Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Professor of Computational Mathematics



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author = {Goss, ZL and Piggott, MD and Kramer, SC and Avdis, A and Angeloudis, A and Cotter, CJ},
pages = {255--262},
title = {Competition effects between nearby tidal turbine arrays—optimal design for alderney race},
year = {2019}

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AB - © 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, London. Tidal renewable energy can be described as a fledgling industry, with the world’s pilot tidal stream turbine array only recently installed. Full-sized arrays will be developed if they prove their economic, engineering and environmental viability. Reliable numerical tools are needed to optimise power yields in arrays of potentially hundreds of turbines and assess viability of new sites and designs. To demonstrate our capability to optimise the number of turbines and their spatial distribution in a region, we focus on a test case based upon the Alderney Race. The site contains the majority of the Channel Islands resource with plans from both France and Alderney to develop adjacent arrays that could impact on each other. We present a shallow-water model of the English Channel using the Thetis ocean model. Together with the hydrodynamics modelling we employ adjoint technology to optimise the micrositing of turbines for a set of scenarios.
AU - Goss,ZL
AU - Piggott,MD
AU - Kramer,SC
AU - Avdis,A
AU - Angeloudis,A
AU - Cotter,CJ
EP - 262
PY - 2019///
SP - 255
TI - Competition effects between nearby tidal turbine arrays—optimal design for alderney race
ER -