Research Projects

National Oceanography Centre

 
SuperGen Marine Challenge
  • Project: Interactions of flow, tidal stream turbines and local sediment bed under combined waves and tidal conditions (INSTRON)
  • Investigators: Amoudry, Thorne
  • Lead: Dong, Dundee
  • Funder: EPSRC

 


 
SuperGen Marine Challenge II
  • project: EcoWatt2050
  • Investigators: Wolf
  • Lead: Side, Herriot-Watt, Orkney
  • Funder: EPSRC

 


 

 


 

NOC Researcher ORE Publications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of Liverpool

 
SuperGen challenge
  • Project: The Effects of Realistic Tidal Flows on the Performance and Structural Integrity of Tidal Stream Turbines.
  • Investigators: Poole, Owen, Li
  • Funder: EPSRC

 


 
SuperGen challenge
  • Project: Interactions of flow, tidal stream turbines and local sediment bed under combined waves and tidal conditions (INSTRON)
  • Investigator: Li (link with NOC)
  • Funder: EPSRC

 


 

UoL Researcher ORE Publications

  • Mason-Jones, A., O’Doherty, D.M., Morris, C.E., O’Doherty, T., Byrne, C.B, Prickett, P.W., Grosvenor, R.I, Owen, I., Tedds, S.C., and Poole, R.J. 2012 Non-dimensional scaling of tidal stream turbines. Energy vol 44 pp 820-829
  • Tedds, S.C., Owen I. and Poole R.J. 2014 Near-wake characteristics of a model Horizontal Axis Tidal Stream Turbine. Renewable Energy. 63 pp 222–235 {10.1016/j.renene.2013.09.011}
  • Wolf, J., Walkington, I.A., Holt, J. and Burrows, R. 2009 Environmental impacts of tidal power schemes. Proceedings of the ICE - Maritime Engineering, 162 (4), 165 –177.
  • Yates, N., Walkington, I., Burrows, R. and Wolf, J. 2013 Appraising the extractable tidal energy resource of the UK's western coastal waters. Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society A vol 371 issue 1985
  • Burrows R., Walkington I., Yates N., Hedges T.S., Li M., Zhou J.G., Chen D.Y., Wolf J., Holt J., Proctor R. 2009 Tidal energy potential in UK waters. Proceedings of the ICE - Maritime Engineering vol 162 issue 4 pp 155-164
  • Yates, N., Walkington, I., Burrows, R. and Wolf, J. 2013 The energy gains realisable through pumping for tidal range energy schemes, Renewable Energy, 58, October 2013, Pages 79-84, ISSN 0960-1481,
  • Burrows, R., Walkington, I., Yates, N., Hedges, T. S., Wolf, J., Holt, J. 2009 The tidal range energy potential of the West Coast of the United Kingdom. Applied Ocean Research vol 31 pp 229-238
  • Walkington, I., Burrows, R., 2009 Modelling tidal stream power potential. Applied Ocean Research vol 31 pp 239-245

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The University of Southampton

 
• Feasibility Study of the Impacts of a Proposed Tidal Array Installation in Alderney South Banks SUPERGEN Marine Grand Challenge
  • Project: Reducing the Costs of Marine Renewables via Advanced Structural Materials
  • Investigators: Southampton, Strathclyde (lead) and Newcastle
  • Funder: EPSRC

 


 
  • Project: Feasibility Study of the Impacts of a Proposed Tidal Array Installation in Alderney South Banks

 


 

