The NEMMO project, now in its third year, has already made great progress in testing and producing tailored composites, coatings and appendages for a novel tidal blade.
NEMMO project team hosted a webinar highlighting the latest findings on materials and modelling, as well as the results we have achieved on the 8th December 2021. The event was held as an official side event at the Ocean Energy Europe 2021 annual conference (OEE2021).
Project partners presented the following topics:
- NEMMO Project introduction – by Pablo Benguria Uribe, Tecnalia
- Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for simulating tidal turbine cavitation – by Chandra Shekhar Pant, Technion
- Cavitation tunnel testing for tidal blades design – by Michael Leer-Andersen, SSPA
- Increase of blades strength by means of adding carbon nanoparticles included in composite formulation – by Célia Mercader, Canoe
- Biomimetic texturing as an effective antifouling solution – by Chloe Richards, DCU
- Anti-fouling and cavitation resistance coatings for tidal blades – by Dulce Muñoz, Funditec and Gemma Berriozabal, Tecnalia
- Accelerated ageing test to reproduce the degradation of composite material in sea water – by Jean Baptiste Jorcin, Tecnalia
The replay is now available here: