Numerical prediction of the hydrodynamic performance of a horizontal tidal turbines

Cheng Liu, Changhong Hu

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Abstract

Tidal current energy is one of the most promising renewable energy resources. The prediction of the hydrodynamic loads and power efficiency are the critical issues for verifying the new designs. Besides, Optimization of turbine arrangement is important for a tidal turbine farm. The hydrodynamic behavior of a turbine operating in the wake of an upstream turbine needs to clarify. In this paper we present a CFD approach in which the CFD library of OpenFOAM is utilized for prediction of the performance of a three bladed horizontal axis tidal turbine (HATT) in a test tunnel environment. The Reynolds Average Navier Stokes (RANS) equation with Shear Stress Transport (SST) turbulence model is applied. The steady-state solver is tested for present numerical simulation. The Multi Reference Framework (MRF) method is adopted for dealing with grid relative rotation. Turbulence models effects and the mesh generation are well described. The resultant power and thrust coefficients of these simulations are compared with experimental results at various tip speed ratios (TSRs).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProf. Robert F. Beck Honoring Symposium on Marine Hydrodynamics
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791856598
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
EventASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2015 - St. John's, Canada
Duration: May 31 2015Jun 5 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE
Volume11

Other

OtherASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2015
CountryCanada
CitySt. John's
Period5/31/156/5/15

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Turbines
Hydrodynamics
Turbulence models
Computational fluid dynamics
Renewable energy resources
Mesh generation
Farms
Navier Stokes equations
Shear stress
Tunnels
Computer simulation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Liu, C., & Hu, C. (2015). Numerical prediction of the hydrodynamic performance of a horizontal tidal turbines. In Prof. Robert F. Beck Honoring Symposium on Marine Hydrodynamics (Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE; Vol. 11). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE201541776

Numerical prediction of the hydrodynamic performance of a horizontal tidal turbines. / Liu, Cheng; Hu, Changhong.

Prof. Robert F. Beck Honoring Symposium on Marine Hydrodynamics. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2015. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE; Vol. 11).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Liu, C & Hu, C 2015, Numerical prediction of the hydrodynamic performance of a horizontal tidal turbines. in Prof. Robert F. Beck Honoring Symposium on Marine Hydrodynamics. Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE, vol. 11, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2015, St. John's, Canada, 5/31/15. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE201541776
Liu C, Hu C. Numerical prediction of the hydrodynamic performance of a horizontal tidal turbines. In Prof. Robert F. Beck Honoring Symposium on Marine Hydrodynamics. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). 2015. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE). https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE201541776
Liu, Cheng ; Hu, Changhong. / Numerical prediction of the hydrodynamic performance of a horizontal tidal turbines. Prof. Robert F. Beck Honoring Symposium on Marine Hydrodynamics. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2015. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE).
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