Scaled Hydrokinetic Turbine Array installed in a laboratory channel and flood-like sediment transport conditions: topography, flow velocity and array model performance.



The data represent sediment flux, spatio-temporally resolved topographic scans, flow velocity and voltage from the hydrokinetic turbine array experiments presented in the referenced scientific article published on Nature Energy (see reference). Hydrokinetic Energy represents a viable source of renewable energy that harness the kinetic energy of natural currents. Our experiments show that this technology can be deployed efficiently in large sandy rivers (e.g. Mississippi River), without compromising the geomorphic equilibrium of the stream and the structural safety of the turbine foundation, even in the presence of large migrating dunes.

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Funding information
Sponsorship: National Science Foundation CAREER: Geophysical Flow Control (award ID 13513013); Institute on the Environment (IonE), University of Minnesota
Date made available2019
PublisherData Repository for the University of Minnesota
Date of data productionJan 11 2017 - Feb 17 2017

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