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ltrc project capsule_13_3st efects of hydrokinetic turbines on mississippi river infrastructure

ltrc project capsule_13_3st efects of hydrokinetic turbines on mississippi river infrastructure

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October 2012
PROBLEM
The Louisiana Legislature through House Concurrent Resolution 128 of the 2012 Regular Sessionhas requested LADOTD to study the e
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ects of hydrokinetic turbines on infrastructure.The quest for a viable alternative energy today will provide the fuel for tomorrow’s energyindependence, natural resources conservation, environmental protection, and economic engine.One such alternative energy source is the generation of power from the
ow, current, orvelocity of water, known as hydrokinetic power, through the installation of turbines onriverbeds, bridge piers, or beneath barges, as opposed to hydropower that traditionally refersto power generated using dams or diversionary structures. Since hydrokinetic power reliessimply on the velocity of water, these zero-head power systems can be placed into sources of 
owing water with minimal infrastructure or environmental impacts.Currently there are about 82 permits to install such turbines in di
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erent locations in the UnitedStates with 43 of those permits located in Louisiana. A permit means that a turbine may beinstalled. However, to produce electricity, a license has to be issued.Since Louisiana is on the cutting edge of this technology through authorizing the State Mineraland Energy Board to grant leases for the purpose of developing hydrokinetic power, a study of thee
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ects of this technology on the hydrodynamics of the Mississippi River, including the removalor deposition of sediment around critical infrastructure such as bridges or scouring, is needed.The objective of this project is to synthesize information on hydrokinetic turbine installationand its potential e
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ects and risks on the Louisiana Department of Transportation andDevelopment (LADOTD) infrastructure.
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Louisiana TransportationResearch Center
4101 Gourrier AveBaton Rouge, LA 7080
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Sponsored jointly by the LouisianaDepartment of Transportation and Development and Louisiana StateUniversity 
Start Date:October 1, 2012Duration:6 monthsEnd Date:March 30, 2013Funding:State: TT-RegPrincipal Investigator:Clinton S. Wilson, Ph.D., P.E.Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringLouisiana State University  Administrative Contact:Mark Morvant, P.E. Associate Director, Research225-767-9124Technical Contact:Walid Alaywan, Ph.D., P.E.Sr. Structures Research Engineer Walid.alaywan@la.gov (225) 767-9106
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ects of Hydrokinetic Turbines on MississippiRiver Infrastructure
JUST THE FACTS:
Problem Addressed / Objective of Research / Methodology Used Implementation Potential 
POINTS OF INTEREST: WWW.LTRC.LSU.EDU
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROGRAM 
PROJECT CAPSULE
RESEARCH 
OBJECTIVE
Figure 1Deployment of a turbine
 [Courtesy: Free Flow Power (FFP) August 2010 progress report submitted to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission] 

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