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CFD Analysis Piques Interest in Tidal Power
Posted Thu October 12, 2006 @05:25PM
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News The massive 30-foot tides of Alaska’s Cook Inlet and the resulting ebb and flow of powerful tidal currents break up sea ice, shorten ship transit times in the inlet and provide an unforgettable spectacle for tourists. But could these tides also become a significant electrical energy generator for the state?

A Petroleum News article describes how researchers have used CFD to assess the operation of different turbine designs and turbine farm configurations at each specific tidal power site, prior to testing the site using actual equipment.


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