Solution_Tester_14_2

Solution_Tester_14_2 - reliability harsh operating...

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2/13/2008 ME 145 - Solution to Tester Text Problem 14.2 Part a ( 29 MW(e) 28 W(e) 10 9 27 2 2 2 170 1025 3 0 2 6 3 2 3 = = = x . x x x . V A P avg c COP π ρ η Part b PROS: higher energy density than wind 40 units 1000 MW(e) no visual pollution predictable current direction renewable, no pollution CONS: complexity, cost of construction (capital cost)
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Unformatted text preview: reliability harsh operating environment, fouling, no easy repair local submarine ecosystem impact navigation hazard very tall, probably > 250m! deployment in open ocean beyond territorial boundaries...
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