Large-eddy simulation of a vertical axis tidal turbine using an immersed boundary method

Pablo Ouro Barba, Thorsten Stoesser, Richard McSherry

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Abstract

Vertical Axis Tidal Turbines (VATTs) are an innovative way of harnessing renewable energy from tidal streams. Herein a novel numerical approach using a refined Large Eddy Simulation (LES) code to simulate the performance of a VATT is presented. The turbine blades are modelled with Lagrangian markers using the Immersed Boundary Method which offers several advantages especially concerning computational effort. Comparisons of the LES results with experimental and numerical data suggest reasonably good accuracy of the code. In addition, the stability of the method for high Reynolds number flows is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages49-58
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameSpringer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering
Volume16
ISSN (Print)2195-9862
ISSN (Electronic)2195-9870

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