Institute for Energy Transition
dedicated to Marine Renewable Energies
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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

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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