Development of Hydraulic Turbines with new Design Philosophy as a foundation for Turbine Manufacturing in Nepal


Project  Date

: August 2010-August 2013


: NORAD/Renewable NepaI

Total Fund

476,000 NOK + 117,500 NOK 1st reinforcement + 50,000 NOK 2nd reinforcement

Project Leader

                Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane

Activity Leader

             Mr. Biraj Singh Thapa


              Prof. Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug

Results And Achievements
  • Development of MatLab based program “KHOJ” for high head Francis turbine design
  • Optimization in the Francis blade design with CFD analysis for Jhimruk hydropower Plant to handle the worst sediment erosion condition
  • Hydraulic and mechanical design of 92kW model Francis turbine for Jhimruk hydropower plant (the reference site)
  • Comparative study of the model turbines with CFD and FSI analysis
  • CAD drawings and manufacturing drawings of the 92 kW model Francis turbine
  • Fabrication of the 92 kW model Francis turbine at Nepal Hydro Electric, Butwal and installation at TTL, Dhulikhel
92 kW model test Rig Progress