Rudder profile of power-free underwater vehicle for kuroshio power generation

Chuan Tsung Lee, Huang Hsing Pan, Ray Yeng Yang

研究成果: Conference article同行評審


Kuroshio is one of the ocean currents in the north Pacific, passing through the east of Taiwan. Kuroshio current has a steady flow in which the direction of 75-80% heads the north and the northeast. It is still difficult to harvest Kuroshio energy due to the conditions of deep seabed more than 400m and surface wave of current flow affected by season winds and typhoons. In order to obtain higher efficiency of Kuroshio energy, a power-free underwater vehicle, which works under the sea to carry generation turbines, was developed. This underwater vehicle can move upward and downward by means of changing rudders without applying power supply. In this study, to find the optimal rudder profile for the power-free underwater vehicle several symmetric profiles of the rudder in accordance with National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) airfoil designation are selected to investigate the lifting and drag force in the Kuroshio current. Results indicate that the optimum rudder profile is NACA0008-L5 by considering the lift force and mechanical strength of the rudder. The rudder profile NACA0008-L5 at a 30° attack angle in 1.0 m/s uniform flow offers a 19.1% increment of lifting force, more efficient than the other rudder profiles.

頁(從 - 到)ENR-02-1-ENR-02-6
期刊Proceedings of International Structural Engineering and Construction
出版狀態Published - 2020
事件5th Australasia and South East Asia Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, ASEA-SEC-5 2020 - Christchurch, New Zealand
持續時間: 2020 十一月 302020 十二月 3

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 建築與營造
  • 建築
  • 土木與結構工程
  • 安全、風險、可靠性和品質


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