Prof. Ye Li
Project Description and Objectives
Renewable energy has occupied the forefront of energy supply studies around the world. With the advancement of science and technology, the use of renewable energy has expanded towards the ocean in the last decade. Particularly, tidal current and wave energy are regarded as the two kinds of marine renewable energy with the greatest prospects. In this project, models of tidal current turbines and/or wave power generators will be tested in a ship model towing tank, to measure their hydrodynamic performance, which is the key to marine renewable energy extraction.
Interested students should have basic knowledge of ocean engineering, mechanical engineering, energy engineering or similar fields. Proficiency in speaking and writing is essential.
Preparation of the facilities and instruments; Model test of the tidal current turbines and/or wave power generators; Data acquisition and analysis.