Measurements in the wake of an undulating membrane tidal energy converter

Date 2020-04
Temporal extent 2018-02 -2018-02
Author(s) Träsch MartinORCID1, 2, Gaurier BenoitORCID2, Germain GregoryORCID2
Affiliation(s) 1 : EEL Energy, France
2 : Ifremer, France
DOI 10.17882/73226
Publisher SEANOE

The tidal energy converter studied here is based on the fluid-structure interactions that occur between a flexible membrane and an axial flow, resulting in an undulating motion that can be used to harvest energy. Its wake is experimentally characterized from two-dimensional Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) measurements. PIV is synchronized with a motion tracking system that gives information on trajectory and power conversion. Wake measurement gives access to velocity deficit, turbulence intensity and vorticity. Three configurations are tested in order to identify the influence of the main adjustment parameters.

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Acknowledgements This work was supported by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), Eel Energy SAS and the MET-CERTIFIED project, receiving funding from the Interreg 2 Seas programme 2014-2020, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund under subsidy contract N° 2S01-020.
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Träsch Martin, Gaurier Benoit, Germain Gregory (2020). Measurements in the wake of an undulating membrane tidal energy converter. SEANOE.

In addition to properly cite this dataset, it would be appreciated that the following work(s) be cited too, when using this dataset in a publication :

M. Träsch, A. Déporte, S. Delacroix, G. Germain, B. Gaurier, J-B. Drevet. (2020). Wake characterization of an undulating membrane tidal energy converter. Submitted to Applied Ocean Research.