Table 1: Some Pelton turbine studies and maximum efficiency levels attained.

InvestigatorsNet head (m)Flow rate (m3/sec)Runner speed (rpm)PCD (mm) Maximum efficiency, %

Panthee et al. [10]53.90.0560040082.5
Panagiotopoulos et al. [19]100135% of BEP100040086.7
Solemslie and Dahlhaug [20]7051377.75
Pudasaini et al. [21]80.850.0921860049087.71