Hydropower

REEF3D is used for complex free surface flows that can occur around the hydraulic structures of hydropower dams. As an example, the simulation of the spillways at the  Sarpfossen hydropower plant is shown. The experiments were conducted by the SINTEF Coast and Harbour Research Laboratory.

 
sarpfossen_fine_015

Fig. 1: Spillway simulation with REEF3D.

 

sarpfossen_exp.jpg

Fig. 2: Physical Model of the spillways at Sarpfossen hydropower plant.