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The use of computational fluid dynamics in the optimisation of marine current turbines

The use of computational fluid dynamics in the optimisation of marine current turbines
The use of computational fluid dynamics in the optimisation of marine current turbines
The use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in research and development in industry has become much more commonplace. Technological advances have improved the accuracy of codes although this is at the expense of computational power. CFD is a powerful tool if implemented correctly, and in order to do this it is important to understand when to use the different levels of code. This paper illustrates the relative merits of codes ranging from simple three dimensional panel codes to Reynolds Averaged Navier stokes equations with regards to the optimisation of marine current turbines. It goes on to discuss turbulence models, fluid structure interactions and ultimately design, search and optimisation.
computational fluid dynamics, renewable energy, marine current turbine
Nicholls-Lee, R.F.
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Turnock, S.R.
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Nicholls-Lee, R.F.
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Turnock, S.R.
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Nicholls-Lee, R.F. and Turnock, S.R. (2007) The use of computational fluid dynamics in the optimisation of marine current turbines. 10th Numerical Towing Tank Symposium (NuTTS'07), Hamburg, Germany. 22 - 24 Sep 2007. 6 pp .

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The use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in research and development in industry has become much more commonplace. Technological advances have improved the accuracy of codes although this is at the expense of computational power. CFD is a powerful tool if implemented correctly, and in order to do this it is important to understand when to use the different levels of code. This paper illustrates the relative merits of codes ranging from simple three dimensional panel codes to Reynolds Averaged Navier stokes equations with regards to the optimisation of marine current turbines. It goes on to discuss turbulence models, fluid structure interactions and ultimately design, search and optimisation.

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Published date: September 2007
Venue - Dates: 10th Numerical Towing Tank Symposium (NuTTS'07), Hamburg, Germany, 2007-09-22 - 2007-09-24
Keywords: computational fluid dynamics, renewable energy, marine current turbine
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group

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Local EPrints ID: 48787
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/48787
PURE UUID: b37ba23b-0519-480b-a399-092223eedb4f
ORCID for S.R. Turnock: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6288-0400

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Date deposited: 11 Oct 2007
Last modified: 12 Dec 2021 02:38

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Author: R.F. Nicholls-Lee
Author: S.R. Turnock ORCID iD

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