Dr Danny Coles
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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 Stream Industry Energiser (TIGER) project. His research investigates cost of tidal energy reduction using array optimisation.

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), where he is now a visiting researcher. 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 in the fields of tidal and wind energy working as the Resource Analyst at SIMEC Atlantis Energy (2017-2019) and as Business Information and Data Analyst at Ventient Energy (2019-2020). 

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

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)

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

STEM Ambassador

Teaching interests

Guest seminar talk, 'A summary of tidal stream energy resource assessment and array optimisation', Sustainable Energy Research Group, University of Southampton, 24/02/2021

Guest lecturer, 'Guest Q&A', Renewable Energy from Wind Wave and Tide module, University of Southampton, 18/02/2021

Invited lecturer, 'Introduction to tidal stream energy and the MeyGen project' & 'Future challenges for tidal stream energy', Master in Renewable Energy in the Marine Environment Scholarship Programme, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, 10/07/2019

Journals

Goss Z, Coles DS, Kramer SC, Piggott MD, 2021, Efficient economic optimisation of large-scale tidal stream arrays, Applied Energy, accepted

Milne IA, Graham JMR, Coles DS, 2021, On the scaling of turbulence in a high Reynolds number tidal flow, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 915, A104

Coles DS, Angeloudis A, Goss Z, Miles J, 2021, Tidal stream vs. wind energy: The value of cyclic power when combined with short-term storage in hybrid systems, Energies, 14:1106

Mackie L, Coles DS, Piggott MD, Angeloudis A, 2020, The potential for tidal range energy systems to provide continuous power: a UK case study, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 8(10):780

Coles DS, Blunden LS, Bahaj AS, 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 DS, Piggott MD, 2020, ‘Identifying economically viable tidal sites within the Alderney Race through optimisation of LCoE’, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 378:20190500

Thiebot J, Coles DS, Bennis A-C, Guillou N, Neill SP, 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 CJ, Haigh ID, Wells NC, Coles DS, Lewis MJ, Neill SP, 2018, Tidal-stream energy resource characterization for the Gulf of California, México, Energy, 156:481-491

Coles DS, Blunden LS, Bahaj AS, 2017, Assessment of the energy extraction potential at tidal sites around the Channel Islands, Energy, 124:171-186

Coles DS, Blunden LS, Bahaj AS, 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 HKW, Coles DS, Levermore GJ, 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 DS, 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 DS, 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 DS, 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

Griffiths T, White D, Draper S, Cheng L, Tong F, Johnson F, Coles DS, Ingham S, Lourie C, Fogliani A, (2018), 'Subsea cable stability on rocky seabeds‐back analysis of field observations against recent research predictions'. Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Madrid, Spain

Coles DS, Kramer SC, Piggott MD, 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 DS, Blunden LS, Bahaj AS, (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 MD, Kramer SC, Avdis A, Coles DS, 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 DS, Blunden LS, Bahaj AS, (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 DS, Blunden LS, Bahaj AS, (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 DS, Blunden LS, Bahaj AS, (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 DS, Blunden LS, Bahaj AS, (2013), ‘Resource assessment of Large Marine Current Turbine Arrays’, Oceans 2013 Conference Proceedings, pp. 1-9, San Diego, USA