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The available power from tidal stream turbines in the Pentland Firth

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This paper assesses an upper bound for the tidal stream power resource of the Pentland Firth. A depthaveraged numerical model of the tidal dynamics in the region is set-up and validated against field measurements. Actuator disc theory is used to model the effect of turbines on the flow, and to estimate the power available for generation after accounting for losses owing to mixing downstream of the turbines. It is found that three rows of turbines extending across the entire width of the Pentl...

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10.1098/rspa.2013.0072

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Sub department:
Civil Engineering
Role:
Author
Journal:
PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Volume:
469
Issue:
2157
Pages:
20130072-20130072
Publication date:
2013-09-08
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EISSN:
1471-2946
ISSN:
1364-5021
Source identifiers:
416918
Language:
English
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pubs:416918
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uuid:f36c5a09-87c4-490d-ad37-9a34ad681fb0
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pubs:416918
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2013-11-16

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