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Numerical and experimental studies on hydrofoils for marine current turbines

Goundar, Jai and Ahmed, Mohammed R. and Lee, Y.H. (2012) Numerical and experimental studies on hydrofoils for marine current turbines. Renewable Energy, 42 . pp. 173-179. ISSN 0960-1481

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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 for 10 m are presented and its characteristics are compared with other hydrofoils used in marine current turbines.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2012 00:01
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2016 03:23

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