Current Research in Hydropower Technologies, CRHT-X

April, 2020

It is our pleasure to welcome you to CRHT X’20, 10th International Symposium on Current Research in Hydropower Technologies. The symposium aims to bring together students, researchers, professionals and experts in hydropower sector and other renewable energy fields to share their experiences and research insights. Furthermore, we are extremely delighted to be hosting this event for the 10th time.

Unlike previous years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year, the conference is planned to be conducted in a web-based module. All the presenters were asked to submit their narrative presentations along with the full papers. After a thorough review by the experts in the related field, selected research and technical papers are planned to be published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series as a part of conference proceedings.

Web Release of the conference on 28.04.2020

Abstract Book

CRHT X program

Remarks by the Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University, Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha
Welcome note by Prof. Bhola Thapa
Introduction to TTL and CRHT by Dr. Sailesh Chitrakar
Keynote PresentationsPresenter
1KU-NTNU cooperation within hydro turbinesProf. Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug
2Green hydrogen as a future multi-disciplinary research at Kathmandu UniversityAsst. Prof. Biraj Singh Thapa
3Cooperation between WHU and KU in hydropowerProf. Zhongdong Qian
Technical Presentations
Session I – Pump Technology
1Design of a reversible pump turbine (CRHTX-1)Jan-Karl Lasse Escher
2Average-value modelling of a Variable Speed Pumped-Storage plant (CRHTX-3)Jørgen Hagset Stavnesli
3Design of a contra-rotating booster pump (CRHTX-4)Ingrid Befring Hage
4Numerical simulation of cavitation on a Reversible Pump Turbine (CRHTX-18)Johan Christian Jenssen
5An experimental investigation of PAT in direct and reverse mode at Turbine Testing Lab (CRHTX-21)Samita Rimal
6Opportunity for research and manufacturing of pump in Nepal (CRHTX-47)Nischal Pokharel
Session II – Numerical Investigations
7Design optimization of Francis turbine draft tube (CRHTX-5)Ingelin Herland
8Vortex generators effect on trailing edge wake and fluid structure interaction (CRHTX-11)Hasan Besirovic
9Performance analysis of gravitational water vortex power plant using scale-down model (CRHTX-24)Ashish Sedai
10Design and optimization of butterfly valve disc using numerical simulation (CRHTX-28)Bikki Chhantyal
11Numerical investigation of flow field and performance of the Francis turbine of Bhilangana-III hydropower plant (CRHTX-34)Ram Thapa
12Numerical investigation on the effects of leakage flow from Guide vane-clearance gaps in low specific speed Francis turbines (CRHTX-45)Saroj Gautam
13Method of erosion prediction hill diagram to investigate the performance of Francis turbine operated in sediment laden water (CRHTX-46)Ram Lama
Session III – Experimental Investigations
14Test of a Francis turbine with variable speed operation (CRHTX-6)Gro Mari Kjellstadli Langleite
15Uncertainty evaluation of efficiency measurement in laboratory conditions (CRHTX-26)Prabin Dhakal
16Effect of welding pattern during repair and maintenance of Francis runner on sediment erosion: An experimental investigation using RDA (CRHTX-38)Devendra Sharma
17Investigation of mechanical properties of Brass Francis turbine manufactured by local investment casting technique in Nepal (CRHTX-42)Sangit Kattel
18Experimental and CFD study of influence of sediment size on efficiency of hydrocyclone for use as filtration device (CRHTX-43)Aman Kapali
Session IV – Design and Manufacturing of turbines
19Development of a model of Pelton runner for laboratory testing (CRHTX-20)Raman Budhathoki
20Enhancement of design and manufacturing capacity of Francis turbine in Nepal (CRHTX-27)Roshan Raj Mainali
21Application of Reverse Engineering method to model eroded Francis runner (CRHTX-41)Ashish Sedai
22A review on casting technology with the prospects on its application for hydro turbines (CRHTX-44)Abishek Kafle
23Design of Francis turbine for micro hydropower applications (CRHTX-48)Amul Ghimire
Session V – Components of Hydropower
24Analysis and improvement of  a mathematical turbine model (CRHTX-2)Ane Følgesvold Reines
25Pressure pulsations at Iveland Hydropower Plant (CRHTX-13)Erlend Røneid
26Signature investigation of typical faults on Francis turbines (CRHTX-15)Gine Kirkebøen Støren
27How to reduce gas supersaturation from hydropower plants (CRHTX-16)Maren Elise Rognerud
28Technical investigation of Nepalese electricity market – An econometric modelling approach (CRHTX-17)Nawaraj Sanjel
29Design and construction practices of hydropower tunnel in the Nepal Himalaya (CRHTX-30)Sujan Karki
30Tunnel support design in fault zone in hydropower tunnel in the Himalaya: A case study (CRHTX-31)Bimal Chhushyabaga