Validation of a Coupled Electrical and Hydrodynamic Simulation Model For Vertical Axis Marine Current Energy Converters
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This paper validates a simulation model for a Vertical Axis Turbine connected to a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator in a direct drive configuration. The simulated system consists of the electrical system and a hydrodynamicvortex model for the turbine. Experiments of no load operation were conducted to calibratethe drag losses of the turbine. Simulations were able to predict the behaviour of a stepresponse for a change in Tip Speed Ratio (TSR) when the turbine was operated close to optimal TSR. The turbine start position could be changed to view the influence of changed relative position of the turbine to the water flow in the step response.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-267944OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-267944DiVA: diva2:881386
FunderStandUpÅForsk (Ångpanneföreningen's Foundation for Research and Development)Vattenfall ABSwedish Research CouncilSwedish Energy AgencyVattenfall AB
Funders: J Gust Richert, Bixia Miljöfond2015-12-102015-11-302016-04-12Bibliographically approved