Forces on a submerged sub sea tidal kite in surface proximity

Pál Schmitt, Daniel Ferreira González, Ulf Göttsche, Christian W. Schulz, Stefan Netzband, Martin Scharf, Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud, Louise Kregting

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Abstract

Sub-sea tidal kites, while still at an early stage of development, might be an efficient and cost effective way of extracting energy from marine currents [9]. During normal operating conditions the kite is positioned deep in the water column and would ideally be built neutrally buoyant. For operation and maintenance (O&M) situations, or if a fault occurs, it is important to surface the kite in a controlled manner. While the behaviour of wing like profiles in currents is well understood, the assessment of the behaviour in surface proximity and under wave action is not trivial [1]. We employ an efficient boundary element code called panMARE [2] to simulate the effect of surface proximity and wave current interaction on a sub-sea kite. Comparison with experimental data from [1] demonstrates the suitability of the method to simulate forces on a submerged foil for varying immersion depths and angles of attack. Simulations are then performed to investigate the combined effect of waves and current to inform on the most suitable met-ocean conditions for kite retrieval.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics: Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems, ECCM 2018 and 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ECFD 2018
EditorsRoger Owen, Rene de Borst, Jason Reese, Chris Pearce
PublisherInternational Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering, CIMNE
Pages3213-3223
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9788494731167
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event6th ECCOMAS European Conference on Computational Mechanics: Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems, ECCM 2018 and 7th ECCOMAS European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ECFD 2018 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics: Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems, ECCM 2018 and 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ECFD 2018

Conference

Conference6th ECCOMAS European Conference on Computational Mechanics: Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems, ECCM 2018 and 7th ECCOMAS European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ECFD 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period11/06/201815/06/2018

Keywords

  • Boundary Element Method (BEM)
  • Hydrofoil
  • Marine renewable
  • PanMARE
  • Tidal energy
  • Wave current interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Schmitt, P., González, D. F., Göttsche, U., Schulz, C. W., Netzband, S., Scharf, M., Abdel-Maksoud, M., & Kregting, L. (2018). Forces on a submerged sub sea tidal kite in surface proximity. In R. Owen, R. de Borst, J. Reese, & C. Pearce (Eds.), Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics: Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems, ECCM 2018 and 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ECFD 2018 (pp. 3213-3223). (Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics: Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems, ECCM 2018 and 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ECFD 2018). International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering, CIMNE.