News on research and teaching matters. Most recent posts are listed below:

  • Temporal complementarity of marine renewables with wind and solar generation: Implications for GB system benefits, posted on 01 August, 2022

    Recent work on complementarity of marine renewables with other renewables published in Applied Energy. The study, led by Dr Shona Pennock of Edinburgh’s Policy and Innovation Group made use our regional hydrodynamic modelling around UK Waters, in collaboration with Danny Coles of the University of Plymouth and US’s PNNL.

  • Sedimentological data-driven bottom friction parameter estimation in modelling Bristol Channel tidal dynamics, posted on 27 April, 2022

    Recent work on parameter estimation for the calibration of estuarine models on macro-tidal environments has been published in Ocean Dynamics. The study, led by Dr Simon Warder of Imperial College London outlines the approach we followed for a set of parameter estimation experiments.

  • Tidal Range Energy, posted on 02 April, 2022

    A chapter summarising the opportunities and challenges of tidal range energy is presented within the Second Edition of Comprehensive Renewable Energy.

  • Combining shallow-water and analytical wake models for tidal array micro-siting, posted on 23 March, 2022

    Our recent work, led by the recent civil engineering graduate Connor Jordan takes on the challenging problem of tidal array layout optimisaton using shallow-water equation and analytical wake models for tidal stream energy is now available within the Journal of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy. The study considers a hierarchy of simplified, all the way to practical cases, demonstrating the versatility of our optimisation methodology.

  • Interactions between tidal stream turbine arrays and their hydrodynamic impact around Zhoushan Island, China, posted on 15 February, 2022

    A new study based on the PhD research of Can Zhang on tidal stream turbines is now available in Elsevier’s Ocean Engineering journal. The study investigates the cumulative impacts of tidal stream turbine arrays that are located in relatively close proximity, whilst showcasing the adjoint optimisation capability that has been developed at the Department of Earth Science and Engineering of Imperial College London.

  • Assessing impacts of tidal power lagoons of a consistent design, posted on 15 November, 2021

    A recent study based on the PhD research of Lucas Mackie has been published in Elsevier’s Ocean Engineering journal. The study highlights the need for consistency in the assessment of tidal range structures in order to provide a comparative insight for prospective developments. Schemes should be assessed in terms of their localised effect, as the regional morphology will play a varying role. For example, designs in the Irish Sea are less disruptive to the regional dynamics compared to the more constrained Severn Estuary.

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