Hydrokinetic Canal Measurements: Inflow Velocity, Wake Flow Velocity, and Turbulence
The dataset consist of acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) velocity measurements in the wake of a 3-meter diameter vertical-axis hydrokinetic turbine deployed in Roza Canal, Yakima, WA, USA. A normalized hub-centerline wake velocity profile and two cross-section velocity contours, 10 meters and 20 meters downstream of the turbine, are presented. Mean velocities and turbulence data, measured using acoustic Doppler velocimeter (ADV) at 50 meters upstream of the turbine, are also presented. Canal dimensions and hydraulic properties, and turbine-related information are also included.
Velocity contours at two cross-sections, 10 meters and 20 meters downstream of the turbine from acoustic doppler current profiler (ADCP)