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

  • UK studies on the wider energy system benefits of tidal stream, posted on 23 April, 2023

    A recent collaboration with researchers from Imperial College London, the University of Plymouth and the ORE Catapult led to a recent communication in RSC’s Energy Advances. The study contributes to the future of tidal stream technologies, and the level of Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE) that should be achieved to render it as a competitive energy technology within the UK’s energy grid.

  • Physical Modelling of Tidal Stream Turbine Wake Structures under Yaw Conditions, posted on 09 February, 2023

    A recent collaboration with researchers from Imperial College London and Hohai University, China led by Can Zhang documents in a recent article in Energies results on the wake evolution of tidal energy devices. These experiments were conducted at the University of Hohai, where we can observe some key wake interaction effects with downstream turbines

  • 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.

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