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Site Selection Appraisal for Tidal Turbine Development in the River Mersey

Kelly, CL, Blanco-Davis, E, Michailides, C, Davies, PA and Wang, J (2018) Site Selection Appraisal for Tidal Turbine Development in the River Mersey. Journal of Marine Science and Application, 17 (1). pp. 112-121. ISSN 1671-9433

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Abstract

This paper used a specialist software package to produce a detailed model of the River Mersey estuary, which can be subjected to a range of simulated tidal conditions. The aim of this research was to use the validated model to identify the optimal location for the positioning of a tidal turbine. Progress was made identifying a new optimal site for power generation using velocity data produced from simulations conducted using the MIKE 3 software. This process resulted in the identification of site 8, which sits mid-river between the Morpeth Dock and the Albert Dock, being identified as the favoured location for tidal power generation in the River Mersey. Further analysis of the site found that a 17.2-m diameter single rota multidirectional turbine with a 428-kW-rated capacity could produce 1.12 GWh annually. © 2018, Harbin Engineering University and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Journal of Marine Science and Application. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11804-018-0009-5
Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Divisions: Maritime and Mechanical Engineering
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2019 08:24
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2019 08:30
DOI or Identification number: 10.1007/s11804-018-0009-5
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11181

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