Video: TTT3 trials off Northern Ireland

The video shows turbulence measurements undertaken over the summer in Strangford Narrows, Northern Ireland, for Tidal Turbine Testing Phase 3 (TTT3) project.

TTT3 project aims to expand research into the scale effects of tidal turbine performance by looking at the difference between steady state and turbulent flow conditions and turbine interaction.

As part of the project, a 1.5 m diameter turbine was deployed in real tidal conditions at Strangford Narrows, off a 10×4 m research platform, with the measurement equipment that included Nortek’s Vectors and Aquadopps.

The outcomes of the TTT3 project will serve as evidence for the influence of rotor design on performance, correction factors for scaling in test tanks, tidal turbulence and wave impact on thrust loading on turbines, according to ORE Catapult.

The project is supported by public and industrial partners such as InvestNI, Applied Renewables Research, Schottel Hydro, Sustainable Marine Energy, Oceanflow Energy, QED Naval, McLaughlin and Harvey, Joules and ORE Catapult.

Share this article

Follow Tidal Energy Today

Posted on December 28, 2016 with tags .


<< Aug 2017 >>
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC)

The conferences are the pre-eminent global pedagogic and scholarly events dealing with wave and tidal energy conversion and provide global…

read more >

PhD Course on Numerical and experimental modelling and control of Wave Energy Converters

The main objective of this course is to train each participant to the numerical and experimental modelling and control of Wave Energy…

read more >

Offshore Energy 2017

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) is Europe’s leading offshore energy event. It is unique in bringing together the oil & gas…

read more >