Publications

Academic publications

Journal papers

2017Sunrise in the English Channel

T.A.A. Adcock (2017) A note on the set-up under the Draupner wave, Journal of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy 3(1), 89-94.

C. Gao and T.A.A. Adcock (2017) On the tidal resonance in the Bristol Channel, International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering 27(2) 177-183.

Z. Jackson, S. Grey, T.A.A. Adcock, P.H. Taylor and J.R. Bidlot (2017) The waves at the Mulberry Harbours, Journal of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy 3(3) 285-292.

M.L. McAllister, T.A.A. Adocck, P.H. Taylor  and Van Den Bremer, T.S. (2017) The set-down and set-up of directionally spread and crossing surface gravity wave groups, accepted, Journal of Fluid Mechanics.

2016

T.A.A. Adcock and P.H. Taylor (2016) Fast and local non-linear evolution of steep wave-groups on deep water: A comparison of approximate models to fully non-linear simulations, Physics of Fluids, 28, 016601.

T.A.A. Adcock and P.H. Taylor (2016) Non-linear evolution of uni-directional focussed wave-groups on a deep water: A comparison of models, Applied Ocean Research, 59 147-152.

T.A.A. Adcock, P.H. Taylor and S. Draper (2016) On the shape of Sprite in Mallorcalarge wave-groups on deep water — the influence of bandwidth and spreading, 28 106601, Physics of Fluids.

H. Bredmose, S. Schløera, T.J. Larsen, A. Ghadirian, H.B. Bingham, O. Lindberg, E.D. Christensen, M.H. Vested, A. Engsig-Karup, O.S. Petersen, H.F. Hansen, M. Dixen, P.H. Taylor, T.A.A. Adcock, C. Obhrai, O.T. Gudmestad, N.J. Tarp-Johansen, C.P. Meyer, J.R. Krokstad, L. Suja-Thauvin and T.D. Hanson (2016) DeRisk—Accurate prediction of ULS wave loads. Outlook and
first results
, Energy Procedia, 94, 379-387.

S. Draper, T. Nishino, T.A.A. Adcock and P.H. Taylor (2016) Tom Adcock dropping a kayak into waterPerformance of an ideal turbine in an inviscid shear flow,  Journal of Fluid Mechanics 796, 86- 112.

2015

T.A.A. Adcock, P.H. Taylor and S. Draper (2015) Non-linear dynamics of wave-groups in random seas: Unexpected walls of water in the open ocean, Proceedings of the Royal Society A 471(2184).

T.A.A. Adcock, S. Draper and T. Nishino (2015) Tidal power generation — a review of hydrodynamic modelling.  Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy 229(7) 755–771.Waves in Perth

T.A.A. Adcock & S. Draper (2015) A note on the variation in shape of linear rogue waves in the ocean, Underwater Technology, 33(2), 1-6.

T.A.A. Adcock  (2015) On tidal stream turbines placed off headlands. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 7, 061706.

 

2014

T.A.A. Adcock and P.H. Taylor (2014) The physics or anomalous ("rogue") ocean waves, Reports on Progress in Physics 77 105901.Mallorca

T.A.A. Adcock, S. Draper, G.T. Houlsby, A.G.L. Borthwick and S.Serhadlıoğlu (2014) Tidal stream power in the Pentland Firth — long-term variability, multiple constituents and capacity factor,  Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy 228(8) 854–861.

S. Draper, T.A.A. Adcock, A.G.L. Borthwick and G.T. Houlsby (2014) A note on the power potential of tidal currents in channels, International Journal of Marine Energy 6 1-17.

R. Vennell and T.A.A. Adcock (2014) Energy Storage Inherent in Large Tidal Turbine Farms, Proceedings of Royal Society A 20130580.Drone

T.A.A. Adcock and S. Draper (2014) Power extraction from tidal channels — multiple tidal constituents, compound tides and overtides,  Renewable Energy 63 797-806.

S. Draper, T.A.A. Adcock, A.G.L. Borthwick and G.T. Houlsby (2014) An Electrical Analogy for the Pentland Firth Tidal Stream Power Resource, Proceedings of Royal Society A 470(2161) 20130207.

S. Draper, T.A.A. Adcock, A.G.L. Borthwick and G.T. Houlsby (2014) Perranporth beachEstimate of the Extractable Pentland Firth Tidal Stream Power Resource, Renewable Energy 63 650-657.

2013

S. Serhadlıoğlu, T.A.A. Adcock, G.T. Houlsby, S. Draper and A.G.L. Borthwick (2013) Tidal Stream Energy Resource Assessment of the Anglesey Skerries, International Journal of Marine Energy 3-4 e98-e111.

T.A.A. Adcock (2013) Unidirectional power extraction from a channel connecting a bay to the open ocean, Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy 227(8) 826-832.Monterrey beach

T.A.A. Adcock, S. Draper, G.T. Houlsby, A.G.L. Borthwick and S. Serhadlıoğlu (2013) The available power from tidal stream turbines in the Pentland Firth.  Proceedings of Royal Society A 469(2157) 20130072.

