Volume 14, Issue 13 (2015)                   Modares Mechanical Engineering 2015, 14(13): 77-85 | Back to browse issues page

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Fatemi H, Riasi A, Nourbakhsh S A. Parametric Study of Ocean Wave Turbine (Wells Type) over the Floating Oscillating Platform: A Numerical Analysis. Modares Mechanical Engineering. 2015; 14 (13) :77-85
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1- university of Tehran
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Nowadays, using renewable energies, specifically ocean wave energy, is of importance in the world. One of the methods by which this energy can be harnessed is through using axial turbines with low head. In this study, performance of an axial turbine ocean wave of Wells type installed on the floating oscillating platform has been numerically studied. The length of the oscillating bed is equal to the wave length of the ocean upon its center the Wells turbine has been installed. This design causes the inlet flow rate to be doubled, which will in turn increase the power. In this way, the governing equations include continuity and momentum equations have been solved considering SST turbulence model. Furthermore, the acquired results have been verified through mesh independency analysis and have been validated by comparison with the available experimental data. The results show that with decreasing the clearance and setting it to 2% of the chord length value, the maximum efficiency, which is approximately 35%, will be gained. Moreover, by varying the angles from 0 to 12° with respect to its tip, achieve higher efficiency in different velocity ratios. On the other hand, employing a blade with variable profile will lead to postponing stall phenomena. Moreover, employing multistage turbines with guide vanes at the mid stage can improve efficiency by 9 percent.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: CFD|Analytical Methods|Fluids Machines
Received: 2014/04/28 | Accepted: 2014/05/10 | Published: 2014/10/4

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