A multi-chamber oscillating water column using cascaded Savonius turbines

David G. Dorrell, Min-Fu Hsieh, Chi Chien Lin

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Abstract

This paper describes a small segmented oscillating water column with three sections and the modeling techniques that can be used to simulate its performance. The turbine uses cascaded Savonius rotors and the unit is developed and tested for validation of the performance algorithms. It is shown that the systems can be easily described and developed. It would be suitable for a shoreline location such as a harbor wall, where waves are random and not orthogonal to the column. Conversion rates in the region of 20 % are tabulated for the system with an output of 25 W peak. A full algorithm used for the system is put forward and solved using the Runge-Kutta-Nystrom Method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2009
Pages3710-3717
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 28
Event2009 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2009 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Sep 202009 Sep 24

Publication series

Name2009 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2009

Other

Other2009 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period09-09-2009-09-24

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Dorrell, D. G., Hsieh, M-F., & Lin, C. C. (2009). A multi-chamber oscillating water column using cascaded Savonius turbines. In 2009 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2009 (pp. 3710-3717). [5316534] (2009 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2009). https://doi.org/10.1109/ECCE.2009.5316534