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Value Of Flow Measurement Accuracy In Hydropower Plants With Short Converging Intakes, Mark Herbert Christian Aug 2017

Value Of Flow Measurement Accuracy In Hydropower Plants With Short Converging Intakes, Mark Herbert Christian

Doctoral Dissertations

This report documents research undertaken to determine the value of flow measurement accuracy in hydropower plants with short converging intakes. The motivation was to provide a suite of tools and best practices to streamline flow measurement sensor modeling in any type of hydropower plant. The Lower Granite Lock and Dam hydroplant was leveraged in development of the analysis tool. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models of Lower Granite Unit 4 provided necessary information about the hydraulic structures distribution through the unit. Two different CFD models were created. The first was done using the as-built plans; the second was created through modifications ...


Ut Lineman Chute, Benjamin D. Jacob, Logan T. Sissom, Stephen E. Brennan, Thomas B. Mcdavid May 2017

Ut Lineman Chute, Benjamin D. Jacob, Logan T. Sissom, Stephen E. Brennan, Thomas B. Mcdavid

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Lattice Boltzmann Methods For Wind Energy Analysis, Stephen Lloyd Wood Aug 2016

Lattice Boltzmann Methods For Wind Energy Analysis, Stephen Lloyd Wood

Doctoral Dissertations

An estimate of the United States wind potential conducted in 2011 found that the energy available at an altitude of 80 meters is approximately triple the wind energy available 50 meters above ground. In 2012, 43% of all new electricity generation installed in the U.S. (13.1 GW) came from wind power. The majority of this power, 79%, comes from large utility scale turbines that are being manufactured at unprecedented sizes. Existing wind plants operate with a capacity factor of only approximately 30%. Measurements have shown that the turbulent wake of a turbine persists for many rotor diameters, inducing ...


Design And Economic Analysis Of A Geothermal Vertical Coupled Heat Pump System For The University Of Tennessee, Knoxville Campus, Joseph W. Birchfield Iv, Will Kester, Jason Cho May 2014

Design And Economic Analysis Of A Geothermal Vertical Coupled Heat Pump System For The University Of Tennessee, Knoxville Campus, Joseph W. Birchfield Iv, Will Kester, Jason Cho

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Sustainability Analysis Of Personal Transportation For Near Urban Commuting, Theodore Ansink, Matthew Atchley, Virginia Browning, Yue Cao, Michelle Everett, James Hall Jr, William R. Henson, Eugene Ng, Michael Picklesimer, Justin Ridenour, Scott Teeters, James Wilson May 2012

Sustainability Analysis Of Personal Transportation For Near Urban Commuting, Theodore Ansink, Matthew Atchley, Virginia Browning, Yue Cao, Michelle Everett, James Hall Jr, William R. Henson, Eugene Ng, Michael Picklesimer, Justin Ridenour, Scott Teeters, James Wilson

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Sustainability Analysis Of Personal Transportation For Near Urban Commuting, Michelle Everett, Michael Pickelsimer, Virginia Browning, William R. Henson, James R. Hall Jr., Yue Cao, Justin Ridenour, Theodore Ansink, James Wilson, Eugene Ng, Matthew Atchley, Scott Teeters, David Irick, Leon Tolbert, Chris Cherry, Robert Counce, Paul D. Frymier May 2011

Sustainability Analysis Of Personal Transportation For Near Urban Commuting, Michelle Everett, Michael Pickelsimer, Virginia Browning, William R. Henson, James R. Hall Jr., Yue Cao, Justin Ridenour, Theodore Ansink, James Wilson, Eugene Ng, Matthew Atchley, Scott Teeters, David Irick, Leon Tolbert, Chris Cherry, Robert Counce, Paul D. Frymier

Faculty Publications and Other Works -- Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering

The goal of this P3 project was to test three hypotheses: 1) there exists a vehicle or class of vehicles that can be effectively used to replace a car for near-urban commuting and short range transportation in cities of similar population, topology and traffic volume as Knoxville, TN with significantly less environmental impact than a typical automobile, 2) this vehicle has the appropriate capacity, convenience, and comfort such that people who are not likely to use other forms of alternate transportation will adopt it, and 3) between a fuel cell hybrid and fully battery electric, one of the two designs ...