Comparison of plate and aerofoil blade performance in open-flume turbines

Warjito, Sanjaya B.S. Nasution, Dendy Adanta, Budiarso, Ahmad Indra Siswantara

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Abstract

This study compares the shape of a plate blade with an aerofoil blade using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to determine which blade shape is more suitable for use with open flume turbines (OFT) featuring the pico scale. The CFD method with six degrees of freedom (6-DoF) is used because it represents more precise flow patterns. Based on the simulation results, the boundary conditions of discharge are 40 L/s and 60 L/s; thus, plate blades have greater efficiency than aerofoil blades. This is because the pressure gradient at the leading edge of the plate blade is higher than that of the aerofoil blade. A high gradient pressure on the blade can augment the lift force, increasing the runner's torque. Overall, the plate blade profile is suitable for OFT featuring the pico scale.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Progress on
Subtitle of host publicationMechanical, Infrastructure and Industrial Engineering - Proceedings of the International Symposium on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, ISAME 2019: Quality in Research 2019
Editors Nahry, Dwinanti Rika Marthanty
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735419865
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2020
Event16th International Conference on Quality in Research, QiR 2019 - 2019 International Symposium on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, ISAME 2019 - Padang, Indonesia
Duration: 22 Jul 201924 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2227
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Quality in Research, QiR 2019 - 2019 International Symposium on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, ISAME 2019
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityPadang
Period22/07/1924/07/19

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