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Initial evaluation of tidal stream energy resources at Portland Bill. [In special issue: Marine Energy]

Initial evaluation of tidal stream energy resources at Portland Bill. [In special issue: Marine Energy]
Initial evaluation of tidal stream energy resources at Portland Bill. [In special issue: Marine Energy]
Portland Bill (Dorset, UK) is a promising site for tidal stream energy exploitation; it combines high tidal stream velocities around the headland with a location closer to population centres than other proposed sites. To better estimate available energy resources at the site, a two-dimensional tidally driven hydrodynamic numerical model of Portland Bill was developed using the TÉLÉMAC system, with validation using tidal elevation measurements and tidal stream diamonds from Admiralty charts. The results of the model were used to produce a time series of the tidal stream velocity over the simulation period and may be used in future work to optimize the location of turbine arrays at the site.
tidal energy, tidal currents, numerical model
0960-1481
121-132
Blunden, L.S.
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Bahaj, A.S.
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Blunden, L.S.
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Bahaj, A.S.
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Blunden, L.S. and Bahaj, A.S. (2006) Initial evaluation of tidal stream energy resources at Portland Bill. [In special issue: Marine Energy]. Renewable Energy, 31 (2), 121-132. (doi:10.1016/j.renene.2005.08.016).

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Abstract

Portland Bill (Dorset, UK) is a promising site for tidal stream energy exploitation; it combines high tidal stream velocities around the headland with a location closer to population centres than other proposed sites. To better estimate available energy resources at the site, a two-dimensional tidally driven hydrodynamic numerical model of Portland Bill was developed using the TÉLÉMAC system, with validation using tidal elevation measurements and tidal stream diamonds from Admiralty charts. The results of the model were used to produce a time series of the tidal stream velocity over the simulation period and may be used in future work to optimize the location of turbine arrays at the site.

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Published date: February 2006
Keywords: tidal energy, tidal currents, numerical model

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Local EPrints ID: 53813
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/53813
ISSN: 0960-1481
PURE UUID: 27352a30-31c0-419a-b420-e26c83a27781
ORCID for L.S. Blunden: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0046-5508
ORCID for A.S. Bahaj: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0043-6045

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Date deposited: 16 Jul 2008
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 01:59

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