2002-2012

10 years of research progress in horizontal-axis marine current turbines

Kai Wern Ng, Wei Haur Lam, Khai Ching Ng

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Abstract

Research in marine current energy, including tidal and ocean currents, has undergone significant growth in the past decade. The horizontal-axis marine current turbine is one of the machines used to harness marine current energy, which appears to be the most technologically and economically viable one at this stage. A number of large-scale marine current turbines rated at more than 1 MW have been deployed around the World. Parallel to the development of industry, academic research on horizontal-axis marine current turbines has also shown positive growth. This paper reviews previous research on horizontal-axis marine current turbines and provides a concise overview for future researchers who might be interested in horizontal-axis marine current turbines. The review covers several main aspects, such as: energy assessment, turbine design, wakes, generators, novel modifications and environmental impact. Future trends for research on horizontal-axis marine current turbines are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1497-1526
Number of pages30
JournalEnergies
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2013

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Ng, Kai Wern ; Lam, Wei Haur ; Ng, Khai Ching. / 2002-2012 : 10 years of research progress in horizontal-axis marine current turbines. In: Energies. 2013 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 1497-1526.
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In: Energies, Vol. 6, No. 3, 01.01.2013, p. 1497-1526.

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