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Hydrodynamic design of multi-rotor tidal array

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This thesis adopts a blade element actuator disc method, embedded in a Reynolds Average Navier-Stokes (RANS) solver, to design multi-rotor tidal arrays. The constructive interference effect is taken into account in the design process to maximize the hydrodynamic efficiency. The design process considers rotor arrays in a fence arrangement, investigating the relative merits of in-situ and uniform rotor designs. The designed rotor is fabricated and tested experimentally. The experimental resu...

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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
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Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0001-5355-7900
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
Deposit date:
2021-02-21

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