What is a Kaplan turbine?

A Kaplan turbine is the most common type of propeller turbine, in which the angle of the blades to the flow can be adjusted. This type of turbine is most frequently used in the low- to moderate-head range.

The Kaplan turbine was invented by Dr. Viktor Kaplan, an Austrian engineer.

FURTHER READING“Viktor Kaplan and the Adjustable-Blade Propeller Turbine,” Hydro Review, Volume 8, No. 6, December 1989, pages 38-45.

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