Customer: GCK, TX
Industry: Alternative Energy
Turbine Flow Analysis – Computational Analysis Allows Underwater Generator to Produce Results.
Sigma Design was asked to design and analyze a novel three blade hydro turbine blade assembly. We created a single SolidWorks model and added appropriate boundary conditions to determine the hydrodynamic forces and distributed them across the blades to simulate the effect of tons of water flowing against the structure. Sigma developed fabrication drawings and worked with a local sheet metal fabricator on the manufacturing methods for these complex blade shapes. The system was fabricated and tested in Sag Harbor, New York.
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SolidWorks Hydro Turbine
Hydro power system development, computational stress and flow analysis, fabrication development and design, detail system components design, construction management, testing and validation.