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Numerical and experimental studies on hydrofoils for marine current turbines

Goundar, Jai and Ahmed, Mohammed R. and Lee, Y.H. (2010) Numerical and experimental studies on hydrofoils for marine current turbines. [Conference Proceedings]

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The difficulty experienced by researchers while designing marine current turbine rotors is designing a superior- performance and cavitation free hydrofoil. The design of a high performance and cavitation free hydrofoil HF-Sx is presented in the present paper. Both numerical and experimental studies are carried out on the section. This hydrofoil can be used as the section of the outboard region of a horizontal axis 10 m rotor operating at a tip speed ratio of 4.3, determined using Blade element momentum theory. The section characteristics of HF-Sx as a blade section of 10 m are presented and its characteristics are compared with other hydrofoils used in marine current turbines.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Additional Information: Paper no.O-ME-003.
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
Depositing User: Ms Mereoni Camailakeba
Date Deposited: 13 May 2010 00:39
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2013 04:36

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