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Title: Simulation and evaluation of a straight-bladed Darrieus-type cross flow marine turbine
Authors: Lain, S
Osorio, C
Keywords: Hydrodynamics;Numerical simulation Turbulence model;Vertical axis water turbine
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: This study presents numerical simulations of a cross-flow vertical-axis marine current turbine (straight-bladed Darrieus type) with particular emphasis on rotor-performance prediction and hydrodynamic characteristics. A physical transient-rotor-stator model with a sliding mesh technique was used to capture change in flow field at a particular time step. A shear stress-transport k-ù turbulence model was used to model turbulent features of the flow. Developed model can effectively predict hydrodynamic performance of a vertical-axis marine current turbine.
Page(s): 906-912
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JSIR Vol.69(12) [December 2010]

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