Volume 18, Issue 3 (2018)                   Modares Mechanical Engineering 2018, 18(3): 429-439 | Back to browse issues page

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Saadatinasab M, Anbarsooz M, Passandideh-Fard M. A Numerical Investigation on Energy Absorption from Nonlinear Irregular Water Waves using Bristol Cylinder. Modares Mechanical Engineering. 2018; 18 (3) :429-439
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-15-4866-en.html
1- Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
2- Department of Mechanical Engineering Quchan University of Technology
Abstract:   (1850 Views)
In this study, the performance of a cylinder absorbing wave energy from irregular incident waves, as one of the renewable energy systems, is investigated numerically using complete solution of the Navier-Stokes equations. For this purpose, the control volume approach in conjunction with the fictitious domain method, for modeling the solid object motions inside fluid, are used where a two-step projection method is used to solve the governing equations. The results show that despite the cylinder absorbs energy in two main directions, its energy absorption efficiency in irregular waves is about 8%. Due to the employed spring and damper in these devices, the system has only one natural frequency which is the reason for its low efficiency at irregular waves. Results also show that for steep waves at deep waters, the maximum efficiency occurs at larger spring coefficient and smaller damping coefficients, while at moderate water depths and wave steepness, the maximum efficiency occurs at smaller spring coefficients and larger damping coefficients. Therefore, to reach maximum energy absorption efficiency at irregular waves, not only these coefficient has to be adjusted carefully, but also it is recommended to use multi-resonance systems or several cylinders with different natural frequencies.
Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Two & Multi Phase Flow
Received: 2017/12/12 | Accepted: 2018/02/17 | Published: 2018/03/10

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