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An introduction to fluid structural interaction for tidal turbine design and optimization

Mason-Jones, Allan ORCID:, Allmark, Matthew ORCID:, O'Doherty, Tim ORCID: and Morris, Ceri E. 2022. An introduction to fluid structural interaction for tidal turbine design and optimization. Letcher, Trevor M., ed. Comprehensive Renewable Energy. 2nd Ed., Elsevier, pp. 245-257. (10.1016/B978-0-12-819727-1.00097-2)

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This chapter has attempted to give an introductory level overview of FSI, it has stated that there are obvious scenarios that require the implementation of FSI, but that there are also other less intuitive situations that have an effect over time and may only be identified via computational analysis or testing. More research is therefore required both in numerical modelling and experimental testing, this is more so the case as HATTs move into the array phase, with the interaction of both wakes and waves for near surface HATTs. For the time being though the computational requirement to closely model wakes and waves while incorporating a FE model along with system coupling remains a challenge. The computational expense remains an obstacle for the initial design phase, but FSI should play a vital role in studying operation of the whole HATT structure if fatigue and life expectances are to be realized.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Elsevier
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2022 16:30

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