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Flexible Membrane Deformation: Simulation Optimization and Analysis

Tarjan, Philippe (2019) Flexible Membrane Deformation: Simulation Optimization and Analysis. Integration Project, Industrial Engineering and Management.

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Abstract

The Ocean Grazer uses an underwater flexible reservoir to store potential energy. The bladder is filled with excess energy and when the bladder discharges, an electric turbine is turned. Little is known about the deformation behavior of a discharging bladder, so simulations were made. The current simulations and behavior analysis of the flexible bladder are oversimplified and are not yet considered to be fully optimized; for example, the hydrostatic pressure gradient is not captured by the current simulation. This project aims to optimize the simulations and analyze the deformation behavior during bladder discharge.

Item Type: Thesis (Integration Project)
Supervisor:
Supervisor nameSupervisor E mail
Vakis, A.A.Vakis@rug.nl
Degree programme: Industrial Engineering and Management
Thesis type: Integration Project
Language: English
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2019
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2019 11:48
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/20057

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