Number and Size Optimizations of Wells Turbine Blades via FEM

IBRAHIM, KUTAY YILMAZCOBAN (2018) Number and Size Optimizations of Wells Turbine Blades via FEM. In: Sixth International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering - CSM 2018, 28-29 April, 2018, Zurich, Switzerland.

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Wells turbine can be described with the continuous movement of the turbine blades for a mandatory one direction by bidirectional air flow to supply a nonstop electric power. For the present study, finite element simulations were performed after the pilot experimental studies, to optimize the number and size of the blades to evolve the efficiency. Two dissimilar wells blade system was preferred out of three, while different combinations are considered during the numerical approximation. For the diverse air velocities, tangential force and pressure characteristics were evaluated using the numerical fluid dynamics approximation. Eventually, the simulation results were compared with the pilot experiments and concluded with an eligible overlap via satisfactory convergence of the FEM code.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: FEM, turbine blade, optimization, efficiency
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2019 14:51
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2019 14:51

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