Performance of Wells turbines for use in small-scale oscillating water columns

David G. Dorrell, Min-Fu Hsieh

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Abstract

This paper will assess the viability of small Wells turbines for oscillating water columns. The paper reports on a complete assessment of the integration of the system. It begins with a study using computational fluid dynamic analysis of a small double stage turbine. The analysis is carried though to assess performance under reciprocating airflow conditions. Experimental data will be put forward from the mounting of a turbine on a small-scale oscillating water column. The turbine will be connected to a DC machine to act as the generator for the system. While the system is simply a demonstrator, information about the column dynamics and turbine sizing is obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th 2008 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2008
Pages393-400
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event18th 2008 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2008 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 2008 Jul 62008 Jul 11

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792

Other

Other18th 2008 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2008
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period08-07-0608-07-11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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