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3e campagne hivernale de mesures
28/10/2019

Launch of the 3rd winter measurement campaign

Essais hydrodynamiques en bassin
18/10/2019

Latest progress of the OMDYN2 project

DUNES R&D project
15/10/2019

DUNES R&D project: information meeting in Dunkirk on 15 October

Pose plaques PVC sur la bouée du site MISTRAL pour étude du biofouling
29/08/2019

Last August, several PVC plates were installed on the keel of two special mark buoys in the Mediterranean Sea.

Atelier thématique TROPHIK
14/06/2019

Thematic and scientific workshop in Caen on 14 June.

THYMOTE

Tidal turbulence: modelling, field observations and tank experiments

Duration : 3 years

Project description

Tidal energy sites are, by definition, places where the strongest tidal currents are found. They usually flow over complex rocky bathymetries that generate intense turbulent motions. To understand the turbulent nature of this flow is critical for maximizing tidal turbine yield and minimizing structural fatigue. Development of the tidal energy industry would benefit from improved knowledge of turbulent flow properties.
The research conducted within the framework of THYMOTE combines field and laboratory experiments with numerical developments and is expected to provide accurate high resolution information on the turbulent flows found at tidal energy sites.

Objectives

  • Improve the understanding of turbulent processes at current turbine sites
  • Apply these studies to fatigue, efficiency, machine placement

Partners

Coordination: France Energies Marines
Scientific and technical management: Université de Caen Normandie
  

THYMOTE project partners

This work received state support managed by the National Research Agency under the Investments for the Future program (ANR-10-IEED-0006-11). It is one of the winners of the 2015 "Renewable Marine Energies" call for projects launched as part of the "Institutes for Energy Transition" action of the Future Investment Programme.

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News

09/04/2019 - Continuation of progress meetings