This work elaborates a computational fluid dynamic (CFD) model utilised in the investigation of the structural performance concerning a ducted high-solidity tidal turbine in aligned and yawed inlet flows. Analysing the hydrodynamic performance at aligned flows portrayed the distinctive power curve at which energy is transferred via the fluid-structure interaction. At distinct bearing angles with the axis of the turbine, variations in the blade-interaction due to the presence of the duct was acknowledged within a limited angular range at distinct tip-speed ratio values. As a result of the hydrodynamic analysis, a structural investigation of the blades was discretely evaluated in an effort to acknowledge fluid-structure phenomena.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Apr 2019|
|Event||7th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop - Oxford, United Kingdom|
Duration: 8 Apr 2019 → 9 Apr 2019
|Workshop||7th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop|
|Period||8/04/19 → 9/04/19|
- computational fluid dynamics
- tidal turbines
- ocean energy
- bidirectional ducts
Borg, M. G., Xiao, Q., Incecik, A., Allsop, S., & Peyrard, C. (2019). Blade-explicit fluid structure interaction of a ducted high-solidity tidal turbine. 37-38. 7th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, Oxford, United Kingdom.