Unsteady tidal turbine blade loading: an analytical approach

Gabriel Scarlett, Ignazio Maria Viola

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The ability to quantify unsteady loading on tidal turbine blades will aid the design of blades which can withstand the harsh marine environment for up to 25 years. A model which utilises linear 2D analytical theory is used to test the combined effects of waves and turbulence with shear and tower shadow. Initial results show that the unsteadiness is mostly dominated by shear, unless the blade is incident to very-low frequency, large eddies or long waves.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016
Event5th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Mar 201622 Mar 2016


Conference5th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop
CountryUnited Kingdom

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