Flow interaction at barriers with hydro-turbines

This NWO project aims to provide in insight in hydro-dynamical effects of Horizontal Axis Tidal Turbines (HATTs) in complex geometries, by setting up a validated numerical model. The model should link the turbulent flow through a hydraulic geometry featuring HATTs and basin scale flow. The modelling choices will be based on an experimental and numerical investigation of HATTs. The project focusses on the situation near the Eastern Schelde storm surge barrier (The Netherlands), where in November 2015 five HATTs are implemented. Partners in this research are: Rijkswaterstaat, Tocardo International BV, Blue Turbines BV, Deltares, Tidal Testing Centre, Witteveen+Bos BV and  SvaĊĦek Hydraulics BV. The project runs from 2016 to 2020. The project is supervised by dr.ir. R.J. Labeur and prof.dr.ir. W.S.J. Uijttewaal.