of his many contributions to hydraulic engineering analysis and design. The modern Francis turbine is the most widely used turbine design today, particularly for medium head and large flow rate situations, and can achieve over 95{\%} efficiency.",
author = "Lewis, {B. J.} and Cimbala, {John Michael} and Wouden, {A. M.}",
year = "2014",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1088/1755-1315/22/1/012020",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "22",
journal = "IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science",
issn = "1755-1307",
publisher = "IOP Publishing Ltd.",

}

Major historical developments in the design of water wheels and Francis hydroturbines. / Lewis, B. J.; Cimbala, John Michael; Wouden, A. M.

In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Vol. 22, 012020, 01.01.2014.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

TY - JOUR

T1 - Major historical developments in the design of water wheels and Francis hydroturbines

AU - Lewis, B. J.

AU - Cimbala, John Michael

AU - Wouden, A. M.

PY - 2014/1/1

Y1 - 2014/1/1

N2 - The first record of water wheels dates back to ancient Greece. Over the next several centuries the technology spread all over the world. The process of arriving at the design of the modern Francis runner lasted from 1848 to approximately 1920. Though the modern Francis runner has little resemblance to the original turbines designed by James B. Francis in 1848, it became know as the Francis turbine around 1920, in honor of his many contributions to hydraulic engineering analysis and design. The modern Francis turbine is the most widely used turbine design today, particularly for medium head and large flow rate situations, and can achieve over 95% efficiency.

AB - The first record of water wheels dates back to ancient Greece. Over the next several centuries the technology spread all over the world. The process of arriving at the design of the modern Francis runner lasted from 1848 to approximately 1920. Though the modern Francis runner has little resemblance to the original turbines designed by James B. Francis in 1848, it became know as the Francis turbine around 1920, in honor of his many contributions to hydraulic engineering analysis and design. The modern Francis turbine is the most widely used turbine design today, particularly for medium head and large flow rate situations, and can achieve over 95% efficiency.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84919628729&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84919628729&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1088/1755-1315/22/1/012020

DO - 10.1088/1755-1315/22/1/012020

M3 - Conference article

AN - SCOPUS:84919628729

VL - 22

JO - IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

JF - IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

SN - 1755-1307

M1 - 012020

ER -