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Layout Optimisation of Wave Energy Converter Arrays
(20170824)This paper proposes an optimisation strategy for the layout design of wave energy converter (WEC) arrays. Optimal layouts are sought so as to maximise the absorbed power given a minimum qfactor, the minimum distance between ... 
Mesoscopic modelling and simulation of espresso coffee extraction
(2019)A mesoscopic model for the simulation of espresso extraction based on the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics method is presented. The model incorporates some essential features such as bimodal granulometry (finescoarses) of ... 
Mesoscopic simulations of inertial drag enhancement and polymer migration in viscoelastic solutions flowing around a confined array of cylinders
(20220701)We study the flow around a periodic array of cylinders using a mesoscopic viscoelastic fluid that mimics polymeric solutions. We model our fluid employing a novel mesoscopic method based on Smoothed Dissipative Particle ... 
Metallic microswimmers driven up the wall by gravity
(20210721)Experiments on autophoretic bimetallic nanorods propelling within a fuel of hydrogen peroxide show that tailheavy swimmers preferentially orient upwards and ascend along inclined planes. We show that such gravitaxis is ... 
Modeling swelling effects during coffee extraction with smoothed particle hydrodynamics
(20220401)It is commonly assumed that coffee particles swell during filtration, but it has not been clarified how different degrees of swelling affect the extraction. In this article, we propose a grain swelling model to investigate ... 
Modeling the effect of flowinduced mechanical erosion during coffee filtration
(202109)The espresso extraction process involves a complex transport inside a geometrychanging porous medium. Large solid grains forming the majority of the porous medium can migrate, swell, consolidate and they can also ... 
Molecular Dynamics Test of the StressThermal Rule in Polyethylene and Polystyrene Entangled Melts
(20200203)Anisotropic thermal transport induced by deformation and the linear relation between the thermal conductivity and stress tensors, also known as the stressthermal rule (STR), are tested via molecular dynamics simulations ... 
Mooring system monitoring of offshore renewable energy floating platforms
(2019)An appropriate schedule of the operations for the maintenance (both long and short term) of offshore renewable energy devices can be a crucial key factor for assessing the economic viability of marine energy projects. ... 
Motile dislocations knead odd crystals into whorls
(20210101)The competition between thermal fluctuations and potential forces governs the stability of matter in equilibrium, in particular the proliferation and annihilation of topological defects. However, driving matter out of ... 
New Simplified Algorithm for the Multiple Rotating Frame Approach in Computational Fluid Dynamics
(20170602)This paper deals with rotating effects simulation of steady flows in turbomachinery. To take into account the rotating nature of the flow, the frozen rotor approach is one of the widely used approaches. This technique, ... 
Normal lubrication force between spherical particles immersed in a shearthickening fluid
(20181207)In this work, the inverse biviscous model [Physics of Fluids 29, 103104 (2017)] is used to describe a shearthickening fluid. An analytical velocity profile in a planar Poiseuille flow is utilized to calculate an approximate ... 
Numerical Approaches for Loads and Motions Assessment of Floating WECs Moored by Means of Catenary Mooring Systems
(2022)Technologies for harvesting offshore renewable energy based on float ing platforms, such as offshore wind, wave and tidal energies, are currently being developed with the purpose of achieving a competitive cost of energy. ... 
Numerical investigation of the aerodynamic performance for a wellstype turbine in a wave energy converter
(20151231)Ocean waves constitute an extensive energy resource, whose extraction has been the subject of intense research activity in the last three decades. Among the different variants of Wave Energy Converters, the principle of ... 
Numerical investigation of the rheological behavior of a dense particle suspension in a biviscous matrix using a lubrication dynamics method
(20200519)This paper presents a numerical approach to predict the rheology of dense noncolloidal suspensions with a biviscous matrix. A biviscous matrix is characterized as a fluid with two shear rate dependent viscosities i.e. one ... 
A numerical method for suspensions of articulated bodies in viscous flows
(20220901)An articulated body is defined as a finite number of rigid bodies connected by a set of arbitrary constraints that limit the relative motion between pairs of bodies. Such a general definition encompasses a wide variety of ... 
A numerical study on the hydrodynamic impact of device slenderness and array size in wave energy farms in realistic wave climates
(20170710)The future of wave energy converters lies in the design and realization of farms comprising of several devices, given the level of actual power flow for the individual devices and because of several operational issues. ... 
On Adomian Based Numerical Schemes for Euler and NavierStokes Equations, and Application to Aeroacoustic Propagation
(20180312)In this thesis, an Adomian Based Scheme (ABS) for the compressible NavierStokes equations is constructed, resulting in a new multiderivative type scheme not found in the context of fluid dynamics. Moreover, this scheme ... 
On intermediatescale opensea experiments on floating offshore structures: Feasibility and application on a spar support for offshore wind turbines
(20180628)Experimental investigation of floating structures represents the most direct way for achieving their dynamic identification and it is particularly valuable for relatively new concepts, such as floating supports for offshore ... 
Reducing variability in the cost of energy of ocean energy arrays
(201909)Variability in the predicted cost of energy of an ocean energy converter array is more substantial than for other forms of energy generation, due to the combined stochastic action of weather conditions and failures. If the ... 
Review of systems engineering (Se) methods and their application to wave energy technology development
(20201001)The design of effective and economically viable wave energy devices involves complex decision‐making about the product based on conceptual design information, including stakeholder requirements, functions, components and ...