Evaluation of Turbine Field Acceptance Tests: A Bayesian Approach

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K. V. Bury

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1W5

K. J. W. Spurr

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

J. Turbomach 111(2), 193-196 (Apr 01, 1989) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3262255 History: Received February 01, 1985; Online November 09, 2009


A Bayesian error analysis is developed for treating systematic and random errors of field test data from acceptance tests of large hydraulic turbine installations. A practical procedure is suggested for allocating test points among power levels for a specified statistical precision of efficiency determination.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
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