A Reconfigurable Ducted Turbine Array Concept for Renewable Flow Energy Harvesting

Onur Bilgen, Ruo Qian Wang, Yue Cao, Nazim Erol, Xin Shan

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Abstract

This paper presents a reconfigurable ducted turbine array concept as a solution to reduce the cost of flow energy harvesting. The proposed distributed ducted direct-drive generator concept has a reconfigurable architecture to adjust to different flow conditions and various environmental and spatial constraints. The primary features, such as the ducted rotor, and the array configurations are presented. The paper focuses on the analysis of a single ducted turbine unit. A circular control volume is defined, and the flow distribution between the interior and the exterior of the duct is determined using an equivalent circuit analogy. Parametric analyses are conducted to understand the effects of a few key system parameters and design variables.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA SciTech Forum 2022
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624106316
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
EventAIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jan 3 2022Jan 7 2022

Publication series

NameAIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022

Conference

ConferenceAIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period1/3/221/7/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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