This book concerns the theoretical foundations of hydro mechanics of Pelton turbines from a viewpoint of engineering. For
reference purposes all relevant flow processes and hydraulic aspects in a Pelton turbine have been analyzed completely and
systematically. The analyses especially include the quantification of all possible losses existing in the Pelton turbine
and the indication of most available potential for further enhancing the system efficiency. As a guideline the book therefore
supports further developments of Pelton turbines with regard to their hydraulic designs and optimizations. It is thus suitable
for the development and design engineers as well as those working in the field of turbo machinery. Many laws described in
the book can also be directly used to simplify aspects of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) or to develop new computational
methods. The well-executed examples help better understanding the related flow mechanics.