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Ongoing Projects

A. Funded Projects

EnergizeNepal Project

Establishment of center for design, operation and maintenance of mechanical equipment for hydropower plants in Himalaya Region at Kathmandu University (2016-2021)

 B. Academic Projects
Undergraduate Projects for 2015-16

Accomplished Projects

A. Funded Projects


B. Academic Projects


Undergraduate Student Projects 


  • Flow visualization and experimental analysis of Guide Vane through PIV
  • Development of a scale down wind turbine for wind tunnel testing
  • Experimental and Numerical Study of performance of model Reversible Pump Turbine
  • Development of Tool for Aerodynamic and Structural design of Wind Turbines
  • Hydraulic and Mechanical Design of Bifurcation for Hydropower Projects
  • Study of Vibrational Characteristics of 1.6kW Reversible Pump Turbine
  • Computational and Experimental Study of an Ultra Low Head Turbine
  • Development of Hill Chart Diagram for 92kW Francis turbine using Computational method
  • Comparative study of CFD result of airfoil with different solvers
  • Study of hydromechanical component of Chauri Khola HPP
  • Flow simulation and strength analysis of a complete model of Francis turbine designed for Tarakhola
  • Robust mathematical modeling and design of Francis turbine in Matlab
  • Transient simulation of a 100 KW Cross Flow Turbine at various opening angles
  • Designing a simplified test rig of Reversible Pump Turbine at TTL for Chilime HP
  • CFD Analysis of Pelton Runner
  • Experimental Study of Shrinkage Effect due to Welding Repair of Pelton Runner on Torque Generattion
  • Development of micro-hydro Pelton turbine test rig at TTL
  • Heat Treatment Optimization of 13/4-Cr/Ni Stainless Steel
  • Aerodynamic design of a 4-6 KW Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine for Captive generation in Nepal
  • Feasibility study of small scale wind turbines in Nepal
  • Design and Modelling of small scale wind turbines at arbitrary conditions using QBlade
  • Study of Ultra Low Head Hydro-turbine in Nepal
  • Performance analysis of Tesla turbine
  • Computational optimization of a Wind Turbine
  • Use of Rapid Prototyping machine for manufacturing Francis turbine components
  • Use of Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) for flow visualization



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