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tailrace

[′tāl‚rās]
(engineering)
A channel for carrying water away from a turbine, waterwheel, or other industrial application.
(mining engineering)
A channel for conveying mine trailings.
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Figures 15-18 indicate that the damage zone near the middle of side walls of powerhouse and tailrace surge chamber slightly extends inward as the input acceleration increases.
At the upstream sidewall near the diversion tunnel and downstream sidewall near the tailrace tunnel, the normal stress values of a few bolts reached the yield strength (300 MPa), and the yield length reached 1.5-3.0 m, whereas the normal stress of the bolts at other positions was smaller.
Dam components like weir, diversion and intake, sand trap, headrace tunnel, access tunnel, and the tailrace to analyze the behavior during construction and under the imposed loading of the proposed structure.
The 2.1 metre diameter turbine utilises the existing water flow in the tailrace to generate 10 kilowatt (kW) of additional clean energy, which is fed directly into the 415 volt network.
Nearly all (97%) of the radio-tagged fish released into the transport pipe after tagging were detected in the Mayfield Dam tailrace but less than half (47%) moved downstream to the Barrier Dam site, which was only 9 km downstream (Table 1).
2 tailrace re-routing project consists of in-water construction of the cofferdam for the inlet and an outlet structure.
As per the terms of the contract, HCC will carry out the construction of concrete gravity dam, spillway and appurtenant works, coffer dam and diversion tunnel, HRT intake, head race tunnel including adits, surge shaft, civil works of pressure shaft, powerhouse and tailrace tunnel.
During this period, it has become obvious that fingerling and adult fish frequently pass through dams, leaving the reservoir they were planted in and entering the tailrace below.
Revitalization processes principally influence constructional changes on guide vanes or turbine blades and lesser the draft tube and tailrace HPP region.
Located in the Punjab province, 234 kilometers southeast of Islamabad, the main components of the JHPP include a headrace channel; a powerhouse that houses eight low head pit turbines each producing 12 megawatts of power for a total of 96 megawatts; a tailrace channel; a 132 kilovolt double circuit transmission line; and a 132-kilovolt switchyard.
Engineering firms, including my firm, had studied several Eklutna water supply alternatives, Alternatives studied included: (a) tapping the penstock near tidewater; (b) pumping from discharge of the turbines from the tailrace; (c) constructing a new intake, parallel to the existing power plant intake.
The vortex acts as a tailrace. Size is no longer limited.