Large eddy simulation of the tidal power plant Deep Green using the actuator line method
Paper in proceedings, 2017
Tidal energy has the potential to provide a
substantial part of the sustainable electric power generation. The
tidal power plant developed by Minesto, called Deep Green, is a
novel technology using a ‘flying’ kite with an attached turbine,
moving at a speed several times higher than the mean flow.
Multiple Deep Green power plants will eventually form arrays,
which requires knowledge of both flow interactions between
individual devices and how the array influences the surrounding
environment. The present study uses large eddy simulations
(LES) and an actuator line model (ALM) to analyze the
oscillating turbulent boundary layer flow in tidal currents
without and with a Deep Green power plant. We present the
modeling technique and preliminary results so far.
Actuator Line Method (ALM).
Large Eddy Simulation (LES)