Among renewable energy sources, wave energy has a huge potential, that in Mediterranean sea is estimated with 30 GW. In this field CRAS (Sapienza Aerospace Research Center) and Faggiolati Pumps S.p.A. developed a prototype of Wells turbine designed to operate under Mediterranean sea conditions. In this paper the procedure for the design of Wells turbine of 1.5 kW is illustrated. X-Foil was used to calculate lift and drag at different span sections and derive the characteristic curve of the turbine. The design IGV-OGV blades was based on flow field calculations with OpenFOAM.

An integrated procedure for the design of a Wells turbine developed for Mediterranean operations.

ARENA F;ROMOLO, Alessandra;
2012

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Among renewable energy sources, wave energy has a huge potential, that in Mediterranean sea is estimated with 30 GW. In this field CRAS (Sapienza Aerospace Research Center) and Faggiolati Pumps S.p.A. developed a prototype of Wells turbine designed to operate under Mediterranean sea conditions. In this paper the procedure for the design of Wells turbine of 1.5 kW is illustrated. X-Foil was used to calculate lift and drag at different span sections and derive the characteristic curve of the turbine. The design IGV-OGV blades was based on flow field calculations with OpenFOAM.
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