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International Symposium on CRHT-V held at KU

Turbine Testing Lab, Kathmandu University organized One Day International Symposium on Current Research in Hydraulic Turbines – V (Including Wind Turbines) on March 23, 2015 at C.V. Raman Auditorium. The scope of Symposium focused on the thesis works by students and researchers related to Hydro and Wind turbines and covered R&D activities ongoing in this field. The symposium was a continuation of previous symposium CRHT-IV. The main objective of the symposium was to bring young researchers working in hydropower sector to a common platform to share their research experiences and develop networking for future endeavors.

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The program was divided into three series sessions with 22 Oral Presentations and 5 Poster Presentations. Inaugurating the program, Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Registrar of Kathmandu University shared that the university was expanding in research in hydropower as there is tremendous potential in the sector. He further expressed his hope that the presenters and participants of the program could be benefitted through sharing of ideas and opinion. The chairperson for the sessions were Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Prof. Dr. Ramesh Kumar Maskey and Prof. Dr. Bim Prasad Shrestha, Associate Deans, School of Engineering. The participants for the oral presentations were from NTNU; Norway, KU and University of Canterbury, New Zealand, whereas the undergraduate students from Mechanical Engineering department presented their related project activity as a part of poster presentation. 

 

Program

Date      : 23rd March 2015, Monday

Time      : 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Venue    : CV Raman Auditorium, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal

 

Program Details

S.N.

Time

Program

1

9:00 9:25

Registration and Tea / Snacks

2

9:30 10:00

Inauguration Program

9:30 Welcome speech and program overview by Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane, HOD, Mechanical

9:40 Recent activities at TTL by Sailesh Chitrakar

9:50 Inaugural Speech by Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, Vice Chancellor

3

10:00 10:45

Session I                                                                                                  Chair Person: Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane

S.N.

Presenter

Title

Organization

1

Nirmal Acharya

Development of Sediment friendly cross flow hydro turbine and its site demonstration in Nepal

KMOU & KU

2

Mike Arnaiz

Micro Hydro Power assessment tool for developing countries

UOC

3

Supriya Koirala

Business Incubation of TDS as a spinoff company of Turbine Testing Lab

KU

4

Lars Olav Arntsen

Geotechnology tour to Nepal

NTNU

5

Mahabharat Vyas Shrestha

Current Implementation Process of Micro – Hydropower system in Nepal

KU

6

Karl Oskar Pires Bjørgen

LDV – measurements in a centrifugal pump diffuser

NTNU

10:45

11:55

Question answer session for Session I

4

11:55

11:20

Poster Presentation Session

5

11:20

12:10

Lunch Break

6

12:10

13:15

Session II                                                                                                     Chair Person: Dr. Ramesh Kumar Maskey

S.N.

Presenter

Title

Organization

1

Bhaskaar Upadhyay  Aryal

Development of scaled down wind turbine for wind tunnel testing

KU

2

Trygve Kvåle Løken

Offshore wind wave climates, measurements and analysis

NTNU

3

Linda Haugvaldstad

Study of sediment erosion in guide vanes of Francis Turbine

NTNU

4

Binaya Baidar

Dynamic Analysis of a Francis runner 

KU

5

Ingunn Sletvold Øistad

Wind turbulence intensity at Skipheia measuring

NTNU

6

Nischal Pokhrel

Computational Analysis of Ultra Low Head Turbines

KU

7

Anders Jensen Aas

Efficiency and Pressure Pulsation at Low Head Hydropower Plants

NTNU

8

Anna N. Knutsen

Experimental study of the jet in cross flow in fully developed channel flow

NTNU

13:15

13:30

Question answer session for Session II

7

13:30

13:45

Tea Break

8

13:50

15:00

Session III                                                                                                  Chair Person: Dr. Bim Prasad Shrestha

S.N.

Presenter

Title

Organization

1

Ravi Pandey

Study of vibrational characteristics of 1.6 kW RPT

KU

2

Frode Kristoffer Amundsen Kjøsnes

Measurements of natural frequencies in a circular disc in air and water

NTNU

3

Shrabya Ghimire

Development of tool for aerodynamic and structural design of wind turbine

KU

4

Siri Sletten

Conduit dynamics in Herand Power Plant

NTNU

5

Torunn Engen Røse

Surge shafts or air cushions in hydropower plants

NTNU

6

Audun Tufle Larsen

Pelton turbine – model test of a runner

NTNU

7

Suman Sapkota

Development of Hill Chart for Francis turbine of Jhimruk Hydropower by computational method

KU

8

Erik Grimm Strømme

Computational Methods for Evaluation of Slurry Erosion

NTNU

15:00

15:10

Question answer session for Session III

9

15:10

15:45

Closing Program

Remarks  on behalf of  Session Chairs by Dr. Bim Prasad Shrestha

 Closing Speech by Dr. Bhola Thapa, Registrar

 

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