Clarke, J.A. and Connor, G. and Grant, A.D. and Johnstone, C. and Ordonez-Sanchez, S. (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)|
|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|
|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 11:28|
|Last modified:||06 Oct 2012 08:01|
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