Numerical simulation Hydrokinetic turbine SolidWorks flow simulation Danube river
University of Ruse
POPOV, G. ...et al., 2013. Numerical modelling study over the operation of a hydrokinetic turbine for the Danube river. IN: Proceedings of the 52nd International Scientific Conference of the University of Ruse: Heat Transfer, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Engineering; Ecology and Environment Protection; Design and Ergonomics, Ruse: University of Ruse, 52(book 1.2), pp. 135-139.
In this paper the numerical modelling study over the performance of multi-bladed Hydrokinetic Turbine is presented. The main objective of the numerical analysis is to evaluate the values of the turbine’s theoretical static torque. Three different major design of the turbine were examined, each of which includes several subdesigns. The obtained theoretical results from the numerical analysis were used to evaluate the efficiency of the different designs. The most effective design of the hydrokinetic turbine was chosen for further investigations and development.