Welcome to OpenTidalFarm’s documentation!

OpenTidalFarm is an open-source optimisation software for tidal turbine farms.

The positioning of the turbines in a tidal farm is a crucial decision. Simulations show that the optimal positioning can increase the power generation of the farm by up to 50% and can therefore determine the viability of a project. However, finding the optimal layout is a difficult process due to the complex flow interactions. OpenTidalFarm solves this problem by applying an efficient optimisation algorithm onto a accurate flow prediction model.

Following presentation gives a quick introduction to OpenTidalFarm: OpenTidalFarm

To download the source code or to report issues visit the GitHub page

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OpenTidalFarm is an open source project that can be freely used under the GNU GPL version 3 licence.