Hydroelectric generators: The forgotten mechanical component

The words ‘hydroelectric generators’ are often tied to other words such as ‘power’ and ‘electricity’ and thought to be the domain of electrical engineers. But for mechanical and generator design engineers who consistently work on these machines, hydroelectric generators and their components are primarily viewed as mechanical. Hydroelectric generators are designed to convert mechanical energy into electricity and generate power, but they are also designed to handle the complicated interconnections of forces between their components, which can sometimes cause issues.

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Hydroelectric generators: The forgotten mechanical component

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