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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.

Campagne en mer APPEAL
29/08/2019

2nd year of monitoring at sea at the Groix et Belle-Île site to study their impact in an integrated manner

GEOSISMEM project
04/05/2019

Reducing the cost of seabed characterization

Panoramic view of Marseille
30/04/2019

Opening of an office in Marseille

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