Title: The development, design and characterisation of a scale model horizontal axis tidal turbine for dynamic load quantification - data

Citation
Allmark M, O'Doherty T, Mason-Jones A, et al. (2021). The development, design and characterisation of a scale model horizontal axis tidal turbine for dynamic load quantification - data. Cardiff University. http://doi.org/10.17035/d.2020.0112663799


Access Rights: Data is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) licence
Access Method: Click to email a request for this data to opendata@cardiff.ac.uk

Dataset Details
Publisher: Cardiff University
Date (year) of data becoming publicly available: 2021
Coverage start date: 01/03/2019
Coverage end date: 31/03/2019
Data format: .mat
Software Required: MATLAB
Estimated total storage size of dataset: Less than 10 gigabytes
Number of Files In Dataset: 16
DOI: 10.17035/d.2020.0112663799

Description

The data set contains experimental data collected during towing tank testing of horizontal axis tidal turbine. The 1/20th scale tidal turbine was tested at the Kelvin Hydrodynamic Laboritory tow tank facility in Glasgow.

The data sets include measurements taken from instrumentation measuring turbine loading as well as readings taken of  generator/motor parameters. Furthermore, the data sets include readings of a series of capacitance ultrasonic wave probes. 

The data is presented as a .mat workspace. The work space consists of a structure named 'Data'.

WIthin the structure there are fields for load measurements [Data.RotorData], load measurement instrument zero readings [Data.ZeroData], generator/motor readings [Data.MotorData] and for numerous non-dimensional parameters TSR, CP etc. 

NOTE: Cp1 and Cq2 refer to power and torque coefficients caclulated using rotor data, where as Cp2 and Cq2 refer to the same non-dimensional coeffcients which were calculated using motor data.

Each field has numerous entries which correspond to differing operating rotational velocities.    

A detailed explanation of the testing procedure followed can be found in a journal paper produced on the testing available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2020.04.060


Keywords

Marine Energy, Tidal Stream Turbine

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Last updated on 2021-09-03 at 11:06