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Impact of tidal turbine support structures on realizable turbine farm power

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This thesis discusses the importance of tidal turbine support structures through analytical and computational modelling. A head-driven analytical channel model was first developed to determine the sensitivity of the flow to the presence and type of support structures. It showed that there was a significant potential reduction in farm power output even when only considering approximate force coefficients for rotor and support structure. To confirm these findings, computational simulations w...

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University of Oxford

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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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