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Studies into the technical feasibility of the Transverse Horizontal Axis Water Turbine

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The Transverse Horizontal Axis Water Turbine (THAWT) has been proposed as a tidal device which can be easily scaled and requires fewer foundations, bearings seals and generators than a more conventional axial-flow device. The THAWT device is a horizontally deployed variant of the Darrieus cross-flow turbine, in which the blades can be oriented into a truss configuration to produce long, stiff multi-bay rotors.

This thesis establishes and combines a set of numerical models, which pre...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Research group:
Civil Engineering
Oxford college:
Keble College
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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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2012-05-25

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