Tidal energy converters: modelling and techno-economic assessment
Reference persons GIUSEPPE GIORGI
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Description Tidal energy is one of the most predictable sources of renewable energy, since it is related to astronomical cycles. Moreover, tidal energy turbines are among the most mature ocean energy technologies. However, the decision-making process necessitates of comparable techno-economic metrics, hence not only productivity, but also capital and operational costs.
Within activities related to a project funded by the European Commission, this thesis aims at:
- Implement a numerical model for the dynamics, structural integrity, and performance of tidal energy turbines
- Embed an appropriate parametrization to evaluate design alternatives for different installation sites
- Define and evaluate techno-economic metrics related to the productivity, costs, and consequent livelised cost of energy
The thesis is developed, abroad or remotely, in collaboration with Dr. Christian Windt, research fellow at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany.
Relevant reference: https://www.realtide.eu/realtide-project-deliverables
Required skills Matlab and/or Python
Deadline 18/09/2024 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA