Tag List: Marine Energy

Prof Bahaj gives plenary lecture at opening session of SET2017, Bologna

Professor AbuBakr Bahaj gave a plenary talk entitled ‘Sustainable energy across scales’ in the opening session of the 16th Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET) 2017 conference held at the Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna. Also presenting were Professor Patrick Osborne and SERG members Rucha Amin, Victoria Aragon, Luke Blunden, Mikey Harper, Mostafa Mahdy, Sam Paine […]

Posted on 19th July, 2017
Category : News


The 4TH Partnership for Research In Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) CONFERENCE will take place at the University of Southampton, Southampton on the 6th and 7th of July 2017. To find more details about the conference, please click here Register here by June 30 to attend the 4th PRIMaRE conference. Display space can also be made […]

Posted on 19th June, 2017
Category : Events : News

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Title:Experimental analysis of the influence of proximity to channel boundaries and blockage ratio on far field hydrodynamic effects and performance of tidal turbine arrays. Researcher: Tim Daly Supervisors: Luke Myers and AbuBakr Bahaj Abstract Tidal energy is now the subject of an extensive amount of research. Several studies have clearly demonstrated the significant potential contribution […]

Posted on 27th June, 2013

Title: Resource assessment of large marine current turbine arrays. Researcher: Danny Coles Superviors: AbuBakr Bahaj & Luke Blunden Abstract The deployment of marine current turbines has the potential to generate a significant amount of electricity in specific locations around the world. This is highly relevant to today’s energy market, where there is a demand to […]

Posted on 20th June, 2013

Inflow to a tidal turbine showing waves, velocity profile and turbulent eddies

Launched in June 2013, the  Reducing the Costs of Marine Renewables via Advanced Structural Materials, is a three year, £1.2M grant funded by EPSRC , SUPERGEN Marine Grand Challenge, split between the Universities of Southampton, Strathclyde (lead) and Newcastle. (Grant EP/K013319/1) Summary For marine renewable energy conversion to achieve a much needed step change in cost reduction, […]

Posted on 14th June, 2013

The effects of ambient turbulence on an actuator disc representation of a tidal turbine.

Title: Turbulence and its effects on the performance and wake of a tidal stream turbine. Researcher: Tom Blackmore Superviors: AbuBakr Bahaj & William Batten   Abstract The tidal energy resource in the UK is one of the largest in Europe and can contribute to our ever increasing demand for low carbon energy. The technology is […]

Posted on 31st May, 2013


The Anaconda wave energy converter, which is shown as an artist’s impression in Figure 1, is a novel concept for wave energy conversion invented by Rod Rainey and Francis Farley and further developed by the licensed manufacturers Checkmate SeaEnergy Ltd. The system essentially consists of a rubber tube filled with water which is placed in the […]

Posted on 15th May, 2012
Category : Wave Energy

Comparison of modelling methods in predicting the wake

Title: The accuracy of the actuator Disc-Rans approach for modelling performance and wake characteristics of a horizontal axis tidal stream turbine. Researcher: Matt Harrison Supervisors: William Batten & AbuBakr Bahaj   Abstract Tidal stream energy has the potential to supply power with low carbon dioxide emissions, but the technology is still being developed. Horizontal axis tidal stream turbines have seen […]

Posted on 17th June, 2011

12 small images showing simulated velocity deficit when tidal turbines are installed at different locations around alderney

The effect of tidal stream turbine arrays upon sediment dynamics has received little attention to date due to, on one hand, lack of installed arrays and on the other lack of high resolution bathymetric survey data. However, we are now at the stage where there are some serious plans for implementing arrays of size tens […]

Posted on 1st November, 2010

Title: A new approach to tidal stream energy resource assessment Researcher: Luke Blunden Supervisor: AbuBakr Bahaj   Abstract Tidal stream power generation offers the prospect of predictable, low-CO₂ power at a number of locations around the UK and the world.  Previous assessments of tidal energy resources have taken the form of desk studies based on simplified navigational data. Where numerical […]

Posted on 16th June, 2009