Michael Bernitsas

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  • Emerging Opportunities
    • Brazil
      • PI

 

Mortimer E Cooley Collegiate Professor
  • Engineering
    • Naval Arch. & Marine Eng.
    • Mechanical Engineering
734-764-9317
University of Michigan

Michael Bernitsas invented, designed, and model-tested for the Vortex Induced Vibration Aquatic Clean Energy energy converter. VIVACE is an ocean/river current energy converter based on the idea of enhancing rather than spoiling vortex shedding, increasing rather than suppressing VIV under high damping, and harnessing rather than mitigating VIV energy.