TorqTidal seeks to provide control strategies for tidal current turbines that will reduce the risk of failure and increase the lifetime of device components without increasing capital costs. This will act to increase investor confidence and drive down the LCOE, which is a key step in helping the UK to exploit its significant tidal energy resource.
Every year tropical storms and hurricanes cause large amounts of damages and victims. In many cases people are forced to live in devastated areas without access to basic needs such as healthcare, clean water and food supplies, facing a hard and long recovery.
Fluid dynamics plays an essential role in our everyday life. You might think of our blood flow, on hot summer days the air-conditioning system, the potable water network, or stirring our coffee in the mornings to enhance the mixing process and the heat transfer.