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Experimental and numerical analysis of marine current turbines

Experimental and numerical analysis of marine current turbines
Experimental and numerical analysis of marine current turbines
The oceans around the world offer a large source for energy that is yet to be exploited and in particular tidal or marine currents with peak flows over five knots (2.5m/s) offer a good proposition for the extraction of predictable energy. Several devices are currently being promoted for marine current energy conversion; few of these will be installed within the next 2 years around the UK coasts. The majority of the leading designs are based on the horizontal axis wind turbine principles. This paper is a review of the authors’ current work in the field. The work compares hydrodynamic experiments at 1/20th scale of a 16m horizontal axis marine current turbines in various flow conditions with numerical models. As an example of how to match a marine current turbine to resource the results have been used to compare various designs at suitable UK tidal site, Portland Bill.
Batten, W M.J.
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Batten, W M.J.
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Batten, W M.J. (2006) Experimental and numerical analysis of marine current turbines. International Networking for Young Scientists from the United Kingdom and Malaysia in Renewable Energy Technology. 11 - 14 Dec 2006.

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The oceans around the world offer a large source for energy that is yet to be exploited and in particular tidal or marine currents with peak flows over five knots (2.5m/s) offer a good proposition for the extraction of predictable energy. Several devices are currently being promoted for marine current energy conversion; few of these will be installed within the next 2 years around the UK coasts. The majority of the leading designs are based on the horizontal axis wind turbine principles. This paper is a review of the authors’ current work in the field. The work compares hydrodynamic experiments at 1/20th scale of a 16m horizontal axis marine current turbines in various flow conditions with numerical models. As an example of how to match a marine current turbine to resource the results have been used to compare various designs at suitable UK tidal site, Portland Bill.

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Published date: December 2006
Venue - Dates: International Networking for Young Scientists from the United Kingdom and Malaysia in Renewable Energy Technology, 2006-12-11 - 2006-12-14

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Local EPrints ID: 52837
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/52837
PURE UUID: 670fded6-c9b6-4d75-b620-1e0e6e6d4178

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Date deposited: 24 Jul 2008
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 20:42

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