Verhalten VRL - Load bearing capacity and deformation behaviour of penstock-manifolds

Project: Research project

Project Details


Steel manifolds are the connection between penstock and the single pipes in front of the individual turbines of hydroelectric power plants. These manifolds were designed recently based on 1D-beam models for the global analyses and local 3D-models for the individual branches. Within the project the realistic load bearing capacity and deformation behaviour of steel manifolds is studied in detail based on full 3D-models. The results are compared with the old design rules for individual existing civil works. In addition, plastic bearing capacities are studied, mainly for unscheduled settlements of the manifold.
Effective start/end date1/03/2128/02/22