UoS Researcher ORE Publications

  • Blackmore, T., Batten, W.M.J., Müller, G.U. and Bahaj, A.S. 2014 Influence of turbulence on the drag of solid discs and turbine simulators in a water current, Experiments in Fluids, Volume 55, Article 1637
  • Galloway, P.W., Myers, L.E. and Bahaj, A.S. 2014 Quantifying wave and yaw effects on a scale tidal stream turbine, Renewable Energy, Volume 63, pp.297-307.
  • Leybourne, M., Batten, W.M.J., Bahaj, A.S., Minns, N. and O’Nians J. 2014 Preliminary design of the OWEL wave energy converter pre-commercial demonstrator, Renewable Energy, Volume 61, pp.51-56
  • Bahaj, A.S. and Myers, L.E. 2013 Shaping array design of marine current energy converters through scaled experimental analysis, Energy, Volume 59, pp.83-94
  • Blackmore, T., Batten, W.M.J. and Bahaj, A.S. 2013 Inlet grid-generated turbulence for large-eddy simulations, International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Volume 27, Issue 6-7, pp. 307-315
  • Bahaj, A.S. 2013 Marine current energy conversion: the dawn of a new era in electricity production, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A., Volume 371, No, 1985
  • Batten, W.M.J., Harrison, M.E. and Bahaj, A.S. 2013 Accuracy of the actuator disc-RANS approach for predicting the performance and wake of tidal turbines, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A., Volume 371, No, 1985
  • Daly, T., Myers, L.E. and Bahaj, A.S. 2013 Modelling of the flow field surrounding tidal turbine arrays for varying positions in a channel, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A., Volume 371, No, 1985
  • Blunden, L.S., Bahaj, A.S. and Aziz, N.S. 2013 Tidal current power for Indonesia? An initial resource estimation for the Alas Strait, Renewable Energy, Volume 49, pp. 137-142
  • Leybourne, M., Batten, W.M.J., Bahaj, A.S. Minns, N. and O’Nians, J. 2013 Preliminary design of the OWEL wave energy converter pre-commercial demonstrator, Renewable Energy, Available online 13 September 2012
  • Myers, L.E. and Bahaj, A.S. 2012 An experimental study of flow effects within 1st-generation marine current energy converter array, Renewable Energy, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 28-36
  • Bahaj, A.S., Myers, L.E., Rawlinson-Smith, R. and Thomson, M. 2012 The effect of boundary proximity upon the wake structure of horizontal axis marine current turbines Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Volume 134, Issue 2, pp 1-8 For older publications refer to http://www.energy.soton.ac.uk/publications/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ocean University of China

 
Research on sea-test technologies regulations and standards of newly developed oceanic instruments, 2013.1-2014.12, Project of National High-Tech Research and Development Program of China

 


 
Study and Optimization on Energy Converting Performance for Heaving-type Wave Energy Convertor. National Natural Science Foundation, 2014.1- 2017.12;

 


 
Demonstration of an Integrated Electricity System for 300KW Marine Energy Converters. National High Technology Research and Development Program, 2012.1- 2014.12;

 


 
Hydraulic Model Test Study on Mina De Cobre Panama Project. Joint Venture Panama, 2012.3- 2012.12;

 


 
Research and Experiment of Combined Oscillating Buoy Wave Energy Converter. Marine Renewable Energy Special Fund, 2011.8-2013.8;

 


 
Study on Sea Area Use Planning and Supporting Facility of South Beach District of Yangpu Port. Yangpu Economic Development Zone Economic Development Bureau, 2011.8-2013.8;

 


 
Sediment Analysis of Channel and Turning Basin Dredging in Qingdao Olympic Sailing Centre. China Railway Port and Channel Engineering Group Co., Ltd, 2011.6-2013.12;

 


 
Joint Research and Development of Key Technology on Intelligent Hybrid Electricity System for Marine Energy. International S&T Cooperation Program, 2011.1-2013.12;

 


 
Numerical Simulation Investigation on a New Type of Turbine for the Oscillating Water Column Wave Power Conversion Device. Doctoral Program Special Fund of Ministry of Education, 2011.1-2013.12.

 


 

OUC Researcher ORE Publications

  • Liu, Z., Hyun, B-S. and Shi, H. 2010 Practical Simulation of Oscillating Water Column Chamber for Wave Energy Conversion (C). International Journal of Green Energy, Vol. 7(3): 337-346.
  • Huang, Y., Shi, H. et al. 2010 Study on the Breakwater Caisson as Oscillating Water Column Facility (J). Journal of Ocean University of China, Vol. 9(3): 244-250.
  • Liu Z., Shi H. et al. 2009 CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) Analysis of an Impulse Turbine in an OWC (Ocean Wave Converter) Wave Energy Device [J]. Journal of Engineering for Thermal Energy and Power

 


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