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ReDAPT - Development of a CFD Model of the TGL Turbine at the EMEC Site - Presentation at OEE Dublin 2015


Citation Stallard, T., Stansby, P., Apsley, D., Afgan, I., Ahmed, U., Rolfo, S. and McNaughton, J. ReDAPT - Development of a CFD Model of the TGL Turbine at the EMEC Site - Presentation at OEE Dublin 2015, ETI, 2015. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000512.
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Author(s) Stallard, T., Stansby, P., Apsley, D., Afgan, I., Ahmed, U., Rolfo, S. and McNaughton, J.
Project partner(s) The University of Manchester, Alstom, E.ON, EDF, DNV GL - Garrad Hassan and Partners Limited, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), University of Edinburgh
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000512
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Abstract 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 presentation by The University of Manchester describes development of a CFD model of the TGL turbine and a detailed study of transient flow and loads. It covers
  • MD1: Development of a CFD model of the  TGL turbine at the EMEC site.
  • Methods:
    • Sliding Mesh Method developed for RANS and LES
    • Synthetic Eddy Method used to represent  depth profile of mean and unsteady flow
    • LES with sliding mesh method and SEM inflow to predict 1 MW turbine loads
  • Findings
    • Accurate prediction of power and thrust
    • Measured shear significantly affects cyclic blade loading
    • LES with SEM inflow predicts blade root bending moment affecting fatigue design
  • Aim Achieved: To establish capability of CFD for unsteady load prediction in realistic flows
  • Lessons and Next Steps
Associated Project(s) ETI-MA1001: Reliable Data Acquisition Platform for Tidal (ReDAPT)
Associated Dataset(s) EDC0000134: Tidal Energy Site Environmental Conditions Measured During the ReDAPT Tidal Project 2011-2014
Associated Publication(s)

ReDAPT - 3D Modelling of Channel Flow in the Fall of Warness - Presentation at OEE Dublin 2015

ReDAPT - Antifouling Systems for Tidal Energy Devices - Presentation at OEE Dublin 2015

ReDAPT - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulations of a Full-Scale Tidal Stream Turbine: MD1.4 Comparison Between Large-Eddy Simulations and Field Measurements

ReDAPT - DNV GL - The New Standard for Tidal Turbines - Presentation at OEE Dublin 2015

ReDAPT - Executive Summary MD1.1 Marine Current Turbine CFD Simulation Part 1

ReDAPT - Executive Summary MD1.2 Marine Current Turbine CFD Simulation Part 2

ReDAPT - First Year of Operation Report

ReDAPT - Full-Scale Validation Study of Tidal Bladed - Presentation at OEE Dublin 2015

ReDAPT - Horizontal Axis Tidal Turbines

ReDAPT - Initial Operation Power Curve

ReDAPT - Interim Report: Turbulence Measurement and Characterisation

ReDAPT - Learning from the ReDAPT Programme - Presentation

ReDAPT - MC 9.5: Recommendations for the Specification of Tidal Turbines

ReDAPT - MD1.3 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modelling of ReDAPT Tidal Turbine

ReDAPT - MD1.5 CFD Simulation of Turbulence at a Tidal Stream Site based on Field Measurements

ReDAPT - Method for Tidal Energy Conversion System CO2 Payback Calculation

ReDAPT - Modelling Sub Project and validation of engineering tools - Presentation at OEE Dublin 2015

ReDAPT Project Achievements

ReDAPT Project Dissemination Workshop OEE Conference - Dublin - Oct 2015

ReDAPT Project - Key Findings

ReDAPT - Recommendations for the Testing of Tidal Turbines

ReDAPT - ReDAPT Final report

ReDAPT - Reliable Data Acquisition Platform for Tidal (ReDAPT) Project: ME8.2 Final Experimental Design - Antifouling coatings

ReDAPT - Tidal Energy Site Characterisation at the Fall of Warness, EMEC, UK (MA1001 MD3.8)

ReDAPT - Turbine Deployments and Achievements in Operation - Presentation at OEE Dublin 2015

Reliable Data Acquisition Platform for Tidal (ReDAPT) project: Final Report ME8.5 Antifouling systems