D2.7 Tidal Measurement Best Practice Manual

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Elsaesser, B.; Schmitt, P.; Boake, C.; Lidderdale, A.; Lawrence, J.; Salvatore, F.; Germain, G.; Colicchio, G.; Jacob, B. (2013). D2.7 Tidal Measurement Best Practice Manual. Report by European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Italian National Institute for Naval Architecture Studies and Testing (INSEAN), Queen's University Belfast, and The French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER). pp 42.

This document assembles best practice guidelines to assess flow conditions around tidal turbines during all stages of the design and development process. In progressing through the sequence of technology readiness levels experimental tests are usually performed at increasing scales. Advice is given for small scale experimental tests, up to resource and performance assessment at full scale installation sites. Recommendations comprise the selection of the appropriate test method and scale, design of equipment, data acquisition and analysis.

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