Studying the Wake of a Marine Current Turbine Using an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
2015 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Wake characteristics of marine current turbines are of significant importance to the development of the marine current power source. Turbine wake recovery determines spacing of turbines in arrays, and environmental impact on e.g. the seabed is heavily influenced by wake behaviour. The majority of previous studies on wakes has been performed on flow-aligned (horizontal) axis turbines and mainly carried out as scale model experiments or numerical simulations.
This paper describes the performance of wake measurements at the Söderfors test site, where an experimental marine current power station is operated in a river. The turbine is of the cross-flow (vertical) axis type, and the measurements are performed using an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) towed on the surface by a boat. Positioning data is taken from a high-accuracy Global Navigation Satellite System. The paper discusses various aspects of the methodology employed and provides examples of taken measurements.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. 09A2-3-1- p.
Energy Engineering Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-265358OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-265358DiVA: diva2:865263
11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, EWTEC15, 6-11 September 2015, Nantes, France