Dr Edward Ransley
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Dr Edward Ransley

Researcher

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

   Research Fellow

Qualifications

  • PhD - "Survivability of wave energy converter and mooring coupled system using CFD", University of Plymouth, 2015,
  • MSc Marine Renewable Energy (w. distinction) - Dissertation: "Investigation of configuration response amplitude operators (CRAOs) in an array of cylindrical wave energy converters", University of Plymouth, 2010-11. 
  • MA - Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, 2010.
  • MSci, BA (hons) - Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, 2003-2007.

Roles on external bodies

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Grants & contracts

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Musiedlak P-H, Ransley E, Hann M, Child B & Greaves D 2020 'Time-Splitting Coupling of WaveDyn with OpenFOAM by Fidelity Limit Identified from a WEC in Extreme Waves' Energies , DOI PEARL
Ransley E, Yan S, Brown S, Hann M, Graham D, Windt C, Schmitt P, Davidson J, Ringwood J & Musiedlak P-H 2020 'A Blind Comparative Study of Focused Wave Interactions with Floating Structures (CCP-WSI Blind Test Series 3)' International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering 30, (1) 1-10 , DOI PEARL
Brown S, Ransley E, Musiedlak P & Greaves D 2020 'Quantifying the predictive capability of OpenFOAM 5.0: Focused wave impacts with floating bodies' International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering 30, (1) 20-27 , DOI PEARL
Wendt, Nielsen, Yu, Bingham, Eskilsson, Kramer, Babarit, Bunnik, Costello & Crowley 2019 'Ocean Energy Systems Wave Energy Modelling Task: Modelling, Verification and Validation of Wave Energy Converters' Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 7, (11) 379-379 , DOI PEARL
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
Windt C, Davidson J, Ransley EJ, Greaves D, Jakobsen M, Kramer M & Ringwood JV 2019 'Validation of a CFD-based numerical wave tank model for the power production assessment of the wavestar ocean wave energy converter' 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
Antonini A, Raby AC, Brownjohn J, Pappas A & D'Ayala D 2019 'Survivability assessment of fastnet lighthouse' Coastal Engineering , DOI PEARL
Thomas S, Giassi M, Eriksson M, Goteman M, Isberg J, Ransley E, Hann MR & Engström J 2018 'A Model Free Control Based on Machine Learning for Energy Converters in an Array' Big Data and Cognitive Computing , DOI PEARL
Thomas S, Giassi M, Göteman M, Hann MR, Ransley EJ, Isberg J & Engström J 2018 'Performance of a Direct-Driven Wave Energy Point Absorber with High Inertia Rotatory Power Take-off' Energies (11) 2332-2332 , DOI PEARL
Sjökvist L, Wu J, Ransley EJ, Engström J, Eriksson M & Göteman M 2017 'Numerical models for the motion and forces of point-absorbing wave energy converters in extreme waves' Ocean Engineering 145, 1-14 , DOI PEARL
Ransley EJ, Greaves DM, Raby A, Simmonds D & Hann M 2017 'Survivability of wave energy converters using CFD' Renewable Energy 109, 235-247 , DOI PEARL
Ransley EJ, Greaves DM, Raby A, Simmonds D, Jakobsen M & Kramer M 2017 'RANS-VOF modelling of the Wavestar point absorber' Renewable Energy 109, 49-65 , DOI PEARL
Goteman M, Engstrom J, Eriksson M, Leijon M, Hann M, Ransley EJ & Greaves DM 2015 'Wave loads on a point-absorbing wave energy device in extreme waves' Journal of Ocean and Wind Energy 2, 176-181 , DOI PEARL
Ransley EJ, Hann M, Greaves D, Raby AC & Simmonds D 2013 'Numerical and physical modelling of extreme waves at Wave Hub' Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 65, 1645-1650 , 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) 9-/-0/20199-/-0/2019PEARL
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) 6-/-0/20196-/-0/2019PEARL
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) 6-/-0/20196-/-0/2019PEARL
Arini NR, Thies PR, Johanning L, Ransley E, Brown S, Xie N & Greaves D 2019 'Feasibility Study of Mooring Lines Design for a Floating Tidal Turbine Platform Using Double Hull Structure' ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering 6-/-0/20196-/-0/2019American Society of Mechanical Engineers , DOI PEARL
Windt C, Ringwood JV, Davidson J, Ransley EJ, Jakobsen M & Kramer M 2019 'Validation of a cfd-based numerical wave tank of the wavestar wec' 439-446 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 0-/-1/20180-/-1/2018PEARL
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 0-/-1/20180-/-1/2018PEARL
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 6-/-0/20186-/-0/2018International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers PEARL
