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
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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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