publication . Article . 2017

Semi-analytical estimate of energy production from a tidal turbine farm with the account of ambient turbulence

Pinon, Grégory; Hurst, Matías Fernández; Lukeba, Edile;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2017
Abstract
Abstract This paper presents the influence that ambient turbulence has on a tidal turbine farm. Firstly, the analytical model developed by Bahaj and Myers (2004) is used and modified in order to incorporate the ambient turbulence effects. Ambient turbulence is taken into account via the experiments of Mycek et al. (2014), where two levels of turbulences were tested, namely 3% and 15%. Modifications in wake velocity deficit are treated. However, the influence that ambient turbulence has on the power coefficient of downstream turbine(s), which is usually neglected, is taken into account. For the lower level of turbulence, three scenarios for the downstream turbine...
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free text keywords: Meteorology, Turbulence, Power coefficient, Engineering, business.industry, business, Wake, Turbine, Tidal power, [PHYS]Physics [physics]
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publication . Article . 2017

Semi-analytical estimate of energy production from a tidal turbine farm with the account of ambient turbulence

Pinon, Grégory; Hurst, Matías Fernández; Lukeba, Edile;