Dr Martyn Hann
Profiles

Dr Martyn Hann

Lecturer in Coastal Engineering

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

Qualifications

  • PhD - A numerical and experimental study of a multi-cell fabric distensible wave energy converter, University of Southampton
  • MPhys Physics with Study in New Zealand, University of Exeter

Teaching interests

I primarily teach on the MSc Coastal Engineering and BEng/MEng Civil and Coastal Engineering programs and am module leader for:

COUE509 - Coastal Engineering
COUE508 - Advanced Coastal Engineering Modelling
COUE300 - Coastal Engineering Analysis and Design

I also contribute to teaching on various Offshore Renewable Energy modules.

Research interests

My research interests are generally focused on Offshore Renewable Energy. I have worked on studies into various wave energy devices, including the Anaconda and SQ devices - both deformable devices. I have also led studies into floating tidal energy devices and am currently leading Plymouth's contribution to various floating offshore wind research projects. I am also interested in the modelling of extreme wave interaction with floating devices and the design of moorings and electrical cables within arrays of offshore renewable energy devices. 

Away from Offshore Renewable Energy I have carried out research into the interaction of two ships in close proximity and scour around monopiles. I am generally interested in all branches of physical modelling of wave, current and wind interaction with fixed and floating structures.


Grants & contracts

Current Funding:

  • EPSRC funded ‘Extreme Loading on FOWT under Complex Environmental Conditions’ 
  • EPSRC Supergen-ORE Flex-Fund project ‘Novel approaches for physical model testing of floating wind turbine platforms’
  • TIGER Interreg project

Previous Funding:

  • EPSRC grant EP/N008847/1 ‘A zonal CFD approach for fully nonlinear simulations of two vessels in launch and recovery operations’
  • EU Horizon 2020 - WETFEET - supervising scaled model tests of arrays of wave energy converters (WECs) with shared mooring components
  • InnovateUK Inter project - developing a floating tidal energy platform
  • EPSRC grant EP/M01956X/1, examining the use of a common power take-off within arrays of point absorber wave energy converters
  • Wave Energy Scotland ELASTO project - studying the use of deformable materials for wave energy converters

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
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
Faraggiana E, Whitlam C, Chapman J, Hillis A, Roesner J, Hann M, Greaves D, Yu Y-H, Ruehl K & Masters I 2020 'Computational modelling and experimental tank testing of the multi float WaveSub under regular wave forcing' Renewable Energy , DOI PEARL
Xie N, Hann M, Pemberton R, Iglesias G & Greaves D 2019 'A numerical and experimental investigation of the effect of side walls on hydrodynamic model testing in a wave flume' Ocean Engineering 186, 106108-106108 , DOI
Shi H, Zhao C, Hann M, Greaves D, Han Z & Cao F 2019 'WHTO: A methodology of calculating the energy extraction of wave energy convertors based on wave height reduction' Energy 185, 299-315 , DOI PEARL
Antonini A, Raby AC, Brownjohn J, Pappas A & D'Ayala D 2019 'Survivability assessment of fastnet lighthouse' Coastal Engineering , DOI PEARL
Xie N, Iglesias G, Hann M, Pemberton R & Greaves D 2018 'Experimental study of wave loads on a small vehicle in close proximity to a large vessel' Applied Ocean Research 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, Eriksson M, Göteman M, Hann MR, Isberg J & Engström J 2018 'Experimental and Numerical Collaborative Latching Control of Wave Energy Converter Arrays' Energies 11, (11) , 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
Hann M, Greaves D, Raby A & Howey B 2017 'Use of constrained focused waves to measure extreme loading of a taut moored floating wave energy converter' Ocean Engineering 148, 33-42 , DOI PEARL
Kurniawan A, Chaplin J, Hann M, Greaves DM & Farley F 2017 'Wave energy absorption by a submerged air bag connected to a rigid float' Proceedings of the Royal Society A , DOI PEARL
Ning D-Z, Zhao X-L, Zhao M, Hann M & Kang H-G 2017 'Analytical investigation of hydrodynamic performance of a dual pontoon WEC-type breakwater' Applied Ocean Research 65, 102-111 , 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
Kurniawan A, Chaplin JR, Greaves DM & Hann M 2016 'Wave energy absorption by a floating air bag' Journal of Fluid Mechanics 812, 294-320 , 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
Hann M, Greaves D & Raby A 2015 'Snatch loading of a single taut moored floating wave energy converter due to focussed wave groups' OCEAN ENGINEERING 96, 258-271 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Ransley EJ, Hann M, Greaves D, Raby AC & Simmonds D 2013 'Numerical and physical modelling of extreme waves at Wave Hub' PEARL
Chapters
Hann M & Perez-Collazo C 2018 'Physical Modelling' in Greaves D; Iglesias Rodriguez JG Wave and Tidal Energy Wiley-Blackwell 233-288 Publisher Site , DOI
Conference Papers
Wang D, Conley D, Hann M, Collins KM & Greaves D 2019 'Use of HF radar for replciating wave-current combined wave conditions for testing of wave energy converters' 13th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference 9-/-0/20199-/-0/2019PEARL
Howey B, Iglesias G, Collins KM, Hann M, Greaves D, Gomes R & Henriques JCC 2019 'Wave energy converter arrays: Motion response of inter-connected array' 1-/-0/19001-/-0/1900625-632
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
Collins KM, Howey B, Vicente P, Gomes R, Harnois V, Hann M, Iglesias Rodriguez J & Greaves DM 2017 'A Physical Mooring Comparison for a Floating OWC' 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference Cork, Ireland 8-/-0/20178-/-0/2017PEARL
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
Brown SA, Greaves DM, Hann M, Kurniawan A & Forehand D 2017 'Frequency Domain Modelling of a Compressible Wave Energy Device' 4th PRIMaRE Conference Southampton 7-/-0/20177-/-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
Collins KM, Hann M, Iglesias Rodriguez G, Greaves DM, Vicente P & Harnois V 2016 'Breakthroughs in WEC arrays Shared moorings and cablings in the WETFEET project' International Conference on Ocean Energy 1-/-0/19001-/-0/1900PEARL
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
Chaplin JR, Farley FJM, Kurniawan A, Greaves DM & Hann MR 2015 'Forced heaving motion of a floating air-filled bag' 30th International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies Bristol 4-/-0/20154-/-0/2015
Kurniawan A, Greaves D, Hann MR & Chaplin J 2014 'Multi-resonant compressible wave energy devices' 29th Intl Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies Osaka, Japan 3-/-0/20144-/-0/2014
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, 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
Reports
Collins KM, greaves D, Hann M, Howey B, Iglesias rodriguez G & Harnois V 2016 D6.1 - Analysis of different potential configurations of non-rigid Inter-moored devices. Publisher Site
Posters
Collins KM, Arber P, Greaves D, Hann M, Iglesias G, Simmonds D, Stripling S & Toffoli A Collins KM, Arber P, Greaves D, Hann M, Iglesias G, Simmonds D, Stripling S & Toffoli A 0 'Facilitating coastal and ocean research in the laboratory' 01/01/190001/01/1900PEARL
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' 01/01/190001/01/1900PEARL
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' 01/01/190001/01/1900PEARL