Hydroelectric generators, Hydroelectric power plants
The objectives of this project are to show the feasibility of micro-hydropower and to provide adequate engineering data for those people who wish to design their own micro system. Nine case studies are reviewed and analyzed in an attempt to determine general design parameters. Comparative data for these studies comes from preliminary permit applications submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Information on such topics as flow measurements, heads, generators and turbine technology are presented. Duration curves are explained with examples using data from a river found in Colombia, South America. Finally, a preliminary design of a micro-hydro facility is calculated for implementation on a stream that is part of the Tennessee River Basin.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Caicedo-Maddison, E. Beatriz, "Micro-Scale Hydropower for the Eighties" (1982). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 612.