For a Dutch tidal technology developer the performance of their water turbine inside a sluice gate was determined.
In the Netherlands there are numerous location with sluices were a water level difference is present between de upstream and downstream side. There is energy in this water which can be converted into useable electricity.
A detailed analysis was performed to determine the turbine performance and the mass flow through the structure with and without turbine. The CFD model included adaptive meshing, and a two phase free surface flow.