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Design of a gorlov turbine for marine current energy extraction

Chettiar, Niranjwan and Narayan, Sumesh and Goundar, Jai and Deo, Ashneel (2015) Design of a gorlov turbine for marine current energy extraction. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 772 . pp. 556-560. ISSN 1660-9336

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    Abstract

    As fossil fuels near depletion and their detrimental side effects become prominent on ecosystems, the world searches renewable sources of energy. Marine current energy is an emerging and promising renewable energy resource. Marine current energy can be alternative energy source for electricity production. Many marine current converters are designed to tap marine current energy; however, Gorlov turbine proves to have minimum manufacturing and maintenance cost, hence giving desired power output. A 0.3m diameter and 0.6m long 3 bladed Gorlov turbine was designed, fabricated and test to analyse its performance. The turbine produces average power 15 W and proves to be quite efficient for marine current energy extraction.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Paper presented at the Third International Conference on Power Science and Engineering (ICPSE 2014), Barcelona, Spain, 18-20 December 2014. Series name: Advanced Research in Aerospace, Robotics, Manufacturing Systems, Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering
    Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
    Depositing User: Sumesh Narayan
    Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2015 11:42
    Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 15:28
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/8094
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