Tidal power generation - A review of hydrodynamic modelling

T.A.A. Adcock, Scott Draper, T. Nishino

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Abstract

© Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Extracting power from the tide is a potential avenue for renewable energy production but is also a significant engineering challenge. This challenge has many different aspects but the basic problem is the hydrodynamic problem of converting the movement of the ocean into mechanical power. This paper presents a review of some of the hydrodynamic modelling techniques which can be used to model tidal barrages and tidal turbines. The analysis of these is broken down into different length scales, ranging from a single device, to an array of devices, and up to regional scales. As well as discussing modelling techniques some of the hydrodynamic problems, such as resource assessment and efficiency of power generation, are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)755-771
JournalPROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART A-JOURNAL OF POWER AND ENERGY
Volume229
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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