ReFRESCO has been validated for the performance  of offshore wind and current turbines. The efficiency calculated by ReFRESCO is in good agreement with measurements. Extensive studies have been performed on for instance the Southampton current turbine, Tocardo current turbine, NREL 5MW wind turbine and MARIN Stock Wind Turbine (MSWT). Furthermore, ReFRESCO is capable of calculating the scale effects on these turbines. For current turbines, studies on the influence of cavitation on its performance have also been done. Some examples of these exercises can be seen below.

 

Current Turbines 

Grid

Southampton_Validation

Southampton+Cavitation

 

Offshore Wind Turbines (NREL and MSWT)

MSWT