The unsteady hydrodynamic response of lightly loaded tidal turbines

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Show simple item record Ha, TBN en Sharma, Rajnish en 2019-10-21T02:40:14Z en 2020-03 en
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dc.description.abstract An investigation on the unsteady hydrodynamic behaviour of a new scale model tidal turbine at the University of Auckland has been conducted, using FAST software from National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The turbine blades are designed to achieve the optimal angle of attack based on maximizing lift-to-drag ratio, and then the distribution of chord lengths and pitch angles is determined. In this way, a highly efficient but a lightly loaded tidal turbine model design utilizing the S814 profile, is achieved. Oscillatory motions of flows with single frequency over a range of current numbers and reduced frequencies have been considered. The investigation shows that the unsteadiness of the hydrodynamics on the blades is governed by the dynamic inflow phenomenon. The mean angle of attack along the blade is maintained at or very near the initial optimal value. The effects of the oscillatory frequency and velocity amplitude on the unsteady hydrodynamic loading are explored. A quasi-steady analysis is used to clarify the hydrodynamic response of the model as a lightly loaded rotor. A mathematical model is added to the investigation to analyse the role of the forcing components relative to oscillatory velocity and acceleration on the phase of the unsteady loading. en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Renewable Energy en
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dc.title The unsteady hydrodynamic response of lightly loaded tidal turbines en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.renene.2019.09.137 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 1959 en
pubs.volume 147 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 1968 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 783743 en Engineering en Mechanical Engineering en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-10-09 en 2019-10-09 en

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