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One day International Symposium Concluded at KU

 

 

 

ku logo final   Current Research in Hydraulic Turbines, CRHT-II

    International Symposium, Organized by

         Turbine Testing Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering,

Kathmandu University

 

 

Turbine Testing Lab has organized an International Symposium on "Current Research in Hydraulic Turbines, CRHT-II" on the occasion of its first anniversary. This symposium was the continuation of the first Symposium organized on 23 March 2010.

The scope of Symposium was focused at PhD and Masters Students thesis works related to Hydro turbines. However, R&D activities related to hydro power in general have also been covered. The main objective of this symposium was to bring young researchers working in hydropower sector to a common platform to share their research experiences and also develop networking for future endeavors.

 

Program:

Date: 19 March 2013, Tuesday

Venue: C.V. Raman Auditorium, KU, Dhulikhel, 

Time: 9:00 am onwards

 

Presenters’ Information:

Country

University

Level

Number

Norway

Norwegian University of Science and   Technology, Norway

PhD

1

Masters

12

Nepal

Kathmandu University, Nepal

PhD

2

Masters

3

Bachelors

5

Sweden

Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Masters

1

United Kingdom

University of LEEDS

Researcher at PEEDA

1

 

Total

25

 

 

Activity Summary:

A one day international Symposium on “Current Research in Hydraulic Turbines, CRHT-II” organized by Turbine Testing Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering on 19th March 2013, on the occasion of its first anniversary, was accomplished efficaciously with huge applaud from all the participants and presenters. The program started at 9:30 am with the welcome speech by Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Dean of School of Engineering, Kathmandu University. Prof. Thapa talked about challenges faced during the planning and construction period of the lab and also assured to implement the outputs of research into business in coming years. He welcomed all the participants and presenters from different universities with deep gratitude.

 

After the brief inauguration session, the first round of presentation session was instigated. The presentation session was attention-grabbing and remarkable with diverse group of presenters present in the symposium. A total of 25 presentations were made of which 13 presentations were made by the students from Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology, 10 presentations were made by students from Kathmandu University, 1 presentation was by Master level student, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and 1 presentation was by researcher at PEEDA.

 

At the end of the session I the Chairman summarized all the presentations. And a brief question and answer session was followed, in which the audience came up with very interesting questions and made the information sharing more effective.

 

The third and last session was chaired by Dr. Bibek Baral, Associate Professor, Kathmandu University. His area of research is renewable energy particularly in Bio- Energy. And this session started with another PhD candidate at KU, Mr. Krishna Prasad Shrestha on the topic “Design of Francis Turbine Runner against Sediment Erosion”.

 

A short closing program was organized after the completion of session III. Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering delivered his closing remarks with his expectations that the objectives were achieved and message from this symposium will be taken back to home country by international participants. Dr. Hari Neopane summarized the major issues discussed during the symposium on behalf of session chairmen. He also thanked all the participants for delivering good presentations in limited time.

 

After the completion of the seminar, the students from NTNU and major participants were taken for a short tour of university departments and laboratories.


 


     Current Research in Hydraulic Turbines, CRHT-II

       One day International Symposium organized by Turbine Testing Lab, Kathmandu University

 

     Venue: C.V. Raman Auditorium, KU, Dhulikhel

 

Program Schedule                                                                                                                             Date: 19 March 2013

 

S.N.

Time

Program

1

9:00 9:25

Registration   and Tea/Snacks

2

9:30

10:00

Inauguration   Program

9:30   Welcome speech by Dean, SOE

9:40   Program overview and Recent activities at   TTL by Biraj Singh Thapa

9:50     Inaugural Speech by Vice-Chancellor, KU

3

10:00   12:00

Session I                       Chair Person: Dr.   Hari Prasad Neopane             Venue:   C.V. Raman Auditorium

S.N.

Presenter

Title of   Presentation

Organization

1

Peter   Joachim Gogstad

Pressure   pulsations in Francis turbines

NTNU   PhD Candidate

2

Juben   Bhaukajee

Hydropower   development in Nepal: Issues, policies and institutional aspect

ENPE-   Master’s Student

3

Sverre   Stefanussen Foslie

Design   of centrifugal pump for produced water

NTNU   ME Student

4

Subash   Panta

Software   Development for Segregation of Turbine Data

KU   BE student

5

Even   Lillefoss Haugen

Verification   of simulation program for high head hydro power plant with air cussion

NTNU   ME Student

6

Ram   Hari Khatri KC

Design   of Cross Flow Turbine Test Rig

KU   BE student

7

Ingeborg   Lassen Bue &

Julie   Marie Hovland

Pressure   pulsations and stress in a high head turbine – comparison between model and   geometrically similar prototype

NTNU   ME Student

8

Jone   Rivrud Rygg

Pelton   turbine

NTNU   ME Student

9

Chris   O’Rourke

Low   head Pico turbine Design and Development

Researcher for PEEDA

10

Sailesh Chitrakar

Implementation of FSI in engineering applications

KTH   ME Student

4

12:00 12:50

Lunch Break

5

1:00 2:15

Session   II                            Chair Person: Mr. Brijesh   Adhikary                 Venue: C.V.   Raman Auditorium

S.N.

Presenter

Title of   Presentation

Organization

1

Laxman   Poudel

Study   on sediment characterization & its impact on hydraulic Turbine Material

KU   PhD Candidate

2

Kjartan   Furnes

Flow   in Pelton turbines

NTNU ME Student

3

Milan   Poudel

Prospects   Of Utilization Of Pump Turbine In   Nepalese Hydropower Project

KU   BE student

4

Mons   Ole Dyvik Sellevold

Damping   of U-tube oscillations in hydro power plants

NTNU   ME Student

5

Bidhan   Rajkarnikar

Study   of Sediment Erosion in Francis Turbine Runner at Laboratory Conditions

ENPE-   Master’s Graduate

6

Kristin   Tessem Kolsaker

Evaluation   of modulated cavitation in hydro turbines

NTNU ME Student

7

Ravi   Koirala

Performance   Test of Francis Turbine to estimate the effect of sediment erosion

KU   BE student

8

Johanne   Seierstad

Design   of a Francis turbine test rig

NTNU   ME Student

6

2:15 2:30

Tea Break

7

2:30 3:30

Session   III                           Chair   Person: Dr. Bivek Baral                          Venue: C.V. Raman Auditorium

1

Krishna P. Shrestha

Design of Francis turbine runner against sand erosion

KU   PhD Candidate

2

Sigrid Marie Skodje

Real time modeling of flow systems

NTNU   ME Student

3

Gaurab Nakarmi

Developing Testing Procedure and Data Analysis System of a   Simplified Francis Turbine Test Rig

KU   BE student

4

Tage Morken Augustson

How a skewed velocity profile at turbine inlet influence the   efficiency

NTNU   ME Student

5

Amod Panthi

Fatigue failure in Pelton runner

KU MS Student

6

Oystein Sveinsgjerd Hveem

Governing systems

NTNU   ME Student

8

3:30

4:00

Closing Program

Remarks   from Session Chairs by Hari P. Neopane

Remarks   from HoD, Mechanical Engineering   Department

Closing   Speech by Registrar

 

MC: Miss Rojina Bade; Miss Sneha Sefalika

 

Symposium Coordinator: 

Biraj Singh Thapa, Asst. Professor and Faculty In-Charge, Turbine Testing Lab

 

 

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