Tidal Turbines’ Layout in a Stream with Asymmetry and Misalignment
AbstractA refined assessment of tidal currents variability is a prerequisite for successful turbine deployment in the marine environment. However, the numerical evaluation of the tidal kinetic energy resource relies, most of the time, on integrated parameters, such as the averaged or maximum stream powers. Predictions from a high resolution three-dimensional model are exploited here to characterize the asymmetry and misalignment between the flood and ebb tidal currents in the “Raz de Sein”, a strait off western Brittany (France) with strong potential for array development. A series of parameters is considered to assess resource variability and refine the cartography of local potential tidal stream energy sites. The strait is characterized by strong tidal flow divergence with currents’ asymmetry liable to vary output power by 60% over a tidal cycle. Pronounced misalignments over 20
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Guillou, N.; Chapalain, G. Tidal Turbines’ Layout in a Stream with Asymmetry and Misalignment. Energies 2017, 10, 1892.
Guillou N, Chapalain G. Tidal Turbines’ Layout in a Stream with Asymmetry and Misalignment. Energies. 2017; 10(11):1892.Chicago/Turabian Style
Guillou, Nicolas; Chapalain, Georges. 2017. "Tidal Turbines’ Layout in a Stream with Asymmetry and Misalignment." Energies 10, no. 11: 1892.
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