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Sub-Mesoscale Flow Regime Modelling and the Influence of Energy Extraction at a Tidal Energy Site: SUNTANS-MEM

  • Supervisor: Dr Rob Harris (Heriot-Watt University)      
  • Sponsoring company: Marine Scotland
  • PhD Student: Robert Hiley

The representation of tidal-stream energy devices in computational ocean models requires careful consideration of local flow processes at sub-grid scales. A modular software system is developed, based on a physically-consistent pure-mathematical framework, in which additional resolution is obtained using splines. The methods are applicable to ocean modelling systems in general.

 

 

 

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