2012

 T.A.A. Adcock, R.H.Gibbs and P.H. Taylor (2012) The non-linear evolution and approximate scaling of directionally spread wave-groups on deep water. Proceedings of Royal Society A. 468 2704-2721.

2011California

T.A.A. Adcock, P.H. Taylor, S. Yan, Q.W. Ma and P.A.E.M. Janssen (2011) Did the Draupner wave occur in a crossing sea? Proceedings of Royal Society A, 467 3004-3021.

R.R. Simmons, A.H. Brampton, T.A.A. Adcock, R. Briganti, B. Carroll, F. Milne and O. Watson (2011) Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference 2010. Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers, Journal of Maritime Engineering. 164 1:3-13.

T.A.A. Adcock and P.H. Taylor (2011) Energy Input Amplifies HawaiiNonlinear Dynamics of Deep Water Wave Groups. International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering 21 1:8-12.

2009

T.A.A. Adcock and P.H. Taylor (2009) Estimating ocean wave directional spreading from an Eulerian surface elevation time-history. Proceedings of Royal Society A, 465:3361-3381.

T.A.A. Adcock and P.H. Taylor (2009) Focusing of unidirectional wave-groups on deep water, an approximate NLS-equation based model. Proceedings of Royal Society A, 465:3083- 3102.

Conference papers

2017

M.L. McAllister, T. A. A. Adcock, P.H. Taylor and T. S. van den Bremer (2017) The Set-down and Set-up of Directionally Spread and Crossing Surface Gravity Wave Groups, International Workshop on Waves, Storm Surges and Coastal Hazard, Liverpool, UK, 11 to 15 September.

Z. Jackson, S.Grey, T.A.A. Adcock, P.H. Taylor and J-R. Bidlot (2017) Hindcasting the waves at the Mulberry Harbours, International Workshop on Waves, Storm Surges and Coastal Hazard, Liverpool, UK, 11 to 15 September.

T. S. van den Bremer, M.L. McAllister, T. A. A. Adcock and P. H. Taylor (2017) The set-down and set-up of directionally spread and crossing surface gravity wave groups, IUTAM Symposium on Wind Waves, UCL, London, 5 to 8 September.

A.M. Firdus, G.T. Houlsby and T.A.A. Adcock (2017) Opportunities for Tidal Stream Energy in Indonesian Waters, 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Cork, Republic of Ireland.

A.M. Schnabl, T.A.A. Adcock and G.T. Houlsby (2017) Training wall effects on power generation of tidal stream turbine arrays placed at headlands, 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Cork, Republic of Ireland.

P.A.J. Bonar and T.A.A. Adcock (2017) Tidal stream power in Malaysia, Young Coastal Engineers and Scientists Conference, Bath, UK. 11-12 April.

2016

T.A.A. Adcock (2016) On non-linear changes to the shape of extreme wave-groups in deep water. Ocean wind waves: Observing, modelling & forecasting ocean wind waves, Challenger Society Meeting, Wallingford, UK, 19-20 October.

D. Sarkar, M. Osborne and T. Adcock (2016) A machine learning approach to the prediction of tidal currents. ISOPE2016, Rhodes, Greece.

C. Gao and T.A.A. Adcock (2016) Numerical investigation of resonance in the Bristol Channel. ISOPE2016, Rhodes, Greece.

C. Gao and T.A.A. Adcock (2016) The Characteristics of Storm Surges in the Bristol Channel. ISOPE2016, Rhodes, Greece.

T.A.A. Adcock and P.H. Taylor (2016) Non-linear evolution of large waves in deep water — the influence of directional spreading and spectral bandwidth. ISOPE2016, Rhodes, Greece.

T.A.A. Adcock and P.H. Taylor (2016) The shape of extreme wave-groups on the open ocean. Extreme events and rogue waves. Bad Honnef, Germany.Kalbarri National Park

T.A.A. Adcock, P.H. Taylor and S. Draper (2016) The shape of extreme waves on the open ocean. EGU Assembly, Vienna.

P.A.J. Bonar, V. Vengatesan, A.G.L. Borthwick and T.A.A. Adcock (2016) Numerical modelling of two-scale turbine flow dynamics. 5th Oxford Tidal Workshop.

H. Bredmose, S. Schløera, T.J. Larsen, A. Ghadirian, H.B. Bingham, O. Lindberg, E.D. Christensen, M.H. Vested, A. Engsig-Karup, O.S. Petersen, H.F. Hansen, M. Dixen, P.H. Taylor, T. Adcock, C. Obhrai, O.T. Gudmestad, N.J. Tarp-Johansen, C.P. Meyer, J.R. Krokstad, L. Suja-Thauvin and T.D. Hanson (2016) New research on extreme wave loads on offshore wind turbines. EERA DeepWind2016, 13th Deep Sea Offshore Wind R&D Conference, 20 — 22 January, Trondheim, Norway.

2015

T.A.A. Adcock and S. Draper (2015) The Second Order Contribution to Wave Crest Amplitude— Random Simulations and NewWave, ISOPE2015, Kona, Hawaii.

Trevellas, CornwallC. Gao, T.A.A. Adcock and S. Serhadlıoğlu (2015) The sensitivity of tidal resonance in the Bristol Channel, 4th Oxford Tidal Workshop, Oxford

T.A.A. Adcock (2015) , Predictability and temporal variation of tidal stream power, 4th Oxford Tidal Workshop, Oxford

2014

S. Draper, T. Nishino and T. Adcock (2014) Turbine blockage in Non-Uniform Flow, 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 8-11 December.

Isis from Donnington Bridge with iPhoneT.A.A. Adcock and S. Draper (2014) On  the  tidal  stream  resource  of  two  sites  in  the  English Channel:  Portland Bill and Isle of Wight, 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, San Francisco, USA.

T.A.A. Adcock and S. Draper (2014) Different metrics for estimating the tidal stream energy resource, 1st PRiMaRE conference, Plymouth, UK.

T.A.A. Adcock (2014) The available power obtainable from tidal stream turbines from a flow around an idealised headland, IAHR European Congress, Porto, Portugal.

Derwent WaterS Draper, T. Nishino, T.A.A. Adcock and G.T. Houlsby (2014) Wind and tidal turbines in uniform flow. 3rd Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, Oxford, UK.

2013

S. Draper, T. Stallard, P. Stansby, S. Way and T. Adcock (2013) Laboratory scale experiments and preliminary modelling to investigate basin scale tidal stream energy extraction. 10th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Aalborg, Denmark.

S. Serhadlıoğlu, T.A.A. Adcock, G.T. Houlsby, S. Draper and A.G.L.

Mandalay Beach, Western Australia

Borthwick (2013) Tidal Stream Energy Assessment of the Anglesey Skerries. 10th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Aalborg, Denmark.

S. Serhadlıoğlu, T.A.A. Adcock, G.T. Houlsby and A.G.L. Borthwick (2013) Tidal Stream Energy Assessment of the Anglesey Skerries. 2nd Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, Oxford, UK.

S. Serhadlıoğlu, G.T. Houlsby, T.A.A. Adcock, S. Draper, A.G.L. Borthwick and E.J. Kubatko (2013) Assessment of tidal stream energy resources in the UK using a discontinuous Galerkin finite element scheme. 17th International Conference on Finite Elements in Flow Problems (FEF 2013), San Diego.

2012

T.A.A. Adcock, S. Draper, G.T. Houlsby and A.G.L. Borthwick (2012) The tidal stream resource of the Pentland Firth. International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE), Dublin.
T.A.A. Adcock (2012) On the Garrett & Cummins limit. 1st Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, Oxford, UK.

2011

T.A.A. Adcock, A.G.L. Borthwick and G.T. Houlsby (2011) The open boundary problem in the modeling of tidal basins with energy extraction. 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Southampton.
T.A.A. Adcock and P.H. Taylor (2011) On the non-linear evolution of directionally spread wave-groups. 26th International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies, Athens, Greece.
T.A.A. Adcock (2011) Tidal power from Ramsey Harbour, Isle of Man. 7th Young coastal engineers and scientists conference, Liverpool.

2010

T.A.A. Adcock and S. Yan (2010) Focusing of uni-directional Gaussian wave-groups in finite depth. 29th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE), Shanghai.

S. Yan, Q.W. Ma and T.A.A. Adcock (2010) Investigations of Freak Waves on Uniform Current. 25th International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies, Harbin, China.

T.A.A. Adcock (2010) Freak waves in finite water depth. 6th Young coastal engineers and scientists conference, London.

2009

T.A.A. Adcock and P.H. Taylor (2009) Second order difference waves and the Draupner New Year Wave. 11th International Workshop on Wave Hindcasting and Forecasting, Halifax, Canada.

T.A.A. Adcock and P.H. Taylor (2009) The Mulberry Harbours – A review of an early example of offshore engineering. 28th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE), Honolulu, Hawaii.

2008

T.A.A. Adcock and P.H. Taylor (2008) Spatial wave structure created by wind input. International Offshore and Polar Engineering (ISOPE), Vancouver, Canada.

T.A.A. Adcock and P.H. Taylor (2008) Estimating wave spreading from a single point time history. 4th Young coastal engineers and scientists conference, Oxford.

2006

P.H. Taylor, T.A.A. Adcock, A.G.L. Borthwick, D.A.G. Walker and Y. Yao (2006) The Nature of the Draupner giant wave of 1st January 1995 and the associated sea-state, and how to estimate directional spreading from and Eulerian surface elevation time history. 9th International Workshop on Wave Hindcasting and Forecasting, Victoria, Canada.

Theses

Aspects of wave dynamics and statistics on the open ocean. D.Phil. thesis. University of Oxford (2009).

The Mulberry Harbour Breakwaters. 4th year project. University of Oxford (2005).