Numerical analysis of a ducted high-solidity tidal turbine

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

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Effectively harnessing the power of the ocean for energy generation is no simple task. This paper elaborates a CFD model utilised to investigate the hydrodynamic performance concerning a ducted high-solidity tidal turbine. The model achieved good comparison with experimentation data for a three-bladed HATT, and was validated on three distinct parameters - power coefficient, thrust coefficient, and velocity profiles within the developed wake. Accordingly, the model was implemented for the analysis of a ducted high-solidity turbine, in aligned and yawed flows, where the outcomes were compared to data attained by means of BEMT, discussing the degree of similarity achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans (OTO)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
ISBN (Electronic)9781538616543
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2018
Event2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans, OCEANS - Kobe 2018 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 28 May 201831 May 2018


Conference2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans, OCEANS - Kobe 2018


  • ducts
  • numerical models
  • electric power generation
  • hydraulic turbines
  • tidal power stations


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