The Kuroshio Power Plant, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3319008226
  • ISBN-13: 9783319008226
  • DDC: 621.312134
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 225 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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By outlining a new design or the Kuroshio power plant, new approaches to turbine design, anchorage system planning, deep sea marine engineering and power plant operations and maintenance are explored and suggested. The impact on the local environment, particularly in the face of natural disasters, is also considered to provide a well rounded introduction to plan and build a 30MW pilot power plant. Following a literature review, the six chapters of this book propose a conceptual design by focusing on the plant's core technologies and establish the separate analysis logics for turbine design and the relay platforms. This is tempered against the ecological impact of both the construction and operation of the plant.  These proposed technologies and plans can be further applied to power generation in other waters such as the Gulf Stream, the East Australian Current the Humboldt Current and the East Africa Coastal Current. Engineers, students and industry professionals are provided with a solid introduction to power plant technology as well as a design with specific real world applications

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Hydrology, Ecology, and Environment of Kuroshio Waters.
2: Conceptual Design of Kuroshio Power Plant.
3: Dynamic Analysis and Design of Turbine.
4: Dynamic Design of the Relay Platform and Anchor System.
5: Assessment of Environmental and Ecological Impacts.
6: The 30 MW Pilot Power Plant.
Appendix A: Catalog of Global Underwater Turbines.
Appendix B: Design Characteristics of the Gulf Stream Turbine.
Appendix C: Shape Functions, Stiffness and Mass Matrices of Platform Elements.
Appendix D: Options of Universal Joint, Cable, and Anchor for Relay Platform.
Appendix E: Cost Comparison of the Tidal and Kuroshio Power Plants.