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Volume 291, 20192019 The 3rd International Conference on Mechanical, System and Control Engineering (ICMSC 2019)
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|Published online||28 August 2019|
A 2–D Mathematical Model of Vortex Induced Vibration Driven Bladeless Wind Turbine
1 The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand
3 Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, College of Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
a Corresponding author: email@example.com
Bladeless wind turbine (BWT) is a flexible cylindrical structure that extracts energy from wind by utilising vortex-induced vibration (VIV) - aerodynamic forces and the resulting structural vibration. This work focuses on taking possible advantage of the increase in lift forces in the similar fashion to birds flying in a V-formation. The purposes of the present study are 1) to study the flow pattern and characteristic around two BWTs which are cylindrical structures in the same flow field and 2) to study the extra lift force generation of the system. 2–D CFD models are used to simulate flow of stationary cylinder of BWTs at Re = 105. The two different turbulent models, Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes shear-stress transport k(RANS–SST k) and Detached Eddy Simulation shear-stress transport k(DES–SST k) are investigated. The results show that only DES–SST kgives converged results, therefore, DES–SST kis selected for the additional studies of two cylindrical structures. From 2–D CFD simulation, the one BWT in flow field case produces lift coefficient 0.851. In the case of two BTWs in same flow field (BWT no.2 is located at x = 3D, y = 0D, directly downstream of two cylinders), BTW no.1 and BWT no.2 show greater lift coefficients of 0.893 and 1.841, respectively. This result indicates that the kinetic energy generation of the downstream BWT in the two BWTs system in this study is greater than the baseline BWT with an increase of 116% of lift. Further work is needed to determine the optimum location of the behind wind turbine for greater lift and result to increasing of energy produce of the system.
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