Thomas S, Giassi M, Göteman M, Eriksson M, Isberg JM, Hann MR, Ransley EJ & Engström J 2018 'An accurate and cost efficient physical scale model of a direct driven point-absorber with constant damping power take-off' Proceedings of the 5th PRIMaRE Conference Bristol, UK 7-/-0/20187-/-0/2018PEARL
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 6-/-0/20186-/-0/2018PEARL
Musiedlak P-H, Ransley EJ, Greaves DM, Hann MR, Iglesias G & Child B 2017 'Investigation of model validity for numerical survivability testing of WECs' 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) Cork 8-/-0/20179-/-0/2017PEARL
Ransley E, Brown SA, Howey B, Collins K & Greaves D 2017 'Numerical Modelling of a Floating OWC-WEC Using CFD' 4th PRIMaRE Conference Southampton 7-/-0/20177-/-0/2017PEARL
Wendt F, Yu Y-H, Nielson K, Ruehl K, Bunnik T, Touzon I, Nam BW, Kim JS, Kim K-H & Janson CE 2017 'OES Task 10 WEC Modelling Verification and Validation' 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) Cork, Ireland 8-/-0/20179-/-0/2017PEARL
Engström J, Sjökvist L, Göteman M, Eriksson M, Hann M, Ransley EJ, Greaves D & Leijon M 2017 'Buoy geometry and its influence on survivability for a point absorbing wave energy converter: Scale experiment and CFD simulations' 5th Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) Washington, D. C., USA 5-/-0/20175-/-0/2017PEARL
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 9-/-0/20169-/-0/2016PEARL
Ransley EJ, Greaves D, Graham D, Kyte A, Qian L, Causon D, Mingham C, Zang J, Ma Q & Tabor G 2016 'Developing a National Community-serving Numerical Wave Tank Facility' in Proceedings of the 3rd PRIMaRE Conference Bath, UK 7-/-0/20167-/-0/2016PEARL
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 7-/-0/20167-/-0/2016PEARL
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 4-/-0/20164-/-0/2016PEARL
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 3-/-0/20163-/-0/2016PEARL
Göteman M, Engström J, Eriksson M, Leijon M, Hann M, Ransley EJ & Greaves DM 2015 'Wave Loads on a Point-Absorbing Wave Energy Device in Extreme Waves' in Proceedings of the 25th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference Kona, Hawaii Big Island, USA 6-/-0/20156-/-0/2015PEARL
Ransley EJ, Göteman M, Engström J, Jakobsen M, Eriksson M, Leijon M, Kramer M, Hann M & Greaves DM 2015 'RANS-VOF Modelling of Wave Energy Converters' in Proceedings of the 2nd PRIMaRE Conference Penryn, UK 6-/-0/20156-/-0/2015PEARL
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 1-/-1/20131-/-1/2013
Vyzikas T, Ransley EJ, Hann M, Magagna D, Greaves D, Simmonds D, Magar V & Conley D 2013 'Integrated Numerical Modelling System for Extreme Wave Events at the Wave Hub Site' in Proceedings of the ICE Conference on Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters Edinburgh, UK 9-/-0/20139-/-0/2013PEARL
Ransley EJ, Hann M, Simmonds D, Raby A & Greaves DM 2013 'Numerical and Physical Modelling of Extreme Wave Impacts on a Stationary Truncated Circular Cylinder' in Proceedings of the 10th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) Aalborg, Denmark 9-/-0/20139-/-0/2013PEARL
Ransley EJ, Hann M, Greaves D, Raby A & Simmonds D 2013 'Numerical and physical modelling of extreme waves at Wave Hub' in Proceedings of the 12th International Coastal Symposium 4-/-0/20134-/-0/2013PEARL
Ransley EJ & Greaves DM 2012 'Investigating interaction effects in an array of multi-mode wave energy converters' in Proceeding of the 27th International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies, Copenhagen, Denmark 4-/-0/20124-/-0/2012PEARL
Tosdevin T, Giassi M, Thomas S, Engstrom J, Hann M, Isberg J, Goteman M, Ransley E, Musliedlak P & Simmonds D 0 'On the calibration of a WEC-Sim model for heaving point absorbers' European wave and tidal energy conference (EWTEC) PEARL
Reports
Ransley E, Jones C, Ma Q, Poulter G, Qian L, Tabor G, Yan S, Zang J & Greaves D 2016 Wave Structure Interaction Computation and Experiment Roadmap Part 1: A Report on the 1st CCP-WSI Focus Group Workshop. , DOI PEARL
Posters
Musiedlak P-H, Greaves D, Ransley E, Iglesias G, Hann M & Child B Musiedlak P-H, Greaves D, Ransley E, Iglesias G, Hann M & Child B 0 'Geometric parameters for a 2D-Numerical Wave Tank' PEARL
Musiedlak P-H, Greaves D, Ransley E, Hann M, Iglesias G & Child B Musiedlak P-H, Greaves D, Ransley E, Hann M, Iglesias G & Child B 0 'The validity of numerical models for testing the survivability of WECs' PEARL
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'
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' PEARL
Other Publications
Ransley EJ 0 CCP-WSI_TestCase_001. PEARL
Ransley E 0 CCP-WSI_TestCase_002. PEARL
Ransley EJ 0 CCP-WSI_TestCase_003. PEARL