Tidal velocity measurements at turbine rotor height and with turbine blade resolution

220421 OERA Webinar - FORCE
April 21, 2022 1:00pm – 2:00pm ADT

Dr. Joel Culina, Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE)

At tidal turbine sites, velocity measurements at turbine rotor height are typically derived from a diverging-beam acoustic Doppler profiler (ADP). The Vectron was developed as a wide-baseline, converging-beam acoustic Doppler profiler, to enable velocity measurements at both turbine rotor height and with turbine blade resolution. In this presentation data from the Vectron and co-located ADP collected at a tidal energy site are compared with respect to IEC-relevant metrics. A discussion follows on the potential for wide utilization of the Vectron.

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