The Hydrodynamic Characteristics of a Free Variable-pitch Vertical Axis Tidal Turbine


X-W. Zhang, S-Q. Wang, F. Wang, L. Zhang, and O-H. Sheng – Journal of Hydrodynamics, Series B, December, 2012

Abstract

The hydrodynamic characteristics of a free variable-pitch vertical axis tidal turbine are investigated by combining experimental and numerical simulations. The variations of hydrodynamics are obtained based on testing the kinematics and the dynamics of the turbine under different flow and structural conditions. Through analyzing the movement of the turbine and the characteristics of the flow field by numerical simulations, it is shown how the turbine’s performance is improved.

Link

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Component Development

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s