publication . Doctoral thesis . 2010

Design, build and test of an axial flow hydrokinetic turbine with fatigue analysis

Ketcham, Jerod W.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jun 2010
  • Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Abstract
CIVINS (Civilian Institutions) Thesis document Approved for public release ; distribution is unlimited OpenProp is an open source propeller and turbine design and analysis code that has been in development since 2007 by MIT graduate students under the supervision of Professor Richard Kimball. In order to test the performance predictions of OpenProp for axial flow hydrokinetic turbines, a test fixture was designed and constructed, and a model scale turbine was tested. Tests were conducted in the MIT water tunnel for tip speed ratios ranging from 1.55 to 7.73. Additional code was also written and added to OpenProp in order to implement ABS steel vessels rules for ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Turbines, Prophecies, Water tunnels, Propellers
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