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head·race

 (hĕd′rās′)
n.
A watercourse that feeds water into a mill, water wheel, or turbine.

headrace

(ˈhɛdˌreɪs)
n
(General Engineering) a channel that carries water to a water wheel, turbine, etc. Compare tailrace
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Noun1.headrace - a waterway that feeds water to a mill or water wheel or turbine
waterway, watercourse - a conduit through which water flows
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Basnet, Evaluation on the Squeezing Phenomenon at the Headrace Tunnel of Chameliya Hydroelectric Project, Nepal, Department of Geology and Mineral Resources Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, 2013.
Under the project the water of river Kunhar would be diverted through a weir, located near village Patrind, and a left bank conveyance system of headrace tunnel to the right bank of river Jhelum, near the city of Muzaffarabad, where a powerhouse had been built.
The 969 MW-Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project is scheduled to attain a major landmark, when the second Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) will achieve breakthrough of the Right Headrace Tunnel.
Ting, "Rock burst and slabbing failure and its influence on TBM excavation at headrace tunnels in Jinping II hydropower station," Engineering Geology, vol.
The project envisages the diversion of Neelum River water through a Headrace Tunnel (HRT) 28.5 km and after producing power, out-falling into River Jhelum.
Effect of the Geometry of Headrace Channel on Vortex and Discharge coefficient.
The project will also see the headrace from Devils Water reinstated, meaning water will once again flow to the nearby ponds and water features in the area.
The project will also see the headrace from the Devils Water reinstated, meaning water will once again flow to the nearby ponds and water features in the area.
The Project is considered with shorter headrace tunnel, underground power house and long tail race tunnel/channel implying four Francis Turbines of 183 MW each unit.
In peak load between 17.00-22.00, water is channeled through headrace tunnels and penstock to the power house underground at a height of 276 meters rated net head.
Some diversion-type hydropower stations have a fairly long headrace tunnel, and the water inertia is very large.

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