Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Bonneville First Powerhouse ERDC turbine operating range investigation
Authors: Davidson, Robert A.
Keywords: Bonneville Dam (Or. And Wash.)
Columbia River
Fishes--Effect of dams on
Fish populations
Fishways--Design and construction
Hydraulic turbines--Models
Turbines--Blades--Design and construction
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CHL TR-17-9
Abstract: As part of the Turbine Survival Program implemented by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland and Walla Walla Districts in the Northwestern Division, this study investigates all potential fish passage routes through the Bonneville First Powerhouse (B1), minimum gap runner (MGR), and draft tube using a 1:25 physical turbine model. Fish passage at on-cam turbine operations is investigated throughout the complete operating range of the B1 MGR to help determine the target operating range for minimizing turbine effects on fish passing through the B1 powerhouse. Relative effects of blade contact, shear, stay vane and wicket passage, draft tube conditions, and effects on egress were determined across the entire turbine operational range at 55 ft head. This includes operation within and beyond the current 1% operating zone. Results from these model investigations indicate that that steeper blade angles (BAs) (if operated at peak efficiency for that subject blade angle) provide for better passage conditions for fish. Fewer severe contacts with the turbine runner and less severe change in direction occur at steeper BAs. The draft tube elbow performs better at steeper BAs, and the quality of flow exiting the draft tube is better at steeper BAs. In addition, there are indications that egress conditions may be better at steeper BAs.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CHL TR-17-9
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Appears in Collections:Technical Report

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
ERDC-CHL TR-17-9.pdf18.11 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail