|Rolfo, S., McNaughton, J., Stallard, T., Apsley D. and Stansby P. ReDAPT - MD1.3 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modelling of ReDAPT Tidal Turbine, ETI, 2012. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000771. Cite this using DataCite
|One of the key developments of the marine energy industry in the UK is the demonstration of near commercial scale devices in real sea conditions and the collection of performance and environmental data to inform permitting and licensing processes. The ETI’s ReDAPT (Reliable Data Acquisition Platform for Tidal) project saw an innovative 1MW buoyant tidal generator installed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney in January 2013. The project demonstrated the performance of the tidal generator in different operational conditions, aiming to increase public and industry confidence in tidal turbine technologies by providing a wide range of environmental impact and performance information, as well as demonstrating a new, reliable turbine design
This document extends the development on the 3D CFD modelling of the TGL 1 MW turbine previously reported in earlier deliverables MD1.1 and MD 1.2. Specifically, the document articulates the modelling extensions using Code_Saturne to include the real 1MW turbine geometry, the effects of waves and turbulence combined.