Development of a novel contra-rotating marine current turbine has been continuing at the University of Strathclyde. Continuous monitoring of blade bending loads during trials has enabled an investigation of blade-blade and blade-structure interactions. The former are a particular concern with a contra-rotating turbine, but there is now evidence to suggest that in normal operation these are relatively small. By contrast, blade-structure effects are clearly visible. A turbine complete with single-point mooring and submersible contra-rotating generator is presently being prepared for sea trials. Details of the machine and the test programme are described.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jul 2008|
|Event||10th World Renewable Energy Congress - Glasgow, UK|
Duration: 19 Jul 2008 → 25 Jul 2008
|Conference||10th World Renewable Energy Congress|
|Period||19/07/08 → 25/07/08|
- marine current turbines
- field trials
- power train developments
- renewable energy
Clarke, J., Connor, G., Grant, A., Johnstone, C., & Ordonez Sanchez, S. E. (2008). Contra-rotating marine current turbines: performance in field trials and power train developments. Paper presented at 10th World Renewable Energy Congress, Glasgow, UK, .