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Study on Performance of Vertical-axis Tidal Turbines Applied to the Discharged Channel of Power Plant
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Study on Performance of Vertical-axis Tidal Turbines Applied to the Discharged Channel of Power Plant
Lee, Jeong-Ki; Hyun, Beom-Soo;
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Thermal and nuclear power plants on shore commonly use the sea water for cooling facility. Discharged cooling water has the high kinematic energy potential due to amount of water flux. Numerical analysis was made to find the suitable combinations between the arrangement of tidal turbines and the overall dimensions of the discharged channel. Several parameters such as the turbine diameter to inlet size, and the axial distance to turbine size were investigated. Power coefficients for various test conditions were also compared to see the effect of inlet configurations such as single inlet and dual inlet. For the single inlet, the mean power coefficient appeared to be gradually decreased with increasing distance, and the maximum power was obtained when the turbine diameter was same as the inlet diameter. For the dual inlet, the tendency was similar so that the better result when the turbine diameter was same as the inlet diameter. It is expected that the present methodology can be extensively utilized to harness the high kinetic energy flow of the discharge channel of power plant.
Power plant;Discharged cooling water;Axisymmetric jet flow;Vertical-axis turbine;Multi-arrayed turbine;
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