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Breaking waves
11/02/2019

3 members of our team went to the University of Rhode Island

Progress meetings
29/01/2019

Serial progress meetings

A training module dedicated to ORE
22/01/2019

Intervention of France Energies Marines within the framework of a master's degree from Aix-Marseille University

Towards a closer partnership with Chile
09/01/2019

Two members of the France Energies Marines team visited Chile from 17 to 20 December

Déploiement d'un houlographe sur MISTRAL
17/12/2018

Deployment of a wave buoy

PHYSIC

Sediment transport processes in the presence of intense currents

Duration: 3 years

Project description

Tidal turbines will be deployed in extremely energetic environments that may induce an intense sediment transport. This process threatens the proper functioning of the turbines and may shorten their useful life-span.
The lack of knowledge on the sediment transport processes occurring at tidal energy sites must be reduced to allow optimal turbine design and to reduce the tidal energy industry Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE). PHYSIC will address this crucial issue through the development of measurement systems, field experiments conducted at tidal energy sites and modeling efforts.

Objectives

  • Improve the understanding of hydro-sedimentary processes at current turbine sites
  • Obtain statistics pertinent to subsea system dimensioning
  • Advance the work on hydrosedimentary modelling

Partners

Coordination: France Energies Marines
Scientific and technical management: SHOM
  

PHYSIC project partners

This work received state support managed by the National Research Agency under the Investments for the Future program (ANR-10-IEED-0006-10). 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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