# A Comparison of Numerical Modelling Techniques for Tidal Stream Turbine Analysis

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## Abstract

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## 1. Introduction

## 2. BEMT

**Figure 1.**Blade geometries for the (

**top**) Liverpool, (

**middle**) IFREMER and (

**bottom**) Manchester turbines. Chord length (distance from the section leading edge to the trailing edge) is shown with solid lines and the twist angle with dashed lines (90° meaning the section is parallel to the rotor plane).

^{4}; for the NACA 63418 section, data were taken from standard tables [1] for moderate angles of attack with Re = 9 × 10

^{6}, with flat-plate theory used for extreme angles of attack; for the Göttingen foil, data were taken from a wind tunnel study [13] at Re = 3 × 10

^{4}. Data for the Göttingen foil are much less complete than those for the other sections; additionally, the section stalls very abruptly and at an unusually low angle of 8°. To ensure a fast runtime, the data are not smoothed, and linear interpolation is used to estimate lift and drag between data points. As a result of the sparse data and the interpolation, the BEMT results contain many small discontinuities, since in many cases, a relatively small change in inflow angle results in a large jump in the lift and drag properties of the foil. This is also noticeable in the BEMT work carried out at Manchester, as can be seen in the studies that report their experimental results [10].

_{L}decreased by 10% at all inflow angles), one with increased drag (i.e., C

_{D}increased by 50% at all inflow angles) and one with both lift and drag altered. These cases are intended as a simple representation of the degradation of section performance due to factors such as biofouling or surface pitting due to cavitation, and the magnitude of the changes are in line with those found in experimental investigations [14]. Note that an earlier numerical investigation by Batten et al. [15] treated drag in a similar fashion, but did not consider the effects of roughness on lift. These results are presented graphically in Figure 2, along with experimental data for the IFREMER and Manchester turbines.

**Figure 2.**Power (C

_{P}) and axial force (C

_{Fa}) coefficients for (top) Liverpool, (middle) IFREMER and (bottom) Manchester turbines. In all cases, the upper cluster of lines shows C

_{Fa}, and the lower shows C

_{P}. Black dashed lines show original turbine performance; red lines show the 90% C

_{L}case; blue lines show the 150% C

_{D}case; green lines show the combined lift decrease and drag increase case. Experimental results are also shown for the IFREMER and Manchester turbines (in grey), with data taken from [9,11], respectively. Note that for the range of TSR values investigated, both the Liverpool and Manchester turbines go beyond the freewheeling state (i.e., C

_{P}= 0); in a real turbine, this operating condition cannot be reached.

_{P}terms, the IFREMER rotor is more sensitive to lift/drag changes than the Liverpool rotor, although their C

_{Fa}sensitivities are very similar. The Manchester rotor C

_{P}drops more significantly with degradation of section performance, particularly when drag is increased. It should be remembered that the Manchester rotor was designed in order to replicate full-scale thrust characteristics, rather than power characteristics, and so, changes in its C

_{P}curve are likely to be atypical. It is clear from this table, and from Figure 1, that across all rotor geometries, C

_{P}is more affected by an increase in sectional drag, whereas sectional lift has a greater influence on C

_{Fa}.

_{P}that is altered by these changes in blade profile properties, but also the TSR at which this optimum is attained. An increase in sectional drag coefficient always results in a downwards shift of the optimum TSR, while a decrease in lift has different effects: for the Manchester rotor, the optimum TSR shifts slightly downwards, but for the IFREMER and Liverpool rotors, the shift is upward. A sophisticated control scheme, then, may be able to use sensitivity analyses, such as those presented here, to partially compensate for blade degradation by altering the TSR at which the turbine is operated.

**Table 1.**Changes to maximum power and thrust coefficients and optimum TSR for Liverpool, IFREMER and Manchester turbines in response to small changes in the lift and drag properties of blade sections.

Liverpool | IFREMER | Manchester | ||
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Max C_{P} | Original | 0.4431 | 0.4122 | 0.3350 |

C_{L} − 10% | 0.4377 (−1.22%) | 0.4035 (−2.12%) | 0.3119 (−6.88%) | |

C_{D} + 50% | 0.4287 (−3.26%) | 0.3848 (−6.66%) | 0.2157 (−35.62%) | |

Both | 0.4213 (−4.92%) | 0.3736 (−9.37%) | 0.1866 (−44.3%) | |

Max C_{Fa} | Original | 0.8018 | 0.7531 | 0.9761 |

C_{L} − 10% | 0.7707 (−3.88%) | 0.7224 (−4.07%) | 0.9175 (−6.00%) | |

C_{D} + 50% | 0.8024 (+0.08%) | 0.7540 (+0.13%) | 0.9643 (−1.21%) | |

Both | 0.7714 (−3.79%) | 0.7234 (−3.95%) | 0.9185 (−5.90%) | |

Optimum TSR | Original | 3.64 | 4.52 | 4.64 |

C_{L} − 10% | 3.84 (+5.50%) | 4.62 (+2.21%) | 4.54 (−2.15%) | |

C_{D} + 50% | 3.52 (−3.30%) | 4.32 (−4.42%) | 4.10 (−11.64%) | |

Both | 3.70 (+1.65%) | 4.50 (−0.44%) | 4.40 (−5.17%) |

_{Fa}value would change by more than 1.4%, and no C

_{P}value by more than 2.2%. Overall, the agreement between BEMT predictions and experimental results allows us to be confident in our numerical model.

## 3. CFD and BEM-CFD

^{−1}or TSR 3.64, the design optimum rotational speed for the rotor in normal operation. Note that this is identical to the optimum TSR found in BEMT simulations of the Liverpool rotor (see Table 1). The zone that represents the rotation of the rotor is set to have a 17 m diameter and a 6 m width. The properties of the mesh for this model are discussed in detail in [6].

