Paper: WRE-2015-13

Modified Gorlov helical turbine (GHT) for renewable energy micro-generation

Authors: Lara Andrade, Andres  (ORCID:

Abstract: The purpose of the project is the complete mechanical design of a new proposal of modified Gorlov helical turbine (GHT) based on a blade profile modification (initially NACA 0022). A modular design is proposed in order to simplify manufacturing costs, maintenance and mechanical assembly. A discussion on what manufacturing materials are best suited has beenalso  included in the work. Finally, a design example has been included in the work in order to evaluate the energy production of the proposed turbine in a real scenary with tidal river power capability.

Status: Rejected

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): (pending)

Date: July 2015

Issue: 3

Keywords: Gorlov helical turbine (GHT), Vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT), NACA profile, Mechanical design, Water turbine, Renewable energy, Maximum power point tracking (MPPT), Tidal energy, Tidal River energy.

Language: Spanish

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