Numerical Simulation of Multiple Arrays Arrangement of Micro Hydro Power Turbines

At-Tasneem, Mohd Amin and N. T., Rao and Tuan Mohammad Yusoff, Tuan Ya and M. S., Idris and N. M. M., Ammar (2014) Numerical Simulation of Multiple Arrays Arrangement of Micro Hydro Power Turbines. International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial and Mechatronics Engineering, 8 (5). pp. 929-935. (Published)

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River flow over micro hydro power (MHP) turbines of multiple arrays arrangement is simulated with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to obtain the flow characteristics. In this paper, CFD software is used to simulate the water flow over MHP turbines as they are placed in a river. Multiple arrays arrangement of MHP turbines lead to generate large amount of power. In this study, a river model is created and simulated in CFD software to obtain the water flow characteristic. The process then continued by simulating different types of arrays arrangement in the river model. A MHP turbine model consists of a turbine outer body and static propeller blade in it. Five types of arrangements are used which are parallel, series, triangular, square and rhombus with different spacing sizes. The velocity profiles on each MHP turbines are identified at the mouth of each turbine bodies. This study is required to obtain the arrangement with increasing spacing sizes that can produce highest power density through the water flow variation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: International Conference on Automotive and Mechanical Engineering,29-30 Mei 2014, Tokyo, Jepun
Uncontrolled Keywords: Micro hydro power; CFD; Arrays arrangement; Spacing sizes; Velocity profile; Power
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2014 04:29
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2018 07:40
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