Orbital Marine Power optimized a floating tidal stream turbine with SimScale

The incorporation of computer-aided engineering (CAE) at Orbital Marine Power was driven by two main reasons. The first one was to model the turbine leg and nacelle to optimize the hydrodynamic performance and reduce the impact of the shadow effect. This would result in an increased performance of the turbine. With this in mind, simulations were carried out to better quantify the drag and lift coefficients.

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