This paper describes the design of marine current turbine blades based on the results of a fully-aligned lifting line optimization model. The geometry is generated by assuming chord and camber distributions in order to reproduce a given loading on the turbine blade. This geometry is then analyzed with two three-dimensional potential flow solvers: a low-order panel code and a vortex lattice model. Accuracy and stability for different discretization schemes is studied, as well as the effect of different wake alignment strategies.
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Design of Blades for Marine Current Turbines
David H. Menéndez Arán;
Paper presented at the SNAME 19th Offshore Symposium, Houston, Texas, February 2014.
Paper Number: SNAME-TOS-2014-017
Published: February 06 2014
Menéndez Arán, David H., Tian, Ye, and Spyros A. Kinnas. "Design of Blades for Marine Current Turbines." Paper presented at the SNAME 19th Offshore Symposium, Houston, Texas, February 2014.
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