Analysing fibre composite designs for high-solidity ducted tidal turbine blades

Mitchell Borg, Qing Xiao, Atilla Incecik, Steven Allsop, Christophe Peyrard

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2019
EventIEEE Oceans 2019 - Marseille, France
Duration: 17 Jun 201920 Jun 2019


ConferenceIEEE Oceans 2019
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  • high solidity blades
  • fluid-structure interaction
  • composites
  • ducted turbine
  • tidal turbine


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