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Title: ORPC RivGen Hydrokinetic Turbine Wake Characterization

Field measurements of mean flow and turbulence parameters at the Kvichak river prior to and after the deployment of ORPC's RivGen hydrokinetic turbine. Data description and turbine wake analysis are presented in the attached manuscript "Wake measurements from a hydrokinetic river turbine" by Guerra and Thomson (recently submitted to Renewable Energy). There are three data sets: NoTurbine (prior to deployment), Not_Operational_Turbine (turbine underwater, but not operational), and Operational_Turbine. The data has been quality controlled and organized into a three-dimensional grid using a local coordinate system described in the paper. All data sets are in Matlab format (.mat). Variables available in the data sets are: qx: X coordinate matrix (m) qy: Y coordinate matrix (m) z : z coordinate vector (m) lat : grid cell latitude (degrees) lon: grid cell longitude (degrees) U : velocity magnitude (m/s) Ux: x velocity (m/s) Vy: y velocity (m/s) W: vertical velocity (m/s) Pseudo_beam.b_i: pseudo-along beam velocities (i = 1 to 4) (m/s) (structure with raw data within each grid cell) beam5.b5: 5th-beam velocity (m/s) (structure with raw data within each grid cell) tke: turbulent kinetic energy (m2/s2) epsilon: TKE dissipation rate (m2/s3) Reynolds stresses: uu, vv, ww, uw, vw (m2/s2) Variables from the Notmore » Operational Turbine data set are identified with _T Variables from the Operational Turbine data set are identified with _TO « less
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Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
248
DOE Contract Number:
EE0006397
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org(s):
Marine and Hydrokinetic Data Repository (MHKDR); Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
Geolocation:
POLYGON ((-155.3892171875 60.039752015269,-155.3892171875 58.482354883981,-157.0480515625 58.482354883981,-157.0480515625 60.039752015269,-155.3892171875 60.039752015269))
Subject:
16 Tidal and Wave Power; MHK; Marine; Hydrokinetic; energy; wake; cross-flow turbine; wake data; RivGen; turbine; ORPC
Related Identifiers:
OSTI Identifier:
1432537

Thomson, Jim, and Guerra, Maricarmen. ORPC RivGen Hydrokinetic Turbine Wake Characterization. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.15473/1432537.
Thomson, Jim, & Guerra, Maricarmen. ORPC RivGen Hydrokinetic Turbine Wake Characterization. United States. doi:10.15473/1432537.
Thomson, Jim, and Guerra, Maricarmen. 2018. "ORPC RivGen Hydrokinetic Turbine Wake Characterization". United States. doi:10.15473/1432537. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1432537.
@misc{osti_1432537,
title = {ORPC RivGen Hydrokinetic Turbine Wake Characterization},
author = {Thomson, Jim and Guerra, Maricarmen},
abstractNote = {Field measurements of mean flow and turbulence parameters at the Kvichak river prior to and after the deployment of ORPC's RivGen hydrokinetic turbine. Data description and turbine wake analysis are presented in the attached manuscript "Wake measurements from a hydrokinetic river turbine" by Guerra and Thomson (recently submitted to Renewable Energy). There are three data sets: NoTurbine (prior to deployment), Not_Operational_Turbine (turbine underwater, but not operational), and Operational_Turbine. The data has been quality controlled and organized into a three-dimensional grid using a local coordinate system described in the paper. All data sets are in Matlab format (.mat). Variables available in the data sets are: qx: X coordinate matrix (m) qy: Y coordinate matrix (m) z : z coordinate vector (m) lat : grid cell latitude (degrees) lon: grid cell longitude (degrees) U : velocity magnitude (m/s) Ux: x velocity (m/s) Vy: y velocity (m/s) W: vertical velocity (m/s) Pseudo_beam.b_i: pseudo-along beam velocities (i = 1 to 4) (m/s) (structure with raw data within each grid cell) beam5.b5: 5th-beam velocity (m/s) (structure with raw data within each grid cell) tke: turbulent kinetic energy (m2/s2) epsilon: TKE dissipation rate (m2/s3) Reynolds stresses: uu, vv, ww, uw, vw (m2/s2) Variables from the Not Operational Turbine data set are identified with _T Variables from the Operational Turbine data set are identified with _TO},
doi = {10.15473/1432537},
year = {2018},
month = {2} }
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