Special Issue "Fluid Dynamics of Renewable Energy"

A special issue of Fluids (ISSN 2311-5521). This special issue belongs to the section "Geophysical and Environmental Fluid Mechanics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021) | Viewed by 2176

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Eldad Avital
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School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS, UK
Interests: computational aero-acoustics; experimental aero-acoustics; aerodynamics; hydrodynamics; fluids-structure interaction; bio-fluids; particle flow; wind and water turbines; water engineering; fusion energy; bio-fluids devices; disinfection procedures
Prof. Dr. Chunning Ji
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Guest Editor
State Key Laboratory of Hydraulic Engineering Simulation and Safety, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300350, China
Interests: computational fluid dynamics; fluid–structure interaction; flow-induced vibration; marine current energy harvesting; marine and coastal engineering; sediment transport and scour; computational biofluids
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Dear Colleagues,

Renewables are having an ever-increasing role in energy production worldwide as we strive toward a zero carbon emission society. Fluid dynamics plays an important role in many renewables, from kinetic turbines of wind and tidal turbines to wave energy, hydrogen fusion, and geothermal and solar power. While in the past, much of the fluid dynamics of renewables relied on methodologies used in other disciplines. such as nautical and aeronautical engineering/sciences, for example, for turbine blades, further innovations require fluid dynamics methodology and development specially tailored toward renewables.

For this issue, we invite computational, experimental, and analytical studies on new developments and research in fluid dynamics of renewables ranging from wind and water to solar, geothermal, and fusion power. We particularly invite studies on new innovative approaches seeking to increase the efficiency of renewables, their robustness, and to reduce the environmental footprint of such renewables.

Dr. Eldad Avital
Prof. Dr. Chunning Ji
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • fluid dynamics
  • fluid–structure interaction
  • environment and acoustics
  • computations, experiments, and analytical development
  • fluid machinery

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Numerical Investigation on the Effects of Varying the Arc length of a Windshield on the Performance of a Highway Installed Banki Wind Turbine
Fluids 2021, 6(8), 285; https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids6080285 - 16 Aug 2021
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Two-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations are employed to investigate the effects of adding a circular-arc-shaped windshield on the performance of a Banki type vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT), particularly to the application where the VAWT is harnessing wind energy in highway caused [...] Read more.
Two-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations are employed to investigate the effects of adding a circular-arc-shaped windshield on the performance of a Banki type vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT), particularly to the application where the VAWT is harnessing wind energy in highway caused by the passing vehicles. Unsteady Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (URANS) is the computational approach used to calculate the turbulent flow within the domain. Two sets of simulation cases based on two different vehicles (i.e., car and a bus) are performed with varying arc-length of the windshield. The results show that the windshield provides an increase in the energy captured by the VAWT by up to 16.14% compared to no windshield case when the car model is used. In contrast, windshield in all the simulation cases using a bus model gives a negative effect to VAWT performance where the worst case yields −64.77%. Full article
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