Numerical Study of H-Darrieus Turbine as a Rotor for Gravitational Vortex Turbine

Authors

  • Jorge Andrés Sierra Del Rio Department of Engineering, Environmental Research Group – GIIAM, Institución Universitaria Pascual Bravo, Medellín, Colombia
  • Alejandro Ruiz Sánchez Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Research Group – MATyER, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Medellín, Colombia
  • Daniel Sanín Villa Department of Engineering, Investigación e Innovación en energía Group – GIIEN, Institución Universitaria Pascual Bravo, Medellín, Colombia
  • Edwin Correa Quintana Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Research Group – MATyER, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Medellín, Colombia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37934/cfdl.14.8.111

Keywords:

Vortex, Geometry, Turbine, Energy, Darrieus, CFD, Rotor

Abstract

The main objetive of this study is to compare numerically the torque generated at 50, 75, 100, and 125 rpm by H-Darrieus turbine as a rotor for Gravitational Vortex Turbine. The rotational flow into the gravitational vortex turbine tank helped to decrease the negative torque in H-Darrieus rotor. The study was developed in ANSYS® CFX, where the model was configured at constant operating conditions. The highest torque was 0.117 Nm at 50 rpm, and the torque decreased with increasing rpm. The H-Darrieus works with increasing lift force, however, the rotor inside the Gravitational Vortex Turbine interacts with drag force.

Author Biographies

Jorge Andrés Sierra Del Rio, Department of Engineering, Environmental Research Group – GIIAM, Institución Universitaria Pascual Bravo, Medellín, Colombia

jsierrad@pascualbravo.edu.co

Alejandro Ruiz Sánchez, Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Research Group – MATyER, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Medellín, Colombia

alejandroruiz190787@correo.itm.edu.co

Daniel Sanín Villa, Department of Engineering, Investigación e Innovación en energía Group – GIIEN, Institución Universitaria Pascual Bravo, Medellín, Colombia

d.saninvi@pascualbravo.edu.co

Edwin Correa Quintana, Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Research Group – MATyER, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Medellín, Colombia

edwincorrea8630@correo.itm.edu.co

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2022-08-20

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Sierra Del Rio, J. A., Ruiz Sánchez, A., Sanín Villa, D., & Correa Quintana, E. (2022). Numerical Study of H-Darrieus Turbine as a Rotor for Gravitational Vortex Turbine. CFD Letters, 14(8), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.37934/cfdl.14.8.111

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