Publications

Recent publications related to tidal energy. Note that journal publications by the Environmental Fluids group can be found here.

2016

 

Bonar, P.A.J., Venugopal, V., Borthwick, A.G.L. & Adcock, T.A.A. (2016) Numerical modelling of two-scale flow dynamics, 5th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, 21-22 March, Oxford.

Cooke, S.C., Willden, R.H.J. & Byrne, B.W. (2016) The potential of cross-stream aligned sub-arrays to increase tidal turbine efficiency, Renewable Energy, 97, 284-292.

Draper, S., Nishino, T., Adcock, T.A.A. & Taylor, P.H. (2016) Performance of an ideal turbine in an inviscid shear flow.  Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 796, 86-112..

Houlsby, G.T. & Serhadlıoğlu, S. (2016) Power Potential of Tidal Fences in the Bristol Channel, 5th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, 21-22 March, Oxford.

Houlsby, G.T. & Vogel, C.R. (2016) The power available to tidal turbines in an open channel flow, in press, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Energy.

Hu, J. & Willden, R.H.J. (2016) Unsteady Load Relief of an Axial Flow Tidal Turbine in Sheared Flow by Individual Pitch Control, 5th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, 21-22 March, Oxford.

Ramasamy, R. & Willden, R.H.J. (2016) Performance and interaction of short fences of tidal turbines, 5th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, 21-22 March, Oxford.

Vogel, C.R., Houlsby, G.T. & Willden, R.H.J. (2016) Effect of free surface deformation on the extractable power of a finite width turbine array. Renewable Energy 88, 317-324.

2015

Adcock, T.A.A., Draper, S. & Nishino, T. (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.

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

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

Cooke, S.C., Willden, R.H.J. & Byrne, B.W. (2015) Power and Thrust Behaviour in a Porous Disc Fence Array Experiment, 4th Oxford Tidal Workshop, Oxford.

Cooke, S.C., Willden, R.H.J., Byrne, B.W., Stallard, T., & Olczak, A. (2015) Experimental Investigation of Tidal Turbine Partial Array Theory Using Porous Discs, 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Nantes, France.

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

Hunter, W., Nishino, T. & Willden, R.H.J. (2015) Investigation of Tidal Turbine Array Tuning using 3D Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes Simulations. , International Journal of Marine Energy, 10, 39-51.

Schluntz, J. & Willden, R.H.J. (2015) The effect of blockage on tidal turbine rotor design and performance. Renewable Energy, 81 432–441.

Vogel, C.R., Willden, R.H.J., & Houlsby, G.T. (2015) Array Performance in an Oscillatory Tidal Channel with Turbine Power Capping. 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Nantes, France.

Vogel, C.R., Houlsby, G.T. & Willden, R.H.J. (2015) Effect of free surface deformation on the extractable power of a finite width turbine array. Renewable Energy 88, 317-324.

2014

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

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

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

Adcock, T.A.A. & Draper, S. (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.

Adcock, T.A.A., Draper, S., Houlsby, G.T., Borthwick, A.G.L. & Serhadlıoğlu, S. (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.

Cooke, S.C., Willden, R.H.J. & Byrne, B.W (2014) The Potential of Sub-Arrays to Increase Tidal Farm Power, 3rd Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, 7-8 April, Oxford.

Draper, S., Adcock, T.A.A., Houlsby, G.T. & Borthwick, A.G.L. (2014). Estimate of the extractable Pentland Firth tidal stream power resource, Renewable Energy, 63 650-657.

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

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

Draper, S. & Nishino, T. (2014). Centred and staggered arrangements of tidal turbines. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 739, 72-93.

Draper, S., Nishino, T., Adcock, T.A.A. & Houlsby, G.T. (2014) Wind and tidal turbines in uniform flow. 3rd Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, 7-8 April, Oxford.

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

Muchala, S. & Willden, R.H.J. (2014) Impact of support structure on Turbine farm power. 3rd Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, 7-8 April, Oxford.

Schluntz, J. & Willden, R.H.J. (2014) An actuator line method with novel blade flow field coupling based on potential flow equivalence, Wind Energy 18(8), pp. 1469-1485.

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

Vogel, C.R., Willden, R.H.J. & Houlsby, G.T. (2014) The power potential of a tidal turbine array with turbine power capping. 3rd Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, 7-8 April, Oxford.

Willden, R.H.J., Nishino, T. & Schulntz, J. (2014) Tidal stream energy: designing for blockage. 3rd Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, 7-8 April, Oxford.

2013

Adcock, T.A.A. (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) pp. 826 - 832.

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

Belloni, C.S.K., Willden, R.H.J. & Houlsby, G.T. (2013). A numerical analysis of bidirectional ducted tidal turbines in yawed flow. Marine Technology Society Journal, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 23-35.

Consul, C.A., Willden, R.H.J. & McIntosh, S.C. (2013). Blockage effects on the hydrodynamic performance of a marine cross-flow turbine. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, Vol. 371, 20120299.

