Advanced TidGen Power System - Mooring System Design Analysis

Abstract
The TidGen Power System generates emission-free electricity from tidal currents and connects directly into existing grids using smart grid technology. The power system consists of three major subsystems: shore-side power electronics, mooring system, and turbine generator unit (TGU) device.

This submission include the technical report on mooring system design, supporting analytical models, and subsystem FMEA. Maine Marine Composites (MMC) has developed a simulation model to design a mooring system for Ocean Renewable Power Company?¢â??¬â??¢s (ORPC?¢â??¬â??¢s) TidGen tidal energy converter. This document describes the simulation model, results, and the status of the current mooring system design. A preliminary anchor design is also proposed by MMC. The anchor is primarily a concrete gravity anchor. Structural steel is embedded inside the concrete to provide strength for the chain connection points. Steel L Channels also protrude
underneath the concrete to act as a skirt to provide additional resistance.
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DOE Project Name: ADVANCED TIDGEN POWER SYSTEM
DOE Project Number: EE0007820
DOE Project Lead: Tim Ramsey
Last Updated: 4 months ago
Jun
2018
Data from June, 2018
Submitted Jun 14, 2018

Ocean Renewable Power Company

Contact

207.772.7707

Authors

Cian Marnagh
Ocean Renewable Power Company
Jarlath McEntee
Ocean Renewable Power Company

Keywords

MHK, Marine, Hydrokinetic, energy, power, cross-flow turbine, mooring, deployment, tidal current, tidal power, anchor, system, fmea, failure modeling and effects analysis, orpc, TGU, turbine generator device, simulaiton, model specifications, limit states, gravity anchor, design considerations, bending stress, fatigue, design, tidal, current, TidGen, technology

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