Large eddy simulation of the tidal power plant Deep Green using the actuator line method
Paper i proceeding, 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).

Tidal energy

Large Eddy Simulation (LES)


Sam Fredriksson

Göteborgs universitet

Göran Broström

Göteborgs universitet

Marcus Jansson

Minesto AB

Håkan Nilsson

Chalmers, Tillämpad mekanik, Strömningslära

Björn Bergqvist

Minesto AB

IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

17578981 (ISSN) 1757899X (eISSN)

Vol. 276 1 012014


Hållbar utveckling

Innovation och entreprenörskap




C3SE (Chalmers Centre for Computational Science and Engineering)


Strömningsmekanik och akustik