Draper, S., Borthwick, A.G.L. & Houlsby, G.T. (2013). Energy potential of a tidal fence deployed near a coastal headland. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, Vol.371, 20120176.

Draper, S. Stallard, T., Stansby P., Way, S. & Adcock, T. (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.

Fleming, C.F., McIntosh, S.C. & Willden, R.H.J. (2013). Tidal turbine performance in sheared flow. In Proc. 10th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Aalborg, Denmark.

Fleming, C.F., McIntosh, S.C., Willden, R.H.J., Stallard, T. & Feng, T. (2013). Comparisons of computational predictions and experimental measurements of ducted tidal turbine performance. In Proc. 2nd Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop (OTE), Oxford, UK.

Hunter, W., Nishino, T. & Willden, R.H.J. (2013). Investigation of tidal turbine arrays using Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes simulations. In Proc. 10th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Aalborg, Denmark.

McAdam, R.A., Houlsby, G.T. & Oldfield, M.L.G. (2013). Experimental measurements of the hydrodynamic performance and structural loading of the Transverse Horizontal Axis Water Turbine: Part 1. Renewable Energy, Vol. 59, pp. 105-114.

McAdam, R.A., Houlsby, G.T. & Oldfield, M.L.G. (2013). Experimental measurements of the hydrodynamic performance and structural loading of the Transverse Horizontal Axis Water Turbine: Part 2. Renewable Energy, Vol. 59, pp. 141-149.

McAdam, R.A., Houlsby, G.T. & Oldfield, M.L.G. (2013). Experimental measurements of the hydrodynamic performance and structural loading of the Transverse Horizontal Axis Water Turbine: Part 3. Renewable Energy, Vol. 59, pp. 82-91.

Nishino, T. & Willden, R.H.J. (2013). Two-scale dynamics of flow past a partial cross-stream array of tidal turbines. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 730, pp. 220-244.

Nishino, T. & Willden, R.H.J. (2013). Energetics of marine turbine arrays - extraction, dissipation and diminution. In Proc. International Symposium on Marine and Offshore Renewable Energy, Tokyo, Japan.

Nishino, T. & Willden, R.H.J. (2013). The efficiency of tidal fences: a brief review and further discussion on the effect of wake mixing. In Proc. 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE), Nantes, France.

Nishino, T. (2013). Beyond the Betz theory - blockage, wake mixing and turbulence. In Proc. 2nd Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop (OTE), Oxford, UK.

Schluntz, J. & Willden, R.H.J. (2013). Validation of an actuator line model for tidal turbine simulations. In Proc. 2nd Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop (OTE), Oxford, UK.

Schluntz, J. & Willden, R.H.J. (2013). The effect of rotor design on the power output of closely packed tidal turbines. In Proc. 10th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Aalborg, Denmark.

Serhadlıoğlu, S., Adcock, T.A.A. & Houlsby, G.T., Draper, S. & Borthwick, A.G.L. (2013). Tidal stream energy resource assessment of the Anglesey Skerries. In Proc. 10th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Aalborg, Denmark.

Serhadlıoğlu, S., Adcock, T.A.A. & Houlsby, G.T. (2013). Tidal stream energy assessment of the Anglesey Skerries. In Proc. 2nd Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop (OTE), Oxford, UK.

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

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

Vogel, C. R., Willden, R.H.J. & Houlsby, G.T. (2013). A correction for depth-averaged simulations of tidal turbine arrays. In Proc. 10th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Aalborg, Denmark.

 

2012

Ferrer, E. & Willden, R.H.J. (2012). A high order Discontinuous Galerkin – Fourier incompressible 3D Navier–Stokes solver with rotating sliding meshes. Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 231, pp. 7037-7056.

Nishino, T. & Willden, R.H.J. (2012). The efficiency of an array of tidal turbines partially blocking a wide channel. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 708. pp. 596-606.

Nishino, T. & Willden, R.H.J. (2012). Effects of 3-D channel blockage and turbulent wake mixing on the limit of power extraction by tidal turbines. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 37, pp. 123-135.

Adcock, T.A.A., Draper, S., Houlsby, G.T. & Borthwick, A.G.L. (2012). On the tidal resource of the Pentland Firth. In Proc. 4th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE), Dublin, Ireland.

Parkinson, S.G., Stallard, T., Thomson, M., Wickham, A. & Willden, R. (2012). Comparison of scale model wake data with an energy yield analysis tool for tidal turbine farms. In Proc. 4th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE), Dublin, Ireland.

Belloni, C.S.K. & Willden, R.H.J. & Houlsby, G.T. (2012). Bidirectional ducted tidal turbines in yawed flow. In Proc. 4th Annual Marine Renewable Energy Technical Conference, Rhode Island, USA.

Ferrer, E. & Willden, R. (2012). A high order incompressible Discontinuous Galerkin - Fourier solver for turbulent flows and rotating geometries. In Proc. 6th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences And Engineering - ECCOMAS 2012, Vienna, Austria.

