Simulation based optimisation of marine current turbine blades

Nicholls-Lee, Rachel F., Turnock, Stephen R. and Boyd, Stephen W. (2008) Simulation based optimisation of marine current turbine blades. 7th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT’08), Liège, Belgium, 21 - 23 Apr 2008. Liège, Belgium, Architecture Navale, Génie Maritime, Navigation Intérieure et Maritime, Analyse des Systèmes de Transport, 314-328.


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This paper discusses techniques for simulation based optimisation of marine current turbines, and the relative benefits and disadvantages of such methods. Blade Element Momentum codes, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Finite Element analyses, and subsequently the coupling of such techniques, are considered. The relevancy of design, search and optimisation with respect to complex fluid and structural modelling is discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
ISBNs: 2960078500 (hardback)
9782960078503 (hardback)
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Keywords: optimisation, cfd, tidal turbine, blade design
Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
ePrint ID: 51108
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April 2008Published
Date Deposited: 02 May 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:29

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