Research Projects at TTL

Ongoing Projects

CMHydro: Condition Monitoring of Hydropower Plants in Nepal Owned by NEA (2020-2023) 

NTIC River Water Pump Project: Development of River Water Pump for Improving Health and Livelihood of the Rural Community Through Various Pumping Technologies and Bio-Filters (Jan. 2022 – Apr. 2023)

EnergizeNepal Project (ENEP): Establishment of Center for Design, Operation and Maintenance of Mechanical Equipment for Hydropower Plants in Himalaya Region at Kathmandu University (2016-2024)

FranSed Project: Francis Turbine for Sediment Laden Water (2018-2022, Expected)

EnergizeNepal RenewableNepal Phase II: Capacity and Competence Development for Introducing Francis Turbine in Nepalese Micro Hydropower Plants (2018-2022, Expected)


Accomplished Projects

Turbine Runner Design: Design Optimization of Francis Turbine Runner for Minimum Sediment Eroision (Dec. 2021 – Mar. 2022)

EnergizeNepal RenewableNepal Phase II: Upscaling Locally Manufactured Turgo Turbines: Dissemination and Demonostration (2020-2022)

PTES Project: Pelton Turbine Erosion Study (Sept. 2021 – Feb. 2022)

UGC Project: Experimental Investigation of Sediment Erosion in Francis and Cross-Flow Turbines (2018-2021)

Energize Nepal for Micro Francis Turbines (ENEP-MF): Design and Installation of Simplified Francis Turbine 14 kW for Micro HPP (2018-2020)

KU-IRDP: Development of River Water Pump for Irrigation Purpose (2018-2020)

Maibeni HPP: Design of Hydro-Mechanical Components in Maibeni HPP (2018-2020)

PEEDA: Performance Testing of a Turgo Turbine (2018-2019)

SEDIPASS: Erosion in Guide Vanes and it’s Effect on the Performance of Francis Turbines (2015-2019)

KETEP Funded Project: Development of Sand Erosion Proof 20 kW Micro-Hydro Class Cross-Flow Turbine and its Site Demonstration in Nepal (2015-2017)

RenewableNepal Project: Development of Guidelines for Welding Repair of Hydro-Turbines (2015)

RenewableNepal Project: Incubation of Turbine Design Services as a Spin-off Company from TTL and Developing Competences for Designing and Manufacturing Francis Turbines for Low Head Applications (2015)

Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC) Nepal Project: Development of Test Rig and Competence at KU Turbine Testing Lab for Performance Testing of Microhydro Turbines Manufactured in Nepal (2014)

RenewableNepal Project: Capacity Development for Utilization of Reversible Pump Turbines in   Nepalese Hydropower Projects (2013-2014)

NORAD Supported Project: Feasibility Study for Turbine Manufacturing and Testing Facility in Nepal (2012)

RenewableNepal Project: Development of Hydraulic Turbines with New Design Philosophy as a Foundation for Turbine Manufacturing in Nepal (2010-2013)