Tag: research

  • My Thesis: Combined wave-current scale model testing at FloWave

    Somewhat belatedly, I’m posting a summary of my thesis on this blog. I’ve copied both the lay summary to explain the work in more general terms, together with the more technical abstract of my thesis.

  • My Publications

    A list of all my academic publications, with links to those I have summarised on this site, plus the full text online. Noble, D R; Draycott, S; Nambiar, A; Sellar, B G; Steynor, J; Kiprakis, A (2020) Experimental Assessment of Flow, Performance, and Loads for Tidal Turbines in a Closely-Spaced Array. Energies. 10.3390/en13081977. Noble, D R; […]

  • Re-creation of site-specific multi-directional waves with non-collinear current

    This paper was published in the Ocean Engineering journal in October 2017. It was a joint piece of work with fellow IDCORE researcher at FloWave, Sam Draycott, building on our separate areas of research. In it, we demonstrate the capability of the FloWave facility to generate complex wave-current conditions, and also highlight the importance of considering […]

  • Research update: optimism and pessimism

    With about nine months to go until I am due to hand in my thesis, I am periodically cycling between optimism and pessimism as to how I am progressing. I know that I have managed to pull together a reasonably solid body of work, which my supervisors assure me will be sufficient to complete my […]

  • Overdue update on research progress

    I realise that I’m very much overdue an update on my research progress, having posted very little so far and nothing in the last year. Things are generally going well, although I still feel there is a lot to do and only a limited amount of time to do it in. This feeling of pressure […]

  • European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Nantes

    Thoughts about my 2015 trip to Nantes where I presented my research at the EWTEC conference.

  • First research outputs

    I have been working towards the first outputs from my research, which will be at a couple of academic conferences this year. Firstly, I will be presenting a poster at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015 in Vienna, on the work we have been doing on “Wave-current interactions at the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility”. […]