|Adcock, T.A.A., Serhadlioglu, S., Houlsby, G.T. and Borthwick, A.G.L. PerAWaT - Verification of Code (WG3 WP6 D2), ETI, 2011. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000393. Cite this using DataCite
|The Performance Assessment of Wave and Tidal Array Systems (PerAWaT) project, launched in October 2009 with £8m of ETI investment. The project delivered validated, commercial software tools capable of significantly reducing the levels of uncertainty associated with predicting the energy yield of major wave and tidal stream energy arrays. It also produced information that will help reduce commercial risk of future large scale wave and tidal array developments.
This deliverable investigates coastal basin scale modelling of tidal energy extraction. The aim of the work package is to extract a robust methodology for evaluating the power extracted, and the change to tidal dynamics caused by inserting turbines into a tidal basin.
This report presents a verification of the numerical ADCIRC code which is to be used in this work package. Various test cases have been run and agreement has been found with relevant analytical, numerical and experimental results. The code has been applied to an actual tidal inlet (Shinnecock Bay and Inlet off the coast of Long Island, New York State, USA) using measured bathymetry and coast line tidal forcing extracted from a database.