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Wake Effect on HAT Tidal Current Power Device Performance
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 Title & Authors
Wake Effect on HAT Tidal Current Power Device Performance
Jo, Chul-Hee; Lee, Kang-Hee; Lee, Jun-Ho; Nichita, Cristian;
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 Abstract
The rotor that initially converts the flow energy into rotational energy is a very important component that affects the efficiency of the entire tidal current power system. Rotor performance is determined by various design variables. Power generation is strongly dependent on the incoming flow velocity and the size of the rotor. To extract a large quantity of power, a tidal current farm is necessary with a multi-arrangement of devices in the ocean. However, the interactions between devices also contribute significantly to the total power capacity. Therefore, rotor performance, considering the interaction problems, needs to be investigated to maximize the power generation in a limited available area. The downstream rotor efficiency is affected by the wake produced from the upstream rotor. This paper introduces the performance of a downstream rotor affected by wakes from an upstream rotor, demonstrating the interference affecting various gabs between devices.
 Keywords
TCP (Tidal Current Power);Renewable energy;Interaction effect;CWC (Circulating Water Channel);CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics);
 Language
English
 Cited by
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