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Andrew Provo

Site Selection for Low- and No-Head Hydroelectric Pilot Plants

Site Selection for Low- and No-Head Hydroelectric Pilot Plants

By Andrew Provo
Nov 15, 2018

According to the 2014 Oak Ridge National Laboratory study on untapped hydro-power potential, there is nearly 65 GW of untapped power in America’s waterways. The vast majority of this power remains...

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Is Laboratory Testing Still Needed for Turbomachinery Development?

Is Laboratory Testing Still Needed for Turbomachinery Development?

By Andrew Provo
May 17, 2018

Historically, testing has played a critical role in the turbomachinery design process and multiple rounds of “design, test, analyze, repeat” were not uncommon.  Today however, the industry seems to...

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Design Tradeoffs and Compromises in Integrally Geared Turbomachinery

Design Tradeoffs and Compromises in Integrally Geared Turbomachinery

By Andrew Provo
Jul 21, 2017

When designing turbomachines, the quality of the final product can often be improved by implementing a holistic approach to the engineering process. As with many complex mechanical systems there are...

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