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The effect of tidal flow directionality on tidal turbine performance characteristics

Frost, Carwyn, Morris, Ceri E., Mason-Jones, Allan, O'Doherty, Daphne Maria and O'Doherty, Timothy 2014. The effect of tidal flow directionality on tidal turbine performance characteristics. Presented at: 3rd Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop (OTE 2014), Oxford, UK, 7-8 April 2014. Published in: Willden, R. H. J. and Nishino, T. eds. Proceedings of the 3rd Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop. Oxford: University of Oxford, pp. 45-46.

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As marine turbine technology verges on the realm of economic viability the question of how long will these devices last is an important one. This paper looks at the axial bending moments experienced from CFD modelling of Cardiff University’s concept tidal turbine in a uniform profile for three different scenarios. The magnitude and direction in which the axial bending moment acts is an important feature in determining likely sources of wear in the drive train, such as bearings. By determining the source and magnitude of these bending moments, possibilities for reducing them and limiting their impact on devices can be made.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Publisher: University of Oxford
Funders: EPSRC
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Last Modified: 15 Dec 2020 12:31

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