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Title: Low Head, Vortex Induced Vibrations River Energy Converter

Abstract

Vortex Induced Vibrations Aquatic Clean Energy (VIVACE) is a novel, demonstrated approach to extracting energy from water currents. This invention is based on a phenomenon called Vortex Induced Vibrations (VIV), which was first observed by Leonardo da Vinci in 1504AD. He called it ‘Aeolian Tones.’ For decades, engineers have attempted to prevent this type of vibration from damaging structures, such as offshore platforms, nuclear fuel rods, cables, buildings, and bridges. The underlying concept of the VIVACE Converter is the following: Strengthen rather than spoil vortex shedding; enhance rather than suppress VIV; harness rather than mitigate VIV energy. By maximizing and utilizing this unique phenomenon, VIVACE takes this “problem” and successfully transforms it into a valuable resource for mankind.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Vortex Hydro Energy, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
896401
Report Number(s):
I&I Final Report
TRN: US200721%%133
DOE Contract Number:  
FG36-05GO15162
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
13 HYDRO ENERGY; OFFSHORE PLATFORMS; RIVERS; WATER CURRENTS; ENERGY; ENGINEERING; POWER CONDITIONING CIRCUITS; POWER GENERATION; Low head, advanced hydro, vortex induced vibration, VIVACE, vortex hydro energy, river power, fish friendly, renewable

Citation Formats

Bernitsas, Michael B, and Dritz, Tad. Low Head, Vortex Induced Vibrations River Energy Converter. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/896401.
Bernitsas, Michael B, & Dritz, Tad. Low Head, Vortex Induced Vibrations River Energy Converter. United States. doi:10.2172/896401.
Bernitsas, Michael B, and Dritz, Tad. Fri . "Low Head, Vortex Induced Vibrations River Energy Converter". United States. doi:10.2172/896401. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/896401.
@article{osti_896401,
title = {Low Head, Vortex Induced Vibrations River Energy Converter},
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abstractNote = {Vortex Induced Vibrations Aquatic Clean Energy (VIVACE) is a novel, demonstrated approach to extracting energy from water currents. This invention is based on a phenomenon called Vortex Induced Vibrations (VIV), which was first observed by Leonardo da Vinci in 1504AD. He called it ‘Aeolian Tones.’ For decades, engineers have attempted to prevent this type of vibration from damaging structures, such as offshore platforms, nuclear fuel rods, cables, buildings, and bridges. The underlying concept of the VIVACE Converter is the following: Strengthen rather than spoil vortex shedding; enhance rather than suppress VIV; harness rather than mitigate VIV energy. By maximizing and utilizing this unique phenomenon, VIVACE takes this “problem” and successfully transforms it into a valuable resource for mankind.},
doi = {10.2172/896401},
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place = {United States},
year = {2006},
month = {6}
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