A paper authored by a team lead by mechanical engineering graduate student, Oumnia El Fajri, has been selected as one of the best papers at the 13th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference.
The paper, titled “Numerical investigation of shallow-water effects on hydrokinetic turbine wake recovery,” was co-authored by mechanical engineering assistant professor, assistant CAVS director and computational engineering researcher Shanti Bhushan, aerospace engineering professor and computational engineering researcher, David Thompson and Tim O’Doherty of Cardiff University.
The paper is based on collaborative research between several departments within Mississippi State’s Bagley College of Engineering, the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS) and Cardiff University, and supports the EPSRC EP/N020782/1 Supergen Marine Grand Challenge program. The team used the High Performance Computing Collaboratory's supercomputing to conduct the research. The MSU HPC2 supercomputer system is one of the country’s most powerful, according to Top500.org, which ranks the world’s most powerful non-distributed computer systems.
The European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) series are international, technical, and scientific conferences focused on ocean renewable energy and widely respected for their commitment to maintaining high standards in the quality of academic and industrial contributions to their proceedings. The 13th conference was held in September 2019 in Napoli, Italy.