Limits of the Turbine Efficiency for Free Fluid Flow

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Alexander N. Gorban’

Institute of Computational Modeling, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Alexander M. Gorlov

Hydro-Pneumatic Power Laboratory Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115 e-mail: amgorlov@coe.neu.edu

Valentin M. Silantyev

Department of Mathematics, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115

J. Energy Resour. Technol 123(4), 311-317 (Aug 14, 2001) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1414137 History: Received December 15, 2000; Revised August 14, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Betz and GGS models for plane propeller in incompressible fluid flow—(a) Betz rectilinear flow model; (b) suggested curvilinear flow model (“GGS” model)
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Comparative performance of various turbines in free (nonducted) water currents
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Power systems for free flows with different helical turbines
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Classic Kirchhoff flow—(a) z-plane, (b) potential w-plane, (c) hodograph ζ-plane, (d) t-plane
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Modified Kirchhoff flow—(a) z-plane, (b) potential w-plane, (c) hodograph ζ-plane, (d) t-plane
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Efficiency ε versus pitch angle φ
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Flow through s versus pitch angle φ
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Efficiency ε versus flow through s



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