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View the PDF document Design and performance analysis of savonius rotors in oscillating water columns and as direct drive devices for wave energy conversion
Author: Prasad, Deepak Divashkar
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Award: Ph.D. Philosophy
Subject: Ocean wave power | Design and construction | Fiji, Water-power | Fiji, Energy conversion | Fiji, Electric current converters | Design and construction, Ocean energy resources, Renewable energy sources | Fiji
Date: 2019
Call No.: Pac TC 147 .P73 2019
BRN: 1380900
Copyright:10-20% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission

Abstract: Climate change as a consequence of increased greenhouse gas emissions due to the use of fossil fuels for power generation has caused global warming and rising sea-levels. This possesses direct threat to people in many countries, especially those living in the Pacific Island Countries like Fiji. The use of renewable sources such as wave energy for power generation has become important now than ever. Wave energy is one of the promising sources of renewable energy, which is more persistent and has a high power density compared to wind and solar energies. The thesis therefore presents a detailed design and performance analysis of Savonius rotor employed in an OWC for wave energy extraction. In order to accomplish this, both experimental work and numerical simulations were performed. The experiments provided insight into the flow characteristics and the performance of the oscillating water column (OWC).
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