A numerical study of the location and function of the entrance of a fishway in a regulated river
2010 (English)In: 8th International Symposium on ECOHYDRAULICS: Bridging between Ecology and Hydraulics and Leading the Society's New Need - Living with Nature, 2010, 277-284 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Simulation driven design with Computational Fluid Dynamics has been used to evaluate the flow downstream a hydropower plant with regards to upstream migrating fish. Field measurements with an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler were performed and the measurements were used to validate the simulations. The measurements indicate a more unstable flow than the simulations and the tailrace jet from the turbines is stronger in the simulations. The simulations are however considered to capture the important features of the flow in a way that makes them viable for attraction water simulations. A fishway entrance was included in the simulations and the subsequent attraction water was evaluated for two positions and two angles of the entrance at different turbine discharges. Results show that both positions are viable and that a position where the flow from the fishway does not have to compete with the flow from the power plant will generate superior attraction water. Simulations were also performed further downstream where the flow from the turbines meets the old river bed which is the current fish passage for upstream migrating fish. A modification of the old river bed was made in the model as one scenario to generate better attraction water. This considerably increases the attraction water although it cannot compete with the flow from the tailrace tunnel.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. 277-284 p.
Research subject Fluid Mechanics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-35854Local ID: a8d12240-f3c1-11df-8b36-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-35854DiVA: diva2:1009108
International Symposium on Ecohydraulics : 12/09/2010 - 16/09/2010
Godkänd; 2010; 20101119 (aneane)2016-09-302016-09-30Bibliographically approved