0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Energy Harvesting From Vortical Flows by a Passive Heaving Foil

[+] Author Affiliations
Z. Wei

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Z. Charlie Zheng

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Paper No. FEDSM2016-7882, pp. V01AT07A001; 11 pages
doi:10.1115/FEDSM2016-7882
From:
  • ASME 2016 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting collocated with the ASME 2016 Heat Transfer Summer Conference and the ASME 2016 14th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels
  • Volume 1A, Symposia: Turbomachinery Flow Simulation and Optimization; Applications in CFD; Bio-Inspired and Bio-Medical Fluid Mechanics; CFD Verification and Validation; Development and Applications of Immersed Boundary Methods; DNS, LES and Hybrid RANS/LES Methods; Fluid Machinery; Fluid-Structure Interaction and Flow-Induced Noise in Industrial Applications; Flow Applications in Aerospace; Active Fluid Dynamics and Flow Control — Theory, Experiments and Implementation
  • Washington, DC, USA, July 10–14, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5028-2
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME

abstract

This paper studies energy harvesting of a two-dimensional foil in the wake downstream of a cylinder. The airfoil is passively mobile in the transverse direction. An immersed-boundary method with a fluid-structure interaction model is validated and employed to carry out the numerical simulation. For improving the numerical stability, a modified low-storage 3rd-order Runge-Kutta scheme is implemented for time integration. The performance of this temporal scheme on reducing spurious pressure oscillations of the immersed-boundary method is demonstrated. The simulation shows a foil emerged in a vortical wake achieves better energy harvesting performance than that in a uniform flow. The types of dynamic response for the energy harvester are identified and the properties of vortical wakes are found to be of pivotal importance in obtaining the desired periodic response of the foil.

Copyright © 2016 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In