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NOTE RE FULL TEXT REQUESTS: All my publications are available at https://www.simonwaldman.me.uk/publications/. Please check here before using ResearchGate's request system. My interests centre around renewable energy and the use of regional-scale hydrodynamic modelling to support human activities, understand their effects, and improve planning and policymaking.
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When regional-scale hydrodynamic models use fine mesh sizes, such that the cross-section of a cell approaches that of a turbine, an error emerges in the calculation of turbine thrust. This error can be corrected using a method derived from actuator disk theory. We demonstrate this error, explain its source, and then present and test a new MATLAB pa...
The Goto Islands in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, contain three parallel channels that are suitable for tidal energy development and are the planned location for a tidal energy test centre. Energy extraction is added to a 3D numerical hydrodynamic model of the region, using a sub-grid momentum sink approach, to predict the effects of tidal developmen...
Tidal stream energy technology has progressed to a point where commercial exploitation of this sustainable resource is practical, but tidal physics dictates interactions between tidal farms that raise political, legal and managerial challenges that are yet to be met. Fully optimising the design of a turbine array requires its developer to know abou...
Executive summary The aim of this work is to understand the potential for, and impediments to, the development of hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems in the small-scale fisheries sector (generally considered as vessels of less than 10 m length). Fuel is one of the most significant costs for the small-scale fishing sector, especially vessel...
Taking an existing spectral wave model of the north Atlantic and adjusting the wind forcing to see how the wave power reaching Scotland changes with the climate to 2100.
As the marine renewable energy industry evolves, in parallel with an increase in the quantity of available data and improvements in validated numerical simulations, it is occasionally appropriate to reassess the wave and tidal resource of a region. This is particularly true for Scotland-a leading nation that the international community monitors for...
Lashy Sound is a small channel in Orkney, Scotland, where a tidal stream energy development is planned. This study uses numerical modelling to investigate the energy resource of the Sound and the effects on the flow of removing this power. A new 3D regional-scale hydrodynamic model of the area was built using the MIKE software and was used to study...
As part of the Terawatt project, two regional-scale hydrodynamic models of the Pentland Firth & Orkney waters were developed using unaltered commercially-available software (MIKE 3 and Delft3D), in order to investigate the suitability of such software for predicting the effects of tidal stream energy development. Realistic scenarios for tidal energ...
• We describe a modelling project to estimate the potential effects of wave & tidal stream renewables on the marine environment. • Realistic generic devices to be used by those without access to the technical details available to developers are described. • Results show largely local sea bed effects at the level of the currently proposed renewables...
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