Modified Gorlov helical turbine (GHT) for renewable energy micro-generation
Authors: Lara Andrade, Andres (ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4353-4964)
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.
Date: July 2015
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.