_{P}and C

_{Fa}for both models shows that the BEM-CFD method predicts a slightly higher C

_{P}value of 0.44 compared to 0.40 for the BRG-CFD, and the C

_{Fa}for the BEM-CFD and BRG-CFD is 0.81 and 0.83, respectively. The BRG-CFD results are published in [18] and also have good agreement with the BEMT results shown in the top panel of Figure 2. It should be borne in mind that for simplicity, this comparison is done in a uniform flow above a flat bed; in the real environment, non-uniform flows and sloped surfaces will influence the results [9,26]. Figure 4 shows the velocity deficit and the turbulent kinetic energy for each of the models.

**Figure 3.**Comparison of the velocity deficit in the rotor wake from BEM-CFD and blade-resolved geometry (BRG) models at a range of downstream locations.

**Figure 4.**Comparisons of the velocity deficit between BRG (

**top right**) and BEM-CFD (

**top left**) and between turbulent kinetic energy (TKE) for BRG (

**middle**) and BEM-CFD (

**bottom**) in the Cardiff 10-m rotor wake.

**Figure 5.**BEM-CFD model of IFREMER wake characteristics: axial velocity slice taken at the hub centre. Free stream velocity is 0.8 m·s

^{−1}; TSR is 3.67; and background turbulence intensity is set at 3%. The top panel shows the full wake to the end of the domain, while the bottom panel is staged to compare with Figure 9a from [9] and includes isolines at 0.5, 0.6 and 0.7 normalised axial velocity.

**Figure 6.**Comparison of IFREMER rotor results for C

_{P}(coefficient of power) between BEM-CFD and BEMT for a range of TSRs. Blockage corrected BEM-CFD results are included for reference.

**Figure 7.**Comparison of IFREMER rotor results for C

_{Fa}(coefficient of axial thrust) between BEM-CFD and BEMT for a range of TSRs. Blockage-corrected BEM-CFD results are included for reference.

## 4. Coastal Area Modelling

^{−1}velocity parallel to the shoreline and a still water level of zero (hence, a water depth of 30 m). The BEM-CFD model has a fixed lid at the zero water level, whereas the coastal area model has a free surface apart from the specified level at the boundary. In both models, bed resistance is set to zero.

_{D}is calculated as:

_{w}is the density of water, α is a correction factor that is equal to one in this study, C

_{D}is the drag co-efficient, A

_{e}is the effective area of the turbine and V is the velocity. A constant drag co-efficient was specified as 0.9, which was equivalent to the thrust coefficient reported from the BEM-CFD simulation results. This co-efficient varied between devices in the BEM-CFD results, and thus, the average value across the fence was used in the coastal area model. The drag force, calculated by Equation (1), is then used to implement a sink in the momentum equations using an extra source term. No additional turbulence is generated by the energy extraction process in the coastal area model. Conversely, the BEM-CFD mesh has sufficiently fine resolution to capture the turbulence generation [26]. Full details of the representation of the turbines in the BEM-CFD model are described in Section 3.

^{2}, such that a 10-m diameter rotor fits within one triangle. By contrast, the BEM-CFD model has 50,000 elements representing each rotor.

**Figure 8.**Meshes used in the headland case example: (

**a**) the coastal area model; (

**b**) the BEM-CFD model; and (

**c**) a close up of the BEM-CFD mesh showing the gradation to finer regions around the turbines.

**Figure 9.**Horizontal flow fields for the headland fence case: The images show velocity magnitude at hub height from: (

**a**) the BEM-CFD model; and (

**b**) the coastal area model. Flow is from left to right in the images.

**Figure 10.**Differences in horizontal flow for the headland fence case: the images show the difference in velocity magnitude at hub height for: (

**a**) the BEM-CFD model domain; and (

**b**) a close up around the six turbines. Negative values indicate that velocity magnitude is lower in the coastal area model and positive values that velocity magnitude is higher in the coastal area model. Black lines indicate the turbine locations in (

**b**).

^{−1}lower than the BEM-CFD results in the wake region. This is still a substantial difference given that the input boundary velocity is 3 m·s

^{−1}. It is uncertain how much of this difference is due to differences in the vortex affecting the wake structure: differences in wake velocities approach zero for the wakes of the two turbines located furthest from the headland at around 20 diameters downstream of the turbines. Given that the vortex is not identical in the two simulations, flows landward of the turbine array are dissimilar, which provides different lateral conditions and, hence, will affect wake recovery. Figure 11 shows that the difference at the downstream extent is unlikely to be due to the free surface given that the difference in water depth in this region of the domain is less than 2% of the total water depth.

**Figure 11.**A plot showing the difference in water level between the coastal area model and the BEM-CFD model (fixed lid at a 30-m water depth).

## 5. Conclusions

_{P}, the differences between the numerical model and empirical measurements are only 2.9% and 0.3%, respectively. This gives us confidence in our predictions regarding the effects of hydrofoil degradation on rotor performance, which we can briefly summarise by saying that rotor thrust is more sensitive to decreases in sectional lift and rotor power more sensitive to increases in sectional drag. The BEM-CFD has been shown to capture the wake dynamics well, both in comparison to experimental results (Figure 5, bottom panel) and to BRG-CFD (Figure 3 and Figure 4). In addition, the direct comparison of the BEMT and BEM-CFD models is reasonably satisfactory, with predictions of peak C

_{P}differing by only 5.4%.

## Acknowledgments

## Author Contributions

## Conflicts of Interest

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