Design selection of a tidal turbine for low velocity application

Design selection of a tidal turbine for low velocity application


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Abstract. Tidal energy is the sole renewable energy associated with tidal movements due to the gravitational and centrifugal forces between the Earth, the Moon, and the Sun. Although tidal energy is not yet widely used, it has the potential to generate energy for the future. It is a clean, renewable energy source and more predictable than other renewable sources of energy. Various existing tidal turbines have been developed in Europe, where tidal velocity is much higher than the tidal velocity in Brunei Darussalam, which is around 0.5 m/s. Therefore, this study investigates the design of a tidal turbine that can be effectively implemented in Brunei Darussalam. There are five conceptual designs, and each of them was evaluated with the evaluation matrix with a three-bladed commercial Horizontal Axis Tidal Turbine as the datum, obtaining the final design, which is Design 1, has the highest scoring point.

Tidal Turbine, Turbine Design, Turbine Blade, Design Matrix, Low Velocity

Published online 5/20/2023, 8 pages
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Citation: NURJAH BAZILAH Haji Jemluddin, ROSLYNNA Rosli, Design selection of a tidal turbine for low velocity application, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 29, pp 479-486, 2023


The article was published as article 54 of the book Sustainable Processes and Clean Energy Transition

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