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An experimental study to assess the potential benefits of foundation based flow acceleration structures for marine current energy converters

Giles, Jack, Myers, Luke, Bahaj, AbuBakr and O'Nians, Jamie (2009) An experimental study to assess the potential benefits of foundation based flow acceleration structures for marine current energy converters At 8th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2009), Sweden. 07 - 10 Sep 2009. , pp. 592-600.

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Abstract

This paper presents a preliminary experimental study investigating the potential benefits of foundation based flow
acceleration structures for marine current energy converters. Foundations would provide multiple benefits, including;
increased device power output, increased foundation footprint and scour hole protection. Experiments, scaled from a shallow tidal flow site, provide evidence that these structures could give power benefits of 12–25 % depending on ramp size and flow depth. An optimum ramp size was established based on the suitability of vertical velocity profiles for energy extraction.

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Published date: 2009
Additional Information: Technical sessions. Session V-C. Device hydrodynamics and structural mechanics 3
Venue - Dates: 8th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2009), Sweden, 2009-09-07 - 2009-09-10
Keywords: tidal flows, flow acceleration, ramp foundation, power gain, velocity profile, adv

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Local EPrints ID: 74229
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/74229
PURE UUID: c0c30257-eae9-48fe-b198-ab32cc3d65da
ORCID for Luke Myers: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4724-899X
ORCID for AbuBakr Bahaj: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0043-6045

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Date deposited: 16 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:46

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Author: Jack Giles
Author: Luke Myers ORCID iD
Author: AbuBakr Bahaj ORCID iD
Author: Jamie O'Nians

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