Behavioural Model Specification for the ELEMENT Project

Published: 27 April 2020

Authors: Edward Hart, Luis Recalde-Camacho and Adam Stock, Senior Researchers at the University of Strathclyde

This document is produced for Work Package 6 (WP6) Behavioural Modelling and is submitted to satisfy deliverable D6.1 Behavioural Modelling Specification of the ELEMENT project. This is a working document, and the specification will be further developed during the project design phase.

In WP6, a team from the University of Strathclyde are tasked to build a holistic model of turbine behaviour and optimise the control system using existing data from operational tidal turbines.

The behavioural model integrates models of the following: tidal flow (INNO &OREC); blade-fluid interaction (NOVA, informed by results from the EnFAIT project); support structure (INNO); and turbine design (NOVA) with the control system (NOVA & STRA). This behavioural model can be utilised for controller design and performance assessment for the ELEMENT project.