Dr Scott Brown
Profiles

Dr Scott Brown

PRIMaRE Research Fellow

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

Scott is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Coastal Engineering Research Group within the School of Engineering at the University of Plymouth, whose primary research interests include marine renewable energy; computational fluid dynamics and physical modelling of two-phase free surface flows; wave-structure interaction; and turbulence generation. His PhD, obtained at University of Plymouth, focused on turbulence generation and sediment transport processes in the coastal zone using open source computational fluid dynamics, building upon knowledge gained in his MMath degree achieved at the University of Exeter.

Since completing his PhD, he has gained extensive experience in modelling marine renewable energy devices, both numerically and physically in the COAST Laboratory. This experience was obtained through a number of research projects in collaboration with industrial and academic partners, and included studies of floating tidal platforms; flexible and rigid point absorbers; and oscillating flap-type wave energy converters.

Research interests

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics: Modelling of two-phase flows using open source software (OpenFOAM, Gerris)
  • Coastal processes: Wave breaking, turbulence modelling and transport of suspended sediment
  • Renewable energy: Floating tidal turbines devices
  • Numerical model development (OpenFOAM): Suspended sediment, 6DOF solver and tidal turbines.

Research groups

  • Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Brown SA, Ransley EJ & Greaves DM 2019 'Developing a coupled turbine thrust methodology for floating tidal stream concepts: Verification under prescribed motion' Renewable Energy , DOI PEARL
Ransley EJ, Yan S, Brown S, Mai T, Graham D, Ma Q, Musiedlak P-H, Engsig-Karup AP, Eskilsson C & Li Q 2019 'A blind comparative study of focused wave interactions with a fixed FPSO-like structure (CCP-WSI Blind Test Series 1)' International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering (IJOPE) PEARL
Brown S, Musiedlak P-H, Ransley EJ & Greaves DM 2019 'Quantifying the Predictive Capability of OpenFOAM 4.1: Focused Wave Interactions with a Fixed FPSO' International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering 29, (2) 158-164 , DOI PEARL
Brown SA, Greaves DM, Magar V & Conley DC 2016 'Evaluation of turbulence closure models under spilling and plunging breakers in the surf zone' Coastal Engineering 114, 117-193 , DOI PEARL
Conference Papers
Brown S, Ransley E & Greaves D 2019 'CCP-WSI Blind Test Series 2: Assessment of focused wave impacts on floating WECs using OpenFOAM' 13th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) 02/09/2019 06/09/2019 PEARL
Brown S, Ransley E, Musiedlak P-H & Greaves D 2019 'Numerical Investigation of Focused Wave Impacts on Floating Wave Energy Converters Using OpenFOAM' 29th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE) 10/06/2019 14/06/2019 PEARL
Brown S, Ransley E, Xie N, Greaves D, Johanning L & Guerrini E 2019 'Validation of a Coupled CFD Model for Evaluating Floating Tidal Systems' 29th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE) 10/06/2019 14/06/2019 PEARL
Ransley E, Brown SA, Xie N, Greaves D, Nicholls-Lee R, Johanning L, Weston P & Guerrini E 2018 'Concept development for deployment of a modular, floating, tidal-stream device' RENEW Lisbon, Portugal 08/10/2018 10/10/2018 PEARL
Xie N, Ransley E, Brown SA, Greaves D, Nicholls-Lee R, Johanning L, Weston P & Guerrini E 2018 'Wave tank experiments of a floating, tidal-stream energy device' RENEW Lisbon, Portugal 08/10/2018 10/10/2018 PEARL
Brown SA, Musiedlak P-H, Ransley E & Greaves D 2018 'Numerical simulation of focused wave interactions with a fixed FPSO using OpenFOAM 4.1' 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE) Sapporo, Japan 10/06/2018 15/06/2018 International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers PEARL
Musiedlak P-H, Ransley EJ, Brown S, Child B, Hann MR, Iglesias G & Greaves DM 2018 'Starting a wave structure interaction CFD simulation from an advance time: Hot-start' Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM 6)/7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD 7) Glasgow, UK 11/06/2018 15/06/2018 PEARL
Brown SA, Greaves DM, Hann M, Kurniawan A & Forehand D 2017 'Frequency Domain Modelling of a Compressible Wave Energy Device' 4th PRIMaRE Conference Southampton 06/07/2017 07/07/2017 PEARL
Ransley E, Brown SA, Howey B, Collins K & Greaves D 2017 'Numerical Modelling of a Floating OWC-WEC Using CFD' 4th PRIMaRE Conference Southampton 06/07/2017 07/07/2017 PEARL
Ransley EJ, Brown SA, Greaves DM, Hindley S, Weston P & Guerrini E 2016 'Coupled RANS-VOF modelling of floating tidal stream concepts' in Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Offshore Renewable Energy (CORE) Glasgow, Scotland 12/09/2016 14/09/2016 PEARL
Brown SA, Ransley EJ, Greaves D, Hindley S, Weston P & Guerrini E 2016 'Evaluation of a Floating Tidal Turbine Device using a Coupled CFD Approach' in Proceedings of the 3rd PRIMaRE Conference Bath, UK 05/07/2016 06/07/2016 PEARL
Ransley EJ, Brown SA, Greaves DM, Hindley S, Weston P, Guerrini E & Starzmann R 2016 'Coupled RANS-VOF Modelling of Floating Tidal Stream Concepts' in Proceedings of the 4th Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) Washington, D.C., USA 25/04/2016 27/04/2016 PEARL
Ransley EJ, Brown SA, Greaves DM, Hindley S, Weston P, Guerrini E & Starzmann R 2016 'RANS-VOF Modelling of Floating Tidal Stream Systems' in Proceedings of the 5th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop Oxford, UK 21/03/2016 22/03/2016 PEARL
Brown SA, Magar V, Greaves DM & Conley DC 2014 'An evaluation of RANS turbulence closure models for spilling breakers' in Proceedings of the 34th Conference on Coastal Engineering Seoul, Korea 15/06/2014 20/06/2014 , DOI
Vyzikas T, Greaves DM, Simmonds D, Ransley EJ & Brown SA 2013 'Shape optimization of perforated caissons for wave energy harnessing' in Proceedings of the 6th PanHellenic Conference of Marine Structures Athens, Greece 10/11/2013 14/11/2013
Posters
Brown S, Ransley EJ, Xie N, Greaves DM, Nicholls-Lee R, Weston P & Guerrini E Brown S, Ransley EJ, Xie N, Greaves DM, Nicholls-Lee R, Weston P & Guerrini E 0 'Validation of a nonlinear, coupled numerical model for assessment of floating tidal systems' 0 0
Brown S, Ransley EJ, Xie N, Greaves DM, Nicholls-Lee R, Weston P & Guerrini E Brown S, Ransley EJ, Xie N, Greaves DM, Nicholls-Lee R, Weston P & Guerrini E 0 'Validation of a nonlinear, coupled numerical model for assessment of floating tidal systems' 0 0 PEARL
Other Publications
Brown SA 0 Numerical modelling of turbulence and sediment concentrations under breaking waves using OpenFOAM. 0 0