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Contra-rotating marine current turbines : performance in field trials and power train developments

Clarke, Joseph Andrew and Connor, Gary and Grant, Andrew and Johnstone, Cameron and Ordonez Sanchez, Stephanie Eugenia (2008) Contra-rotating marine current turbines : performance in field trials and power train developments. In: 10th World Renewable Energy Congress, 2008-07-19 - 2008-07-25, Glasgow, UK.

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Development of a novel contra-rotating marine current turbine has been continuing at the University of Strathclyde. Continuous monitoring of blade bending loads during trials has enabled an investigation of blade-blade and blade-structure interactions. The former are a particular concern with a contra-rotating turbine, but there is now evidence to suggest that in normal operation these are relatively small. By contrast, blade-structure effects are clearly visible. A turbine complete with single-point mooring and submersible contra-rotating generator is presently being prepared for sea trials. Details of the machine and the test programme are described.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 8054
Keywords: contra-rotation, marine current turbines, field trials, power train developments, renewable energy, contra-rotating, turbines, performance, Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Railroad engineering and operation, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Energy Engineering and Power Technology, Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Subjects: Technology > Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
Technology > Railroad engineering and operation
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Depositing user: Ms Katrina May
Date Deposited: 13 May 2009 10:28
Last modified: 12 Dec 2015 11:04
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