Structures immersed in a fluid can be set into vibration under certain combinations of flow conditions and structural parameters. This motion can be converted to electricity using electromagnetic induction or piezoelectric devices. In lieu of the emerging climate crisis, there is rapidly growing interest in exploiting such large vibrations for harnessing renewable energy. There is an urgent need to understand the underlying principles and effective control mechanisms of such fluid-structure interaction systems. In this proposed research, we will combine experiments and simulations to explore the potential of an adaptive-passive flow control mechanism that does not require any energy input and can adapt to the incoming flow conditions.
AERO, ME, NAME
Funding: $30K (2023)
Goal: Investigate the potential of a passive tripping mechanism to effectively control the flow-induced vibrations of a three-dimensional body.
Token Investors: Anchal Sareen and Krishnan Mahesh
Project ID: 1130