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Experimental wind-tunnel study of the dynamics of inverted foils for energy harvesting

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Salinas, M. F., Botez, R. M., Tavallaeinejad, M. and Paidoussis, M. P.. 2023. « Experimental wind-tunnel study of the dynamics of inverted foils for energy harvesting ». Aeronautical Journal, vol. 127, nº 1317. pp. 1927-1951.

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Abstract

This paper describes the methodology used to analyse oscillations of foils of a wide range of aspect ratios, 0.5 ≤ AR≤4, and Reynolds numbers, 104 ≤ Re≤105, for energy harvesting purposes. The foils were fixed at their trailing edge, and their dynamical behaviour was captured as the wind speed was varied. The foil response was then analysed as a function of velocity, Reynolds number, oscillation amplitude and frequency. Additionally, the forces and moments acting on the foils were measured, utilising an aerodynamic scale, designed and built in-house. An empirical power generation equation was derived to determine the foil characteristics for maximum energy harvesting production. The results show that a flexible foil with AR=3 with oscillations in the large-amplitude regime is the most effective for energy harvesting.

Item Type: Peer reviewed article published in a journal
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Professor
Botez, Ruxandra
Affiliation: Génie des systèmes
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2023 18:37
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2024 19:14
URI: https://espace2.etsmtl.ca/id/eprint/27018

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