The study addresses the coating selection for a proposed placement of a hydroturbine into the Gulf Stream. The turbine will generate energy in a similar manner to a wind turbine. The effects of biofouling and corrosion in the current project are assessed. A review of different types of traditional paint coatings is given, as well as the option for a copper-nickel alloy. Testing that should be undertaken for the coating selection is described in detail. Coating considerations are offered and discussed. Design considerations and modifications are also offered.
Coating Selection Process for Gulf Stream Hydroturbines
Title: Coating Selection Process for Gulf Stream Hydroturbines
December 01, 2009
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Academic Department: The College of Engineering and Computer Science
Volume: Master of Science
Bak, A. (2009). Coating Selection Process for Gulf Stream Hydroturbines. Master's Thesis, Florida Atlantic University.