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Tidal Energy and Coastal Models: Improved Turbine Simulation / ROSS GWENTER

Swansea University Author: ROSS GWENTER

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DOI (Published version): 10.23889/SUthesis.62414

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Marine renewable energy is a continually growing topic of both commercial and academic research sectors. While not as developed as other renewable technologies such as those deployed within the wind sector, there is substantial technological crossover coupled with the inherent high energy density of...

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Published: Swansea 2023
Institution: Swansea University
Degree level: Doctoral
Degree name: EngD
Supervisor: Masters, Ian
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa62414
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Abstract: Marine renewable energy is a continually growing topic of both commercial and academic research sectors. While not as developed as other renewable technologies such as those deployed within the wind sector, there is substantial technological crossover coupled with the inherent high energy density of water, that has helped push marine renewables into the wider renewable agenda. Thus, an ever expanding range of projects are in various stages of development.As with all technological developments, there are a range of factors that can con-tribute to the rate of development or eventual success. One of the main difficulties, when looking at marine renewable technologies in a comparative view to other en-ergy generation technologies, is that the operational environment is physically more complex: Energy must be supplied in diverse physical conditions, that temporally fluctuate with a range of time scales. The constant questions to the iteration to the local ecology. The increased operational fatigue of deployed devices. The financial risk associated within a recent sector.This work presents the continual research related to the computational research development of different marine renewable technologies that were under develop-ment of several institutional bodies at the time of writing this document.The scope has a wide envelopment as the nature of novel projects means that the project failure rate is high. Thus, forced through a combination of reasons related to financial, useful purpose and intellectual property, the research covers distinct projects.
College: Faculty of Science and Engineering