The Technological Alternatives for Energy and Hydraulic Improvements


  • Aram Ashot Sahakyan National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia
  • Elena Gennady Tsurikova Don State Technical University



hydraulic resistance, attenuated energy, hydraulic turbine, corrector, water pipe, energy efficiency indicator, renewable energy, pressure management


The problem of converting attenuated hydraulic energy into power energy in an artificial local resistance unit placed on a gravity drinking water pipeline (outlet control valve, pressure regulator) without disrupting the hydraulic regime of the water pipeline is examined. It is recommended to replace the regulator with the same resistance hydraulic turbine, and thus, with its corrective device, automatically adjust the consumption outlet of the water pipe.  The energy and economic data of the hydraulic turbine unit to be built on the «Arzakan-Yerevan» drinking water main pipelines have been presented as an example of proposal implementation. According to estimations, the small hydroelectric power plant on the Yerevan water pipeline could produce 90 million kWh of electricity per year. It should be noted that the water supply system in Yerevan has around 300 half-open valves and pressure control devices, and in case of conversion of many of them, it is possible to apply the suggestion given in the article.


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Author Biographies

Aram Ashot Sahakyan, National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Engineering (RA,Yerevan) - National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia, Dean of the Faculty of Construction

Elena Gennady Tsurikova, Don State Technical University

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Hydraulic engineering (RF, Rostov on Don) - Don State Technical University, Associate Professor at the Chair of Water supply and sanitation


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How to Cite

Sahakyan, A. A., & Tsurikova, E. G. (2022). The Technological Alternatives for Energy and Hydraulic Improvements. Journal of Architectural and Engineering Research, 2, 75–82.