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Numerical predictions and experimental verifications for the hydrodynamic performance of horizontal axis marine current turbine

Numerical predictions and experimental verifications for the hydrodynamic performance of horizontal axis marine current turbine
Numerical predictions and experimental verifications for the hydrodynamic performance of horizontal axis marine current turbine

This paper presents the numerical predictions of 3D CFD rotor computations of an 800mm diameter model of marine current turbine (MCT). In the paper CFD is applied to a rotor at stationary hydrodynamic conditions Simulations from the numerical prediction are compared with experimental measurements of the model of MCT which is experimented on in a cavitation tunnel and a towing tank. The experimental data includes measurements of power and thrust generated by the turbine, in both a cavitation tunnel and a towing tank, for a series of blade pitch settings and speeds. The numerical predictions show similar results and provide a satisfactory representation of the experimental turbine performance.

ANSYS CFX, Cavitation tunnel, CFD, Marine current turbine (MCT)
10226680
635-638
Fan, Rui Jun
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Gao, Hong Chao
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Chaplin, J.R.
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Fan, Rui Jun
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Gao, Hong Chao
249a2c6e-cf9a-4463-bd78-0f2ad7a17a3a
Chaplin, J.R.
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Fan, Rui Jun, Gao, Hong Chao and Chaplin, J.R. (2013) Numerical predictions and experimental verifications for the hydrodynamic performance of horizontal axis marine current turbine. In Manufacturing Process and Equipment. vol. 694-697, pp. 635-638 . (doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.694-697.635).

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Abstract

This paper presents the numerical predictions of 3D CFD rotor computations of an 800mm diameter model of marine current turbine (MCT). In the paper CFD is applied to a rotor at stationary hydrodynamic conditions Simulations from the numerical prediction are compared with experimental measurements of the model of MCT which is experimented on in a cavitation tunnel and a towing tank. The experimental data includes measurements of power and thrust generated by the turbine, in both a cavitation tunnel and a towing tank, for a series of blade pitch settings and speeds. The numerical predictions show similar results and provide a satisfactory representation of the experimental turbine performance.

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Published date: 2013
Venue - Dates: 4th International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Engineering, ICMSE 2013, Dalian, China, 2013-03-30 - 2013-03-31
Keywords: ANSYS CFX, Cavitation tunnel, CFD, Marine current turbine (MCT)
Organisations: Civil Maritime & Env. Eng & Sci Unit, Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute

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Local EPrints ID: 410850
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/410850
ISSN: 10226680
PURE UUID: 090a2b2f-a4b9-454b-8a45-8653cef55015

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Date deposited: 09 Jun 2017 09:45
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 20:13

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