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Experimental, Numerical and Application Analysis of Hydrokinetic Turbine Performance with Fixed Rotating Blades

by Faruk Guner 1,* and Hilmi Zenk 2
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Giresun University, 28200 Giresun, Turkey
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Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Giresun University, 28200 Giresun, Turkey
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Energies 2020, 13(3), 766; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13030766
Received: 5 January 2020 / Revised: 6 February 2020 / Accepted: 7 February 2020 / Published: 9 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Energy and Environment)
In this study, a hydrokinetic turbine is designed for the high-altitude regions where local electricity network lines are difficult to reach. If there was a stream flow around, electricity production could be possible and necessary because of environmental reasons. The performance of the hydrokinetic turbine was investigated experimentally and numerically. The numerical analyses of the turbine system were performed via MATLAB/Simulink version R2014a. Except power-based performance characteristics, efficiency of the system in terms of installation and necessary investment costs were also investigated. It is calculated that the system to be established on a river with a water flow rate of 30 m3/h will meet the investment cost in approximately 8 years. View Full-Text
Keywords: hydrokinetic turbine; renewable energy; Simulink; power coefficient; fixed rotating blades hydrokinetic turbine; renewable energy; Simulink; power coefficient; fixed rotating blades
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Guner, F.; Zenk, H. Experimental, Numerical and Application Analysis of Hydrokinetic Turbine Performance with Fixed Rotating Blades. Energies 2020, 13, 766.

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