Ultra-low frequency waves in the terrestrial magnetosphere
Astronomy and Space Science
Prof TK Yeoman, Dr D Wright
31 January 2019
Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) waves are a ubiquitous phenomenon in astrophysical plasmas. Within the Terrestrial space environment, such waves manifest themselves as Ultra low frequency (ULF) waves with periods ranging from tens to thousands of seconds.
Interaction of Floating Wind Energy System with Wind and Wave at Multiple Directions
Institute for Infrastructure & Environment
Prof Q Zou
1 February 2019
Scotland boasts the world’s first floating wind farm. A floating wind farm has the advantage that offshore wind speeds are typically faster and steadier than on land and it is within easy reach of the densely populated coastal area.
Environmental assessment of offshore wind energy devices
Centre For Sustainable Environments
Prof Y Guo
Applications accepted all year round
The installation of Offshore Wind Energy Device (OWED) will inevitably alter the flow patterns around the devices. This may enhance the sediment transport and scour around the foundation, thus leading to the instability of offshore wind energy device foundation, and further resultant failure of the whole system.
Bio-inspired high-efficient arrays of tidal energy converters
Dr IM Viola
24 May 2019
The UK tidal sector has recently achieved remarkable progress, including deploying the first two arrays of tidal turbines (Nova Innovation and MeyGen) and deploying the world’s largest twin-rotor floating tidal turbine (Scotrenewable).