Professor of School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—Pico hydro is a green energy that consumes small streams to generate electricity without depends
on any sources of non-renewable energy. This green scheme offers a cheap, efficient, reliable
and cost effective of alternative energy and hence, there is no need to worries about the fuel
source, capital cost, pollution and life expectancy. Even though the power generated is less
than 5kW, but the benefit gain from this energy is the ability to raise the standard living of
residents in remote areas. In this paper, model of a propeller turbine is made based on data of
thesis “Design of a Low Head Pico Hydro Turbine for Rural Electrification in Cameroon” (Patrick
Ho-Yan, 2012) and experimental work for pico turbine done by (Patrick Ho-Yan, 2012), is taken
for the reference for simulation work. This CFD result will be compared with experimental results
for validation. After doing simulation work an experimental results and CFD results are seems
to be same. Their nature of curve from the results are approximately matching. This variation is
about 31.21% with respect to experimental results
Index Terms—Pico turbine, Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), Flow analysis
Cite: Urvin Rameshbhai Patel, Devendra A Patel and Manish S Maisuria, "Analyse the Effect of Mass Flow Rate on the Efficiency of Pico Turbine & Validate With Experimental Results," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 250-255, July 2014.
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