Turbulence flow mapping and wave interactions in the tidal channels of Bay of Fundy

Tidal energy takes advantage of water movement due to tides. To extract this energy from places like the Bay of Fundy (NS), turbines similar to a wind turbine but smaller are installed directly under water, not needing a dam. To design the turbines, engineers need to know how the water moves. On the other hand, we need to know how extracting this energy affects the environment. In this project we will study how fast the water moves, how turbulent it is, and how the flow behavior changes when turbines are underwater and extracting energy in two tidal channels within the Bay of Fundy, Grand Passage and Petit Passage.

Faculty Supervisor:

Alex Hay;Richard Karsten


Maricarmen Guerra-Paris


Luna Ocean Consulting Ltd.




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