Finite element method computation of streamlines inside Francis turbines

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Abstract

Problem of computing streamlines of water flow inside the Francis turbine is solved using two-dimensional potential flow model and finite element method. The entire computational algorithm is implemented through developed numerical objects. The resulting software needs simple geometrical input, creates appropriate finite element mesh and computes streamlines efficiently and accurately, so it presents a good tool for turbine flow analysis.

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