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Early Career Researcher Network Forum

5 November 2019 - University of Strathclyde

The second annual ECR Forum was held on 5th Novemeber 2019 at the Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde. 29 ECRs attended a series of workshops and talks throughout the day, including group discussions regarding individual ECR research posters and abstracts, and a discussion around the recently closed first ECR Research Fund call.  The list of ECR abstracts and posters can be found below, or can be downloaded HERE for abstracts and HERE for posters.

A summary presentation regarding the purpose, eligibility and overview of the types of activities funded by the ECR Research Fund can be found HERE  


ECR Posters and Abstracts

Please find below links to the Posters and Abstracts presented at the Supergen ORE Hub Annual Assembly on 5th November 2019:

Wind Energy O&M Research, University of Strathclyde

Wind Energy O&M Research Dr James Carroll, Lecturer and Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Strathclyde Research Motivation: Background and Motivation: The growth of offshore wind energy is a significant feature of the UKs present and future energy mix. Wind energy is now a mainstream energy generation method in the UK and globally. In the UK alone, the offshore wind energy industry has installed approximately 8GW or roughly 2,000 offshore turbines in recent years. However, the impressive growth rate seen in the offshore wind energy industry has been partially driven by government policies and subsidies. For the offshore wind energy…

Wake structure of tidal stream turbine arrays under increasing flow depth, Cardiff University

    Wake structure of tidal stream turbine arrays under increasing flow depth Pablo Ouro Hydro-environmental Research Centre, School of Engineering, Cardiff University,CF24 3AA Cardiff UK At every tidal site the local environmental conditions regarding water depth or bathymetry are different. These can notably change the flow dynamics, e.g. velocity profile distribution, impacting on the energy generation capabilities of tidal stream turbine arrays, and hence there is a need to individually investigate the layout that maximises the energy generation of the array. Relatively low submergences, i.e. turbines occupy a great proportion of the water level, can have an immediate effect…

The Collaborative Computation Project in Wave Structure Interaction (CCP-WSI), University of Plymouth

The Collaborative Computational Project in Wave Structure Interaction (CCP-WSI) E. Ransley(1)*, D. Greaves(1), L. Qian(2), J. Zang(3), Q. Ma(4), S. Yan(4), G. Tabor(5), C. Jones(6), G. Poulter(6) (1) School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University (2) School of Computing, Mathematics & Digital Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University (3) Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath (4) School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering, City University London (5) College of Engineering, Maths and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter (6) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Science and Technology Facilities Council The UK has an outstanding record of research in Wave Structure Interaction…

Real-time wave energy control based on machine learning, University of Strathclyde

Real-time wave energy control based on machine learning Liang Li, University of Strathclyde A controller is usually used to increase the power extraction of wave energy converters. Despite the development of various control strategies, the practical implementation of wave energy control is still difficult since the control inputs are the future wave forces. In this work, the artificial intelligence technique is adopted to tackle this problem. A multi-layer artificial neural network is developed and trained by the machine learning algorithm to forecast the future wave forces. The receding horizon strategy is used to implement control online. Analysis results show that…

Programmable Flexible materials for Mooring and Station Keeping, University of Strathclyde

Programmable flexible materials for mooring and station keeping Saeid Lotfian, University of Strathclyde Renewable marine energy has emerged as a centrepiece of the new energy economy, because of its abundance, regularity and to be environmental - friendly. Floating offshore platforms could solve the problem of using high depth water to extract energy by using mooring systems. The moorings of wave devices, floating tidal turbines and ultimately floating offshore wind turbines will be subjected to the combined excitations of hydrostatic, hydrodynamic, aerodynamic and electromechanical forces driven by acombination of wave, tidal, wind and network interactions. The performance and structural responses of…