Development of High Performance Tidal Turbine Rotors

This research investigated and informed novel and cost-effective engineering solutions to extract and deliver energy from tidal flows. Student research focused on introducing new tidal turbine blade designs - specifically, a system engineering approach to optimize blade shape and mechanical components. This research focused on advancing the science, methodologies and applications for capturing, converting and delivering power.


Principal Investigators: Dr. Robynne Murray and Dr. Darrel Doman, Dalhousie University

January 2013 – October 2015