Journal of Energy, Mechanical, Material and Manufacturing Engineering
Vol. 6 No. 1 (2021)

Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics Method for Cross-flow Turbine in Pico Scale

Imam Syofi'i (Universitas Sriwijaya)
Dendy Adanta (Universitas Sriwijaya)
Aji Putro Prakoso (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Manufacturing Technology, Universitas Jendral Achmad Yani, Cimahi.)
Dewi Puspita Sari (Study Program of Mechanical Engineering Education, Universitas Sriwijaya.)

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Publish Date
23 Jun 2021


Crisis electricity was a crucial issue in the rural area. Crossflow turbine (CFT) in pico in pico scale is the best option for electricity provider for rural areas. Due to its usefulness and development of computer technology, computational fluid dynamics method application for CFT study becomes increasingly frequent. This paper compiles the implementation of the computational fluid dynamic (CFD) approach for CFT on a pico scale. Based on the literature, the Renormalization Group (RNG)  turbulence model is recommended to predict the flow field that occurs in CFT because its error is lower than others turbulence models, the RNG  error of 3.08%, standard  of 3.19%, and transitional SST of 3.10%. Furthermore, six-degrees of freedom (6-DoF) is recommended because it has an error of 3.1% than a moving mesh of 9.5% for the unsteady approach. Thus, based on the review, the RNG  turbulence model and 6-DoF are recommended for the CFT on the pico scale.

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