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DEVELOPMENT ANDOPTIMISATION OF MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVICES AT LOW TO MID TRLs USING COMPUTATIONAL MODELS.
23/06/2022 | 12:00 - 19:00
Speaker: Dr. Josh Davidson, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Fluid Mechanics.
Josh Davidson was born in is from Townsville, Australia, where he studied at James Cook University, where he earned a first class honors degree and a Ph.D. from the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences. He served as Deputy Director at the Center for Ocean Energy Research (COER), University of Maynooth, Ireland, working on nonlinear hydrodynamic modeling and control of wave energy converters and the development of numerical wave tanks based on the computational fluid dynamics. He was Chairman of the International Network for Offshore Renewable Energies (INORE) Committee. He is currently a researcher at the Department of Fluid Mechanics at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics supported by an EU grant for the project Nonlinear Rock and Roll-Modeling and Control of Parametric Resonance in Wave Energy Converters.
The goal of the proposed activity is to teach students about the development and optimization of marine renewable energy (MRE) devices at low to mid Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) using computational models. The objective is demonstrating the advantages of early-stage numerical wave tank (NWT) experimentation to increase the Technology Performance Level (TPL) of devices before investing in expensive physical prototyping, tank and ocean testing, and then later-stage NWT simulations to supplement the physical testing campaigns.
The Lecture Course will encompass topics such as:
- The role of NWTs in MRE device development (2h).
– Techno-economic optimization
– Strengths and weaknesses of NWTs
- NWT Implementation (1.5h).
– Subsystems (Mooring, PTO and Control systems)
- NWT Experiments (1.5h).
12: 00-14: 00 – Dr. Josh Davidson, The role of NWTs in MRE device development.
14: 00-15: 30 –Break
15: 30-17: 00 – Dr. Josh Davidson, NWT Implementation.
17: 00-17: 30 –Break
17: 30-19: 00 – Dr. Josh Davidson, NWT Experiments.