Tidal Turbine Testing - Strangford 2018

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The TTT turbines are back in Strangford Lough! To maximise the power density of tidal platforms, the near-filed interaction of devices must be understood. In-line and in-plane interactions and their significance will facilitate multi-turbine platform developers to optimise their designs.

This on-going research is using two 1.5m diameter tidal turbines and a range of acoustic Doppler instruments (ADP and ADVs). The research platform was designed and commissioned by QUB with the support of Cuan Marine Services (CMS) Ltd. The platform enables the turbines to be located within a working area enabling up to 2.5D in-plane spacing and 4D in-line spacing. The onset flow is captured upstream of the platform and for each turbine. This versatile setup will aid the research team in determining the special and temporal relationship between near-proximity turbines in the marine environment.

The research is being undertaken by QUB’s Marine Energy Research Group with industry partners Applied Renewable Research (ARR) Ltd, CNR-INSEAN, OceanEnergy, Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) and Schottel Hydro.

Period04 Jul 2018 → 25 Jul 2018

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleTidal Turbine Testing - Strangford 2018
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBBC
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date25/07/2018
    Producer/AuthorWill Leitch
    URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-44957331
    PersonsCarwyn Frost, Ian Benson, Trevor Whittaker
  • TitleTTT turbines spin back to Strangford Lough flows
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMarineEnergy.biz
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date04/07/2018
    DescriptionAccording to the research fellow leading the TTT3 project, Carwyn Frost, the two 1.5m diameter tidal turbines have been installed on the research platform – designed and commissioned by Queen’s University Belfast – with the support of Cuan Marine Services (CMS).

    A range of acoustic Doppler instruments (ADP and ADVs) have also been deployed on the platform which enables the turbines to be located within a working area enabling up to 2.5D in-plane spacing and 4D in-line spacing.
    URLhttps://marineenergy.biz/2018/07/04/ttt-turbines-spin-back-to-strangford-lough-flows/
    PersonsCarwyn Frost