An algorithm for the generation of biofouled surfaces for applications in marine hydrodynamics

Sarakinos, S. and Busse, A. (2019) An algorithm for the generation of biofouled surfaces for applications in marine hydrodynamics. In: Ferrer, E. and Montlaur, A. (eds.) Recent Advances in CFD for Wind and Tidal Offshore Turbines. Series: Springer tracts in mechanical engineering. Springer International Publishing, pp. 61-71. ISBN 9783030118860 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-11887-7_6)

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Abstract

The adverse effects of marine biofouling on marine renewable energy devices are well established. In recent fundamental investigations on fluid flow over this type of surface roughness, marine biofouling has mainly been realized as ordered arrangements of roughness elements. These surfaces cannot be compared to realistic biofouled surfaces which show an irregular distribution of roughness features. In this work, a geometric algorithm for generating realistic surface roughness due to barnacle settlement is presented. The algorithm mimics the settlement behaviour of barnacles and allows the generation of a range of fouling states from very sparse rough surfaces to surfaces that are fully covered by barnacle colonies. The generated surfaces can be used in various applications, e.g. in CFD simulations to establish the fluid dynamic roughness effect of different fouling states or as 3D printed surface tiles for use in wind-tunnel and towing tank experiments.

Item Type:Book Sections
Additional Information:Electronic ISBN: 9783030118877.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Busse, Dr Angela and Sarakinos, Dr Sotirios
Authors: Sarakinos, S., and Busse, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
ISBN:9783030118860
Published Online:07 February 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Springer Nature
First Published:First published in Recent Advances in CFD for Wind and Tidal Offshore Turbines: 61-71
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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