Abstract

An experiment facility of parallel-foil turbine is proposed in this study. The flow field around foils at different reduced frequency, pitching amplitude and plunging amplitude is measured by 2D Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) system. And the energy extraction performance at different motion parameters is analyzed numerically. The comparison between experimental and numerical flow field is conducted at different reduced frequency. The evolution of flow field and the aerodynamic force with different pitching amplitude and plunging amplitude are discussed. The effect of pitching amplitude and plunging amplitude on energy extraction performance is obtained. Results indicate that the pitching amplitude can increase the range and the strength of acceleration area by varying the pitching velocity and the effective angle of attack. The optimal extraction performance appears at 70°. Due to the increase in plunging amplitude, the energy extraction performance and efficiency increase gradually. The optimal plunging amplitude is 1.0. The pitching amplitude and the plunging amplitude influence the power output by affecting the vortex shedding and the flow reattachment in oscillation process.

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