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Title of Article A Parametric Study of Gravitational Vortex Power Plant 
Date of Acceptance 10 October 2013 
     Title of Journal Advanced Materials Research 
     Institute of Journal Trans Tech Publication, Switzerland 
     Volume 2013 
     Issue 805-806 
     Year of Publication 2014 
     Page 811-817 
     Abstract  This study is the analysis and design of a basin structure which has the ability to form a gravitational vortex stream. Such a high velocity water vortex stream can possibly be used as an alternative energy resource. In this study we are interested in the formation of a water vortex stream by gravitation, which is a new technique used in the field of hydro power engineering. The advantage of this method for electrical generation is the capability of producing energy using low head of 0.7 to 3 meters. It can be applied in a low head micro hydro power plant. The governing equations are the Navier-Stokes equations. The SIMPLE method was adopted to solve the discretized equation. The flow field in the flume, under different incoming flow condition and basin configurations were numerically simulated using the software ANNSYS fluent. The studies investigated parameters which affect the velocity vector flow field, which include 1) Outlet diameter at the bottom center of basin 2) Gravitational vortex head and 3) Flow rate. Computation fluid dynamics is used to determine the suitable turbine blade for testing. A gravitational vortex power plant model is created to investigate electrical power output                 
     Keyword gravitational vortex, vortex basin, computational fluid dynamics 
537040009-5 Mr. SUJATE WANCHAT [Main Author]
Engineering Doctoral Degree

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