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.
- 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.
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