OpenTidalFarm is an open-source optimisation software for tidal turbine farms.
The positioning of the turbines in a tidal farm is a crucial decision. Simulations show that the optimal positioning can increase the power generation of the farm by up to 50% and can therefore determine the viability of a project. However, finding the optimal layout is a difficult process due to the complex flow interactions. OpenTidalFarm solves this problem by applying an efficient optimisation algorithm onto a accurate flow prediction model.
Following presentation gives a quick introduction to OpenTidalFarm:OpenTidalFarm