Dr Danny Coles
Profiles

Dr Danny Coles

Research Fellow - INTERREG V A France (Channel) TIGER Project

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

Danny is a Research Fellow in the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering). He works on the INTERREG Tidal Energy Industry Energiser (TIGER) project. 

Prior to Plymouth, Danny completed an MEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manchester (2011), and a PhD in hydrodynamic modelling at the University of Southampton (2016). Danny was a Research Associate at Imperial College London, Department of Earth Science and Engineering (2016), where his research focused on the optimisation of tidal stream turbine arrays, with applications in the Alderney Race. Danny also has industry experience working in both the wind and tidal energy sectors (2017 - 2020).

Qualifications

PhD: 'Energy extraction by large tidal stream turbine arrays at sites around the Channel Islands', University of Southampton, 2013 - 2017

MEng (Hons): Mechanical Engineering, University of Manchester, 2007 - 2011

Roles on external bodies

Visiting researcher, Energy and Climate Change Division, Sustainable Energy Research Group, School of Engineering, University of Southampton

British Standards Institute (BSI) Committee Member, contributing to International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) TS 62600-200 (Electricity producing tidal energy converters - Power performance assessment) and IEC TS 62600-201 (Tidal energy resource assessment and characterization)

STEM Ambassador

Teaching interests

Invited lecturer, Master in Renewable Energy in the Marine Environment Scholarship Programme, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao

Journals

Coles, D.S, Blunden, L.S, Bahaj, A.S., (2020), ‘The energy yield potential of a large tidal stream turbine array in the Alderney Race’, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 378: 20190502

Goss, Z, Coles, D.S, Piggott, M, (2020), ‘Identifying economically viable tidal sites within the Alderney Race through optimisation of LCoE’, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 378: 20190500

Thiebot, J, Coles, D.S, Bennis, A-C, Guillou, N, Neill, S.P, Guillou, S, Piggott, M, (2020), ‘Numerical modelling of hydrodynamics and tidal energy extraction in the Alderney Race: a review’, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 378: 20190498

Mejia-Olivares, C.J, Haigh, I.D, Wells, N.C, Coles, D.S, Lewis, M.J, Neill, S.P, (2018), Tidal-stream energy resource characterization for the Gulf of California, México, Energy, 156: 481-491

Coles, D.S, Blunden, L.S, Bahaj, A.S., (2017), ‘Assessment of the energy extraction potential at tidal sites around the Channel Islands’, Energy, 124:171-186

Coles, D.S, Blunden, L.S, Bahaj, A.S., (2016), ‘Experimental validation for the distributed drag method used for simulating flow through large marine current turbine arrays, International Journal of Marine Energy,16:298–316

Cheung, H.K.W, Coles, D.S, Levermore, G.J., (2015), ‘Urban heat island analysis of Greater Manchester, UK using sky view factor analysis’, Building Services Engineering Research and Technology Journal, 37:5-17

Conference Papers

Coles, D.S, Walsh, T, (2019), ‘Mechanisms for reducing the cost of tidal stream energy’, Proceedings of the 13th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Naples, Italy

Coles, D.S, Greenwood, C, Vogler, A, Walsh, T, Taaffe, D, (2018), ‘Assessment of the turbulent flow upstream of the MeyGen Phase 1A tidal stream turbines’, Proceedings of the 4th Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC), Taipei, Taiwan

Coles, D.S, Walsh, T, Taaffe, D, (2018), ‘Tidal turbine array design and energy yield assessment for Naru Strait, Japan’, Proceedings of the 4th Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC), Taipei, Taiwan

Coles, D.S, Kramer S.C, Piggott M.D, Avdis A, Angeloudis A., (2017), ‘Optimisation of tidal stream turbine arrays within Alderney Race’, Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Cork, Ireland

Coles, D.S, Blunden, L.S, Bahaj, A.S., (2017), ‘Turbulent flow within large multi-row tidal turbine simulators’, Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Cork, Ireland

Angeloudis A., Piggott M.D, Kramer S.C, , Avdis A, Coles, D.S, Christou M., (2017), ‘Comparison of 0-D, 1-D and 2-D model capabilities for tidal range energy resource assessments’, Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Cork, Ireland

Coles, D.S, Blunden, L.S, Bahaj, A.S., (2016), ‘Validity of the distributed drag method for simulating large marine current turbine arrays’, Proceedings of the 3 rd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC), Singapore

Coles, D.S, Blunden, L.S, Bahaj, A.S., (2015), ‘Energy extraction potential from the Alderney Race’, Proceedings of the 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), pp. 08D4-1-9, Nantes, France

Coles, D.S, Blunden, L.S, Bahaj, A.S. (2014), ‘Experimental testing for spatially averaged numerical modelling of large marine current energy converter arrays’, Grand Renewable Energy Conference Proceedings, 2nd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC), pp. O-Oc-4-2 1-4, Tokyo, Japan

Coles, D.S, Blunden, L.S, Bahaj, A.S., (2013), ‘Resource assessment of Large Marine Current Turbine Arrays’, Oceans 2013 Conference Proceedings, pp. 1-9, San Diego, USA