Design, Control and Monitoring of Tidal Stream Turbine Systems
The worldwide potential of electric power from tidal currents is potentially between 100 and 120 GW. The technology uses the ebb and flow currents off coasts to drive submerged turbines. The high load factor and the predictable resource characteristics make tidal energy an attractive, reliable power source. The technology is advancing rapidly towards maturity; several projects have now reached a relatively mature stage and are close to completion, but challenges remain. Topics for ongoing research include hydrodynamics and turbine design, as well as the power conversion interface (including the electric generator), control, and monitoring and maintenance challenges.
Design, Control and Monitoring of Tidal Stream Turbine Systems presents an overview of tidal energy research. Chapters cover tidal stream turbine generators and drivetrain design options, turbine control, fault-tolerant control, monitoring and fault diagnosis, and biofouling issues in tidal stream turbines. The book is intended to enable readers to contribute to designing tidal power systems.
Written by experts in the field, this book is aimed at researchers and engineers involved with tidal stream energy, in academia and industry, as well as advanced students with an interest in the topic.
About the Editors
Mohamed Benbouzid is a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Brest, France. His research interests and experience include analysis, design, and control of electric machines, variable-speed drives for traction, propulsion, and renewable energy applications, and fault diagnosis of electric machines. He is an IEEE fellow and an IET fellow, serving as an editor-in-chief of the International Journal on Energy Conversion and the Applied Sciences (MDPI) Section of Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering.