Investigation of the Behavior of the Fluid of a Micro Hydroelectric Gravitational Vortex, by Means of the Computational Dynamics of High Performance Fluids, for the Generation of Electric Power

Sánchez Ocaña Wilson 1, Haro Valladares Jonathan 1, Sanaguano Jiménez Edison 1, and Salazar Jácome Elizabeth 2
1. Departamento de Eléctrica y Electrónica Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE, Sangolquí, Ecuador
2. Departamento de Ciencias Exactas Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE, Sangolquí, Ecuador
Abstract—The demand for energy is increasing, especially in developing countries. Renewable energies such as hydroelectric power, has become one of the most demanded energy sources for its generation, that is why it was studied and analyzed, through the computational dynamics of fluids "CFD" in the software ANSYS, the flow of a micro vortex gravitational hydroelectric power station for the generation of electric power. This study analyzes a structure that, by its design, has the capacity to form a gravitational vortex current from a water flow with a small difference in height. To verify results, a prototype of the system is built, which will generate energy from the formation of the gravitational vortex. 

Index Terms— ANSYS CFD, energy, simulation, gravitational vortex.

Cite: Sánchez Ocaña Wilson, Haro Valladares Jonathan, Sanaguano Jiménez Edison, and Salazar Jácome Elizabeth, "Investigation of the Behavior of the Fluid of a Micro Hydroelectric Gravitational Vortex, by Means of the Computational Dynamics of High Performance Fluids, for the Generation of Electric Power," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 79-86, January 2019. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.8.1.79-86
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