Performance of breastshot waterwheel in run of river conditions

Budiarso, Helmizar, Warjito, Agus Nuramal, Wahyu Ramadhanu, Dendy Adanta

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Abstract

The breastshot waterwheel is one solution for increasing the electrification ratio in remote areas. However, a feasibility study of the breastshot waterwheel in river conditions has not been conducted. This study tested the performance of the breastshot waterwheel in river conditions, which has a head of 0.26 m and discharge rate of 0.09708 m3/s. Mechanical and electrical testing was conducted to determine the maximum efficiency that can be produced by this turbine. The mechanical test found the following results: a maximum power level of 112.6 W (45.5% efficiency), torque of 77.9 Nm and rotation of 13.8 rpm. The electrical test produced 11.38 W of electric power (4.6% efficiency) with a voltage of 34.48 V and current of 0.33 A. Based on the test results, the breastshot waterwheel may be used as an independent power plant in remote areas due to its efficiency. In addition, the study results reveal that this turbine is not significantly affected by the garbage (household waste) in the water.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Progress on
Subtitle of host publicationMechanical, Infrastructure and Industrial Engineering - Proceedings of the International Symposium on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, ISAME 2019: Quality in Research 2019
Editors Nahry, Dwinanti Rika Marthanty
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735419865
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2020
Event16th International Conference on Quality in Research, QiR 2019 - 2019 International Symposium on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, ISAME 2019 - Padang, Indonesia
Duration: 22 Jul 201924 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2227
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Quality in Research, QiR 2019 - 2019 International Symposium on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, ISAME 2019
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityPadang
Period22/07/1924/07/19

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