Dr Scott Brown
PRIMaRE Research Fellow
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Scott is a postdoctoral researchfellow in the Coastal Engineering Research Group within the School of Engineering at the University of Plymouth, whose primary research interests include marine renewableenergy; computational fluid dynamics and physical modelling of two-phase freesurface flows; wave-structure interaction; and turbulence generation. HisPhD, obtained at University of Plymouth, focused on turbulence generation andsediment transport processes in the coastal zone using open sourcecomputational fluid dynamics, building upon knowledge gained in his MMathdegree achieved at the University of Exeter.
Since completing his PhD, he has gainedextensive experience in modelling marine renewable energy devices, bothnumerically and physically in the COAST Laboratory. This experience wasobtained through a number of research projectsin collaboration with industrial and academic partners, and includedstudies of floating tidal platforms; flexible and rigid point absorbers; andoscillating flap-type wave energy converters.
- 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.
- Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport
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