Dr Scott Brown
Profiles

Dr Scott Brown

PRIMaRE Research Fellow

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

Scott is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Coastal Engineering Research Group within the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at the University of Plymouth, whose primary research interests include marine renewable energy; computational fluid dynamics and physical modelling of two-phase free surface flows; wave-structure interaction; and turbulence generation. His PhD, obtained at University of Plymouth, focused on turbulence generation and sediment transport processes in the coastal zone using open source computational fluid dynamics, building upon knowledge gained in his MMath degree achieved at the University of Exeter.

Since completing his PhD, he has gained extensive experience in modelling marine renewable energy devices, both numerically and physically in the COAST Laboratory. This experience was obtained through a number of research projects in collaboration with industrial and academic partners, and included studies of floating tidal platforms; flexible and rigid point absorbers; and oscillating flap-type wave energy converters.

Research interests

  • 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.

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Kramer MB, Andersen J, Thomas S, Bendixen FB, Bingham H, Read R, Holk N, Ransley E, Brown S & Yu Y-H 2021 'Highly Accurate Experimental Heave Decay Tests with a Floating Sphere: A Public Benchmark Dataset for Model Validation of Fluid-Structure Interaction' Energies , DOI Open access
Kurniawan A, Brown S, Forehand D & Wolgamot H 2021 'Wave–Structure Interactions of Flexible Bags with Elastic Tendons: Application to Wave Energy Conversion' Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering 147, (1) 04020045-04020045 , DOI Open access
Brown S, Ransley E, Xie N, Monk K, De Angelis G, Nicholls-Lee R, Guerrini E & Greaves D 2020 'On the impact of motion-thrust coupling in floating tidal energy applications' Applied Energy 282, , DOI Open access
Brown S, Ransley E & Greaves D 2020 'Assessing focused wave impacts on floating WECs using OpenFOAM' Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering and Computational Mechanics Open access
Brown SA, Ransley EJ, Zheng S, Xie N, Howey B & Greaves DM 2020 'Development of a fully nonlinear, coupled numerical model for assessment of floating tidal stream concepts' Ocean Engineering 218, 108253-108253 Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Ransley E, Brown S, Hann M, Greaves D, Windt C, Ringwood J, Davidson J, Schmitt P, Yan S & Wang JX 2020 'Focused wave interactions with floating structures: A blind comparative study' Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering and Computational Mechanics , DOI Open access
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 Open access
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 Open access
Brown SA, Ransley EJ & Greaves DM 2019 'Developing a coupled turbine thrust methodology for floating tidal stream concepts: Verification under prescribed motion' Renewable Energy 147, 529-540 , DOI Open access
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) Open access
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 Open access
Brown SA, Greaves DM, Magar V & Conley DC 2016 'Evaluation of turbulence closure models under spilling and plunging breakers in the surf zone' Coastal Engineering 114, 117-193 , DOI Open access
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-/-0/2019Open access
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-/-0/2019Open access
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-/-0/2019Open access
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 Open access
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-/-1/2018Open access
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-/-1/2018Open access
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 Open access
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-/-0/2018Open access
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-/-0/2017Open access
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-/-0/2017Open access
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-/-0/2016Open access
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-/-0/2016Open access
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-/-0/2016Open access
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-/-0/2016Open access
Brown SA, Magar V, Greaves DM & Conley DC 2014 'An evaluation of RANS turbulence closure models for spilling breakers' in Proceedings of the 34th Conference on Coastal Engineering Seoul, Korea 6-/-0/20146-/-0/2014, DOI
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
Posters
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 '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 'Validation of a nonlinear, coupled numerical model for assessment of floating tidal systems' Open access
Other Publications
Brown SA 2017 Numerical modelling of turbulence and sediment concentrations under breaking waves using OpenFOAM.