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International Journal of Rotating Machinery
Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 129-134

A Comparison of Performances of Turbines for Wave Power Conversion

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saga University, 1 Honjo-machi, Saga-shi, Saga 840-8502, Japan

Received 19 August 1997; Revised 28 July 1998

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A number of self-rectifying air turbines for wave power conversion have been proposed so far. This paper shows the comparison of the performances of all these turbines proposed for use in the near future. As a result, the impulse turbine with self-pitch-controlled guide vanes is found to have the best performance.