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    Conceptual Design of a Helical Blade Turbine to be Used as an Energy Converter from Tidal Currents

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Sakhaei, Soroush (Author) ; Abbaspour, Majid (Supervisor)
    Darrieus turbines are one of the most widely used turbines in extracting energy from tidal currents. This study aimed to investigate the effect of utilizing helical blades and variable solidity ratio on the efficiency of Darrieus tidal turbines. For this purpose, three types of helical turbines with different solidity ratios have been designed, and computer simulation has been used to investigate the effect of the mentioned parameters on the efficiency of the Darrieus turbines. According to the simulation results, the helical turbine has less efficiency than the straight blade Darrieus turbine. The maximum hydrodynamic efficiency of the Darrieus turbine with straighted blades is 38.5,... 

    Iran atlas of offshore renewable energies

    , Article Renewable Energy ; Volume 36, Issue 1 , January , 2011 , Pages 388-398 ; 09601481 (ISSN) Abbaspour, M ; Rahimi, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    The aim of the present study is to provide an Atlas of IRAN Offshore Renewable Energy Resources (hereafter called 'the Atlas') to map out wave and tidal resources at a national scale, extending over the area of the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman. Such an Atlas can provide necessary tools to identify the areas with greatest resource potential and within reach of present technology development. To estimate available tidal energy resources at the site, a two-dimensional tidally driven hydrodynamic numerical model of Persian Gulf was developed using the hydrodynamic model in the MIKE 21 Flow Model (MIKE 21HD), with validation using tidal elevation measurements and tidal stream diamonds from...