Design and optimization of an InFlow Radial (IFR) turbine for Oscillating Water Column (OWC) devices

  • Vega-Valladares, Aitor (University of Oviedo)
  • Pereiras, Bruno (University of Oviedo)

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Oscillating Water Column (OWC) devices are one of the most studied among the different technologies which allow us to harness the large amount of wave energy available in our coasts. The Double Decker Turbine (DDT) concept has been recently introduced in order to overcome the drawbacks of the most commonly adopted solutions in these devices. In this work, a CFD analysis and performance optimization in Direct Mode (DM) of an InFlow Radial (IFR) turbine are presented for its later application in the radial version of a DDT.