ROMS-Tidal-Array

In an effort to accelerate the growth of the tidal energy industry through knowledge sharing and open source initiatives, IT Power Ltd. has the great pleasure to announce the release of ROMS-Tidal-Array (Beta version). This patch can be installed into the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) software and provides a tool to model tidal turbine arrays based on a tidal turbine parameterisation method, accounting for the momentum capture as well as the sub-grid scale turbulence balance perturbations for each individual device. This modelling tool enables accurate analysing the flow characteristics for impact and resource assessment purposes for reasonable computational costs and therefore enables the use of optimisation strategies to assess different layouts. ROMS Tidal Array can be downloaded from this link.

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