Tidal current energy potential of Nalón river estuary assessment using a high precision flow model

Tidal current energy potential of Nalón river estuary assessment using a high precision flow model AbstractObtaining energy from tide currents in onshore locations is of great interest due to the proximity to the points of consumption. This opens the door to the feasibility of new installations based on hydrokinetic microturbines even in zones of moderate speed. In this context, the accuracy of energy predictions based on hydrodynamic models is of paramount importance. This research presents a high precision methodology based on a multidimensional hydrodynamic model that is used to study the energetic potential in estuaries. Moreover, it is able to estimate the flow variations caused by microturbine installations. The paper also shows the results obtained from the application of the methodology in a study of the Nalón river mouth (Asturias, Spain). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Open Engineering de Gruyter

Tidal current energy potential of Nalón river estuary assessment using a high precision flow model

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de Gruyter
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© 2018 N. Badano et al.
ISSN
2391-5439
eISSN
2391-5439
D.O.I.
10.1515/eng-2018-0015
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AbstractObtaining energy from tide currents in onshore locations is of great interest due to the proximity to the points of consumption. This opens the door to the feasibility of new installations based on hydrokinetic microturbines even in zones of moderate speed. In this context, the accuracy of energy predictions based on hydrodynamic models is of paramount importance. This research presents a high precision methodology based on a multidimensional hydrodynamic model that is used to study the energetic potential in estuaries. Moreover, it is able to estimate the flow variations caused by microturbine installations. The paper also shows the results obtained from the application of the methodology in a study of the Nalón river mouth (Asturias, Spain).

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Open Engineeringde Gruyter

Published: May 23, 2018

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