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Current blockage in sheared flow: Experiments and numerical modelling of regular waves and strongly sheared current through a space-frame structure

Abstract:

Space-frame structures supporting marine renewable energy machines such as offshore wind turbines are exposed to complex hydrodynamic forces resulting from the coexistence of waves and currents. Previous investigations on the interaction of such a structure acting as an obstacle array with regular waves and in-line uniform current reported a reduced fluid loading due to current blockage. This paper documents laboratory-scale experimental evidence for reduced fluid loading on a truss structure...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Stagonas, D More by this author
Buldakov, E More by this author
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Department:
Keble College
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Grant:
EP/J010316/1 Supergen MARine Tech501 nologY challenge
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Fluids and Structures Journal website
Volume:
70
Pages:
374–389
Publication date:
2017
Acceptance date:
2017-02-14
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EISSN:
1095-8622
ISSN:
0889-9746
Pubs id:
pubs:679957
URN:
uri:3d1e5efd-5612-479f-9d43-787227fd9fa2
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uuid:3d1e5efd-5612-479f-9d43-787227fd9fa2
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pubs:679957

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