Analysing fibre composite designs for high-solidity ducted tidal turbine blades

Borg, Mitchell and Xiao, Qing and Incecik, Atilla and Allsop, Steven and Peyrard, Christophe (2019) Analysing fibre composite designs for high-solidity ducted tidal turbine blades. In: IEEE Oceans 2019, 2019-06-17 - 2019-06-20.

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    Abstract

    This study elaborates a one-way fluid-structure interaction numerical model utilised in investigating the structural mechanics concerning the rotor blades comprising a ducted high-solidity tidal turbine. Coupling hydrodynamic outcomes as structural inputs in effort of acknowledging the most applicable setup, distinct designs are investigated, solid blades and cored blades, implementing fibre-reinforced composite materials, analysed within criteria related to blade axial deformation, induced radial strains, and rotor specific mass.