Vertical Axis Turbine Design

Tidal Energy

Project details

For a Dutch technology developer the and performance structural loading of a vertical axis tidal turbine has been determined.

In depth CFD analyses were carried out to determine the performance of a three bladed variable pitch turbine in a restricted channel flow driven by a water level difference.

Detailed meshing and blade pitch control were incorporated combined with parametric design to determine the optimal operation point for maximum power output. Additionally the loads on the structure were determined for subsequent structural analysis

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