Nishino, T. & Willden, R.H.J. (2012). Low-order modelling of blade-induced turbulence for RANS actuator disk computations of wind and tidal turbines. In Proc. EUROMECH Colloquium 528: Wind Energy and the Impact of Turbulence on the Conversion Process, Oldenburg, Germany.

Adcock, T.A.A. (2012). On the Garrett & Cummins limit. In Proc. Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, Oxford, UK.

Belloni, C.S.K., Willden, R.H.J. & Houlsby, G.T. (2012). Numerical analysis of open-centre ducted tidal turbines. In Proc. Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, Oxford, UK.

McAdam, R.A., Houlsby, G.T. & Oldfield, M.L.G. (2012). Experimental results from 1/20th scale model tests of the Transverse Horizontal Axis Water Turbine. In Proc. Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, Oxford, UK.

McIntosh, S.C., Fleming, C.F. & Willden, R.H.J. (2012). The influence of vertical velocity shear on tidal turbine performance and wake recovery. In Proc. Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, Oxford, UK.

Schluntz, J. & Willden, R.H.J. (2012). Development of an actuator line model for tidal turbine simulations. In Proc. Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, Oxford, UK.

 

2011

Ferrer, E. & Willden, R.H.J. (2011). A high order Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element solver for the incompressible Navier–Stokes equations. Computers & Fluids, Vol. 46, pp. 224-230.

Adcock, T.A.A., Borthwick, A.G.L. & Houlsby, G.T. (2011). The open boundary problem in basin scale modelling of tidal energy extraction. In Proc. 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Southampton, UK.

Belloni, C.S.K. & Willden, R.H.J. (2011). Flow field and performance analysis of bidirectional and open-centre ducted tidal turbines. In Proc. 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Southampton, UK.

Consul, C.A., Willden, R.H.J. & McIntosh S.C. (2011). An investigation of the influence of free surface effects on the hydrodynamic performance of marine cross-flow turbines. In Proc. 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Southampton, UK.

Ferrer, E. & Willden, R.H.J. (2011). Development and validation of a high order numerical solver for cross-flow turbine hydrodynamics. In Proc. 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Southampton, UK.

Fleming, C.F., McIntosh, S.C. & Willden, R.H.J. (2011). Design and analysis of a bi-directional ducted tidal turbine. In Proc. 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Southampton, UK.

McAdam, R.A., Houlsby, G.T. & Oldfield, M.L.G. (2011). Structural and hydrodynamic model testing of the Transverse Horizontal Axis Water Turbine. In Proc. 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Southampton, UK.

McIntosh , S.C., Fleming, C.F. & Willden, R.H.J. (2011). Embedded RANS-BEM tidal turbine design. In Proc. 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Southampton, UK.

Ferrer, E. & Willden, R.H.J. (2011). A high order Discontinuous Galerkin incompressible Navier-Stokes solver with rotating sliding meshes. In Proc. 16th International Conference on Finite Elements in Flow Problems, Munich, Germany.

 

2010

Rawlinson-Smith, R., Bryden, I., Folley, M., Martin, V., Stallard, T., Stock-Williams, C. & Willden, R. (2010). The PerAWaT project: Performance Assessment of Wave and Tidal Array Systems. In Proc. 3rd International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE), Bilbao, Spain.

Consul, C.A. & Willden, R.H.J. (2010). Influence of Flow Confinement of the Performance of a Cross-Flow Turbine. In Proc. 3rd International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE), Bilbao, Spain.

Belloni, C. & Willden, R.H.J. (2010). A computational study of a bi-directional ducted tidal turbine. In Proc. 3rd International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE), Bilbao, Spain.

Ferrer, E. & Willden, R.H.J. (2010). Development of a high order Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Solver, In Proc. Fifth European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECCOMAS), Lisbon, Portugal.

Ferrer, E. and Willden, R.H.J. & Houlsby, G.T. (2010). Development of an unstructured high order incompressible Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element method, In Proc. 10th ICFD Conference on Numerical Methods for Fluid Dynamics, Reading, UK.

 

2009

McAdam, R.A., Houlsby, G.T., Oldfield, M.L.G. & McCulloch, M.D. (2009). Experimental Testing of the Transverse Horizontal Axis Water Turbine. In Proc. 8th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Uppsala, Sweden.

Consul, C.A., Willden, R.H.J., Ferrer, E. & McCulloch, M.D. (2009). Influence of Solidity on the Performance of a Cross-Flow Turbine. In Proc. 8th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Uppsala, Sweden.

Draper, S., Houlsby, G.T., Oldfield, M.L.G. & Borthwick, A.G.L. (2009). Modelling Tidal Energy Extraction in a Depth-Averaged Coastal Domain. In Proc. 8th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Uppsala, Sweden.

 

2008

Houlsby, G.T., Draper, S. & Oldfield, M.L.G. (2008). Application of linear momentum actuator disc theory to open channel flow. Technical Report OUEL 2296/08, University of Oxford.

 

If you would like to receive any of the above publications in electronic copy please contact the authors via their links on the people pages.