ON SCALING LAWS FOR SAVONIUS WATER CURRENT TURBINES

Khan, Md. Nahidul Islam and Iqbal, Tariq and Hinchey, Michael and Masek, Vlastimil (2010) ON SCALING LAWS FOR SAVONIUS WATER CURRENT TURBINES. The Journal of Ocean technology, 5 (2). pp. 92-101. ISSN 1718-3200

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Abstract

The Savonius rotor was initially developed as a wind turbine. Here, we present power data for use of the rotor as a water current turbine. The data is presented in nondimensional form. Two different geometries and two different sizes were tested in water and in air. The data shows that for the Savonius rotor the scaling laws work and so can be used to predict prototype behaviour

Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/234
Item ID: 234
Keywords: Savonius, water current turbines, dimensional analysis, power coefficient, speed coefficient
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 2010
Date Type: Publication

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