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- Working on a picohydropower turbine propeller, what design considerations/equations are necessary to consider for low velocity streams?
I am currently working on a project for an undergraduate course in university. My team and I have decided to make a hydropowered mobile device charger, and I am responsible for the design and modeling of the turbine propeller. This turbine will need to be able to function in low velocity streams and rivers, so where can I find information on how to include the necessary blade curvature, pitch angle, blade twist, and other important design considerations? I've been perusing databases such as Google Scholar and EBSCO and have yet to find any resources.