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An initial characterisation of a tidal stream turbine on a drive train test rig

Rojo Zazueta, Edith, Allmark, Matthew, Prickett, Paul and Grosvenor, Roger 2019. An initial characterisation of a tidal stream turbine on a drive train test rig. Presented at: 13th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Naples, Italy, 1-4 September 2019. Proceedings of the 13th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference. Naples, Italy: pp. 1-8.

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Abstract

The potential of tidal stream turbines simulations on steady-state conditions by the use of a drive train test rig is considered. An initial assessment of two case scenarios is developed to furtherly assess the availability of replicating a theoretical model to the experimental model. It has been demonstrated that a drive train test rig is able to represent power curves of a 0.5 m diameter turbine with velocities from 0.5 to 1.8 ms-1 given its torque value and its rotational frequency. IndraWorks Engineering is being used to obtain the rotor and generator signals and review the losses through a horizontal axis tidal turbine drivetrain. This provides a first order approximation for the use of the test rig with non-steady state conditions and develop condition monitoring techniques.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 January 2020
Date of Acceptance: 1 July 2019
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2020 16:50
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/128343

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