Classification of Turbines

Turbines can be classified on different aspects and criteria

Some of the methods of classification of turbines are

According to position and mounting

Vertical Turbine
Horizontal Turbine

According to the head of water

Low Head Turbines
Medium Head Turbines
High Head Turbines

Eponymous classification (According to the name of the originator)

Francis Turbine
Kaplan Turbine
Pelton Wheel
Girard Turbine

According to the Flow Direction

Radially outward flow turbine
Radially inward flow turbine
Axial Flow Turbine
Mixed Flow turbine

According to Discharge

Low discharge
Medium discharge
High Discharge