08648487 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 78 patents.

A shaft power plant for energy conversion of a discharge between a headwater and a tailwater, comprising a vertical shaft, the top of which forms an inflow plane which is parallel to the bed and extends below the headwater water level, wherein the shaft is open toward the top and is closed by a base at its bottom end, a unit composed of a turbine and an electrical machine, wherein the unit is arranged entirely under water in the shaft and wherein the turbine is arranged for water to pass through horizontally, and an outflow, which is connected to the turbine, represents a closed flow channel and leads through a through-passage in the shaft to the tailwater, wherein a horizontal first cross-sectional area of the shaft is much larger than a vertical second cross-sectional area taken up by the turbine runner.

Title
Shaft power plant
Application Number
13/508910
Publication Number
8648487 (B2)
Application Date
October 19, 2010
Publication Date
February 11, 2014
Inventor
Albert Sepp
Riegsee/Hagen
DE
Peter Rutschmann
Grünwald
DE
Agent
Kolisch Hartwell PC
Assignee
Technische Universität München
DE
IPC
E02B 9/00
H02P 9/04
F03B 13/00
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