This research investigated and informed novel and cost-effective engineering solutions to extract and deliver energy from tidal flows. Student research focused on introducing new tidal turbine blade designs - specifically, a system engineering approach to optimize blade shape and mechanical components. This research focused on advancing the science, methodologies and applications for capturing, converting and delivering power.
Principal Investigators: Dr. Robynne Murray and Dr. Darrel Doman, Dalhousie University
- Murray, R.E., Ordonez-Sanchez, S., Porter, K.E., Doman, D.A., Pegg, M.J., Johnstone, C.M.
Towing tank testing of passively adaptive composite tidal turbine blades and comparison to design tool
- Gracie-Orr, K., Nevalainen, T.M., Johnstone, C.M., Murray, R.E., Doman, D.A., Pegg, M.J.
Development and initial application of a blade design methodology for overspeed power-regulated tidal turbines
- Murray, R.E., Nevalainen, T., Gracie-Orr, K., Doman, D.A., Pegg, M.J., Johnstone, C.M.
Passively adaptive tidal turbine blades: Design tool development and initial verification
Murray, R.E., Doman, D.A., Pegg, M.J.
- Finite element modeling and effects of material uncertainties in a composite laminate with bend-twist coupling
- Doman, D.A., Murray, R.E., Pegg, M.J., Gracie, K., Johnstone, C.M., Nevalainen, T.
Tow-tank testing of a 1/20th scale horizontal axis tidal turbine with uncertainty analysis