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Tidal Modelling - Interface Specification for Tidal Stream models with the Continental Shelf Model


Citation HR Wallingford and Black & Veatch Tidal Modelling - Interface Specification for Tidal Stream models with the Continental Shelf Model, ETI, 2011. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000801.
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Author(s) HR Wallingford and Black & Veatch
Project partner(s) Black & Veatch, HR Wallingford, University of Edinburgh
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000801
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Abstract Launched in October 2011 this project involved Black & Veatch, in collaboration with HR Wallingford and the University of Edinburgh to develop a model of the UK Continental Shelf and North European Waters, 100 times more accurate than existing marine data. This has been used to assess the tidal energy potential around the UK (tidal range and tidal streams), to inform the design of energy harnessing schemes, to assess their interactions, and to evaluate their impact on European coasts. It can also be used to renew and inform flood defences, coastal erosion and aggregate extraction. Now completed, the project has been launched to market under the brand of SMARTtide. This is available to the marine industry under licence from HR Wallingford.

This deliverable is number 5 of 10 in the Tidal Modelling project and describes the interface for the Continental Shelf Model (CSM) being developed with detailed Tidal Current models, notably those being developed in the PerAWAT project. The report provides for two methods for future integration to ensure the CSM model design can remain as flexible as possible to future design choices in PerAWAT and to the potential integration with other models. A default methodology is proposed that keeps the computational run time similar to that of the detailed CSM and suppresses the need to transpose the parameterisation of the energy schemes. In this metholodogy, the effect and not the cause of the energy loss is transferred to the CSM. An alternative methodology is also offered, which is particularly relevant to members of the ETI’s PerAWAT project. In this methodology, the detailed local model mesh is substituted into that of the CSM and the energy schemes fully parameterised
Associated Project(s) ETI-MA1009: SMARTtide Tidal Modelling
Associated Dataset(s) EDC0000134: Tidal Energy Site Environmental Conditions Measured During the ReDAPT Tidal Project 2011-2014
Associated Publication(s)

Tidal Modelling - Continental Shelf Model Requirements Document

Tidal Modelling - Detailed Tidal Range Model: Functional Summary and Testing Report

Tidal Modelling - Executive Summary - Tidal Modelling

Tidal Modelling - Executive Summary - Tidal Resource Characterisation

Tidal Modelling - Extraction Scheme Modelling Scenarios Technical Report

Tidal Modelling - Interactions: Analysis and Conclusions Report

Tidal Modelling - Interface Specification for Detailed Tidal Range Model with CSM

Tidal Modelling (Modelling Tidal Resource Interactions around the UK) - Request for Proposal

Tidal Modelling - Technical Documentation for the UK Continental Shelf Model: Part B ? The CSM Functional Summary and Testing Report

Tidal Modelling - Technical Documentation for the UK Continental Shelf Model: Part C – The CSM Web User Interface: User Guide

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Tidal Modelling - Tidal Range Cost of Energy Model and Documentation

Tidal Modelling - Tidal Resource Characterisation and Feasible Schemes Report