This study elaborates a one-way fluid-structure interaction numerical model utilised in investigating the structural mechanics concerning the rotor blades comprising a ducted high-solidity tidal turbine. Coupling hydrodynamic outcomes as structural inputs in effort of acknowledging the most applicable setup, distinct designs are investigated, solid blades and cored blades, implementing fibre-reinforced composite materials, analysed within criteria related to blade axial deformation, induced radial strains, and rotor specific mass.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Jun 2019|
|Event||IEEE Oceans 2019 - Marseille, France|
Duration: 17 Jun 2019 → 20 Jun 2019
|Conference||IEEE Oceans 2019|
|Period||17/06/19 → 20/06/19|
- rotor blades
- tidal turbine
- structural mechanics
Borg, M., Xiao, Q., Allsop, S., Incecik, A., & Peyrard, C. (2019). Analysing fibre composite designs for high-solidity ducted tidal turbine blades. Poster session presented at IEEE Oceans 2019, Marseille, France.