Category: 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.

  • Design diagrams for wavelength discrepancy in tank testing with inconsistently scaled intermediate water depth

    The title or this paper is a bit of a mouthful, but actually it covers a relatively simple subject: the errors that may arise if the water depth is not scaled consistently with other parameters when tank testing devices, particularly those designed to harness power from waves.

  • 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 […]

  • Thesis finished

    I finally finished my thesis, and handed in a copy for examination a couple of weeks ago. I’m now catching up with all the things I’ve not done over the past months, including sleep and updating this site. The actual process of handing in the thesis for examination was something of an anti-climax.

  • More on writing my thesis with LaTex

    As I mentioned previously, I am writing my thesis using the LaTeX markup system, and thought I would put together a few words on my experience and things I have found. This includes formatting tables, including acronyms, and larger landscape figures/tables. I am sure there are many other ways to to achieve the same result, […]

  • And so the thesis writing begins

    After nearly three years of research, I have started the long and arduous process of writing up. I am going to use LaTeX to compile my writing, mainly because it makes it easier to make beautiful looking documents. Also word processing packages have a nasty habit of corrupting the formatting, and make numbering of equations difficult. […]

  • 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.