Current Energy Harnessing using Synergistic Kinematics of Schools of Fish-Shaped Bodies: Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory Tank Testing Data


The objectives of the proposed work pertain to building a high power-density and high efficiency device to harness MHK energy by mimicking fish-school kinematics. Vortex Hydro Energy is collaborating with a concept formed and undergone preliminary testing at the University of Michigan to complete this task. This submission contains data from the Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory tank testing for 1, 2, and 3 cylinders. Tests were run in a 10,000 gallon recirculating tank. Cylinders have a diameter of 0.0889 m and 0.895m long. See "Read Me" for file format explanation and additional details.

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DOE Project Name: Current Energy Harnessing using Synergistic Kinematics of Schools of Fish-Shaped Bodies
DOE Project Number: EE0006780
DOE Project Lead: Gary Nowakowski
DOI: 10.15473/1422208
Last Updated: 12 months ago
Data from April, 2017
Submitted Apr 11, 2017


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Michael Bernitsas
University of Michigan


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