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Numerical Simulation of Marine Hydrokinetic Turbines in Realistic Operating Conditions

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Date Issued:
2022
Abstract/Description:
Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) energy is an alternative to address the demand for cleaner energy sources. This study advanced numerical modeling tools and uses these to evaluate the performance of both a Tidal Turbine (TT) and an Ocean Current Turbine (OCT) operating in a variety of conditions. Inflow models are derived with current speeds ranging from 1.5 to 3 m/s and Turbulence Intensities (TI) of 5-15% and integrated into a TT simulation. An OCT simulation representing a commercial scale 20 m diameter turbine moored to the seafloor via underwater cable is enhanced with the capability to ingest Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) data and simulate fault conditions. ADCP measurements collected off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale during Hurricanes Irma and Maria were post-processed and used to characterize the OCT performance. In addition, a set of common faults were integrated into the OCT model to assess the system response in fault-induced scenarios.
Title: Numerical Simulation of Marine Hydrokinetic Turbines in Realistic Operating Conditions.
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Name(s): Dunlap, Broc, author
VanZwieten, James, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2022
Date Issued: 2022
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 139 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) energy is an alternative to address the demand for cleaner energy sources. This study advanced numerical modeling tools and uses these to evaluate the performance of both a Tidal Turbine (TT) and an Ocean Current Turbine (OCT) operating in a variety of conditions. Inflow models are derived with current speeds ranging from 1.5 to 3 m/s and Turbulence Intensities (TI) of 5-15% and integrated into a TT simulation. An OCT simulation representing a commercial scale 20 m diameter turbine moored to the seafloor via underwater cable is enhanced with the capability to ingest Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) data and simulate fault conditions. ADCP measurements collected off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale during Hurricanes Irma and Maria were post-processed and used to characterize the OCT performance. In addition, a set of common faults were integrated into the OCT model to assess the system response in fault-induced scenarios.
Identifier: FA00013962 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (MS)--Florida Atlantic University, 2022.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Turbines
Ocean wave power
Simulations
Mathematical models
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