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Article Wake Modelling for Marine Current Turbines
Author(s) T. McCombes, A. Grant, C. Johnstone (ICOE 2008)
Tags Currents
Type Papers
File icoe2008_poster_02_currents_27_mccombes_paper.pdf

The performance of a turbine is a result of the flowfield at the rotor which is largely induced by the rotor wake. This is especially important in situations where there is a strong spatio-temporal variation in rotor inflow such as a turbine operating in yaw or in the wake of another turbine - indeed these off-design conditions often pose a problem when modelling these devices. An alternative solution strategy is presented which aims to deal with the most common shortcomings of traditional methods. 

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