Ducted Horizontal Axis Turbine Performance

Tidal Energy

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For a Dutch technology developer the loading and performance of a ducted horizontal axis turbine were analysed.

Using Ansys CFX a model was setup to find the maximum hydrodynamic power of the turbine for different upstream velocities. This resulted in a relationship between the angular velocity of the turbine (RPM) and respectively the torque and the power. Additionally the forces on the structure where determined for different upstream velocities

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