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Study of an Impulse Turbine for Wave Power Conversion: Effects of Reynolds Number and Hub-to-Tip Ratio on Performance

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T. Setoguchi

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saga University, 1, Honjo-machi, Saga-shi, Saga, 840-8502, Japane-mail: setoguci@me.saga-u.ac.jp

M. Takao

Department of Control Engineering, Matsue National College of Technology, 14-4, Nishiikuma-cho, Matsue-shi, Shimane, 690-8518, Japane-mail: takao@matsue-ct.jp

S. Santhakumar

Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai-600 036, Indiae-mail: ssk@aero.iitm.ernet.in

K. Kaneko

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saga University, 1, Honjo-machi, Saga-shi, Saga, 840-8502, Japane-mail: kaneko@me.saga-u.ac.jp

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 126(2), 137-140 (May 18, 2004) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1710868 History: Received March 12, 2002; Revised August 07, 2003; Online May 18, 2004
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Effect of hub-to-tip ratio on turbine characteristics under steady flow conditions (a) Efficiency (b) Torque coefficient (c) Input coefficient
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Effect of hub-to-tip ratio on starting characteristics
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Effect of Reynolds number on turbine characteristics under steady flow conditions (a) Efficiency (b) Torque coefficient (c) Input coefficient
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Effect of Reynolds number on peak efficiency
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Effect of Reynolds number on starting characteristics

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