Consider the Hoover dam hydro-electric plant located in Arizona and Nevada. If the average lake level is 160 m above the turbine outlet, determine the minimum mass flow rate of water through the 17 turbines if the total power produced from all four turbines 2080 MW.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 11:47 pm ad1c9bdddf
The mass flow rate will be minimum if no energy is lost against resistive forces and the fluid is incompressible as well as the kinetic energy of the water at outlet is zero (negligible) so that all ...
The required mass flow rate of water through a turbine is calculated. The level of water above the turbine and the required power production is given.