Site Selection Appraisal for Tidal Turbine Development in the River Mersey

Site Selection Appraisal for Tidal Turbine Development in the River Mersey This paper used a specialist software package to produce a detailed model of the River Mersey estuary, which can be subjected to a range of simulated tidal conditions. The aim of this research was to use the validated model to identify the optimal location for the positioning of a tidal turbine. Progress was made identifying a new optimal site for power generation using velocity data produced from simulations conducted using the MIKE 3 software. This process resulted in the identification of site 8, which sits mid-river between the Morpeth Dock and the Albert Dock, being identified as the favoured location for tidal power generation in the River Mersey. Further analysis of the site found that a 17.2-m diameter single rota multidirectional turbine with a 428-kW-rated capacity could produce 1.12 GWh annually. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Marine Science and Application Springer Journals

Site Selection Appraisal for Tidal Turbine Development in the River Mersey

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Harbin Engineering University and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Engineering; Offshore Engineering; Machinery and Machine Elements; Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Networks; Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences
ISSN
1671-9433
eISSN
1993-5048
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11804-018-0009-5
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Abstract

This paper used a specialist software package to produce a detailed model of the River Mersey estuary, which can be subjected to a range of simulated tidal conditions. The aim of this research was to use the validated model to identify the optimal location for the positioning of a tidal turbine. Progress was made identifying a new optimal site for power generation using velocity data produced from simulations conducted using the MIKE 3 software. This process resulted in the identification of site 8, which sits mid-river between the Morpeth Dock and the Albert Dock, being identified as the favoured location for tidal power generation in the River Mersey. Further analysis of the site found that a 17.2-m diameter single rota multidirectional turbine with a 428-kW-rated capacity could produce 1.12 GWh annually.

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Journal of Marine Science and ApplicationSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 29, 2018

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