Student Exchange – Dalhousie and Strathclyde University

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Darrel Doman, Dalhousie University

Start Date: January 2013

End Date: October 2015

The specific purpose of the research is to investigate and inform novel and cost-effective engineering solutions to extract and deliver energy from tidal flows. A key objective of the project is to participate in a student exchange as part of an international collaboration between Dalhousie University and the University of Strathclyde.  Student research will focus on introducing new tidal turbine blade designs.  Specifically, a system engineering approach will be developed to optimize blade shape as well as mechanical components that will advance the science, methodologies and applications regarding the way power is captured, converted and delivered.

Reports:

Dalhousie-Strathclyde Research Proposal – Final Report [PDF]

Publications:

Murray, R.E., Ordonez-Sanchez, S., Porter, K.E., Doman, D.A., Pegg, M.J., Johnstone, C.M.
Towing tank testing of passively adaptive composite tidal turbine blades and comparison to design tool
(2018) Renewable Energy, 116, pp. 202-214.

DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.09.062
DOCUMENT TYPE: Article
SOURCE: Scopus

Gracie-Orr, K., Nevalainen, T.M., Johnstone, C.M., Murray, R.E., Doman, D.A., Pegg, M.J.
Development and initial application of a blade design methodology for overspeed power-regulated tidal turbines
(2016) International Journal of Marine Energy, 15, pp. 140-155.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijome.2016.04.006
DOCUMENT TYPE: Article
SOURCE: Scopus

Murray, R.E., Nevalainen, T., Gracie-Orr, K., Doman, D.A., Pegg, M.J., Johnstone, C.M.
Passively adaptive tidal turbine blades: Design tool development and initial verification
(2016) International Journal of Marine Energy, 14, pp. 101-124. Cited 2 times.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijome.2016.02.001
DOCUMENT TYPE: Article
SOURCE: Scopus

Murray, R.E., Doman, D.A., Pegg, M.J.
Finite element modeling and effects of material uncertainties in a composite laminate with bend-twist coupling
(2015) Composite Structures, 121, pp. 362-376. Cited 6 times.

DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.11.035
DOCUMENT TYPE: Article
SOURCE: Scopus

Doman, D.A., Murray, R.E., Pegg, M.J., Gracie, K., Johnstone, C.M., Nevalainen, T.
Tow-tank testing of a 1/20th scale horizontal axis tidal turbine with uncertainty analysis
(2015) International Journal of Marine Energy, 11, pp. 105-119. Cited 9 times.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijome.2015.06.003
DOCUMENT TYPE: Article
SOURCE: Scopus