Flapping foil power generation: Review and potential in pico-hydro application

Abstract

Flapping foils are introduced as an alternative to rotary turbines in small-scale water-flow power generation applications. The role of a number of parameters are reviewed, including foil kinematics, foil and system geometry, and flow physics effects. Details of the kinematics are found to have the single largest influence on power output and efficiency